Wednesday, February 17, 2010

James DePreist leads Phoenix Symhony in recent concert

James DePreist, former music director of the Oregon Symphony, conducted the Phoenix Symphony February 4-6 and received a rave review from Richard Nilsen in The Arizona Republic. On Saturday evening (February 20th) DePreist will lead the Juilliard Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in the following program:

DANIEL BĂ–RTZ Sinfonia No. 1
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Major
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

1 comment:

curtis heikkinen said...

Thanks for posting that. I'm not surprised that De Priest would excell in that repertoire, which is right up his alley. I had wondered about De Priest and whether he was still in good health. I enjoyed many of his concerts with the Oregon symphony,but I firmly believe that the orchestra is much better technically and artistically now under Carlos Kalmar, who is much more adventurous in choosing repertoire. Having said that, I acknowledge that De Priest has not been easy to replace from a personal popularity standpoint. I would love to see Carlos have a greater, more visible presence in Portland.