Tuesday, May 26, 2009

James DePreist to conduct the Seattle Symphony this weekend

James DePreist will conduct the Seattle Symphony this weekend (May 29-31) at Benaroya Hall. The program features Smetana's Overture to "The Bartered Bride," a world premiere of David Stock's Cello Concerto, and Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances." Joshua Roman, the Seattle Symphony's former principal cellist, will be the soloist for Stock's Cello Concert.

DePriest, as most of you know, was the artistic director of the Oregon Symphony from 1980 to 2003. He is currently the permanent conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and serves as director of conducting and orchestral studies at The Juilliard School.

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