LeFrak Concert Hall
Edino Biaggi, English Horn
Rorem, English Horn Concerto
Smaldone, June 2011
The Queens College Orchestra welcomes distinguished alumna JoAnn Falletta as guest conductor.
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader. An effervescent and exuberant figure on the podium, she has been praised by The Washington Post as having “Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein.” Acclaimed by The New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation”, she serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center. Maestro Falletta returns to her Alma Mater this year, and inspires the orchestra as well as its audience with her exceptional artistry.
The Queens College Orchestra is the voice of the Aaron Copland School of Music. Under the direction of Maestro Maurice Peress it is first and foremost a training orchestra that explores the core repertoire from Bach to Takemitsu. The QCO accompanies concertos featuring our students, and plays for operas and oratorios. It reads student orchestrations and compositions, and helps train our Masters Conducting students.
Free Event. Donations accepted at the Door.