Current Season

Exploring New Pathways
Juneau Symphony’s 2014-15 Guest Conductor Concert Series

Troy Quinn

English Shores to the Mediterranean

Saturday, November 15th, at 8 pm and Sunday, November 16th, at 3 pm
JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)

Concert Conversation will take place one hour before each concert.

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Lauded for his energetic and riveting yet sensitive conducting, Troy Quinn is first up on the podium, bringing you music from the English shores to the Mediterranean. The program will feature the rarely heard William Walton Suite from the 1944 Laurence Olivier film Henry V. Next, the immensely talented Joe Foley, principal trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, will join us for the Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major. Mendelssohn’s rousing Italian Symphony will conclude this concert of works never performed before by the Juneau Symphony — a thrilling start to the season!

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Wesley Schulz

American Brilliance

Saturday, February 7th, at 8 pm and Sunday, February 8th, at 3 pm
JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)

Concert Conversation will take place one hour before each concert.

The highly acclaimed Wesley Schulz will seek to capture your heart with music that both soothes and thrills. We begin with Pulitzer Prize winner, Kevin Puts’ fanfare, Millennium Canons, which was composed to celebrate the dawning of a new era. The mood will turn somber for John Corigliano’s delicate Elegy, before pianist Johan Botes closes the first half of the concert with Gershwin’s dazzling Rhapsody in Blue.  Dvorak’s inspirational American Suite will open the second half of the program, while Tchaikovsky’s intoxicating Capricco Italian, will leave you breathless to the end of this program of pure orchestral brilliance.

Jeremy Briggs-Roberts

Russian Portrait

Saturday, March 28th, at 8 pm and Sunday, March 29th, at 3 pm
JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)

Concert Conversation will take place one hour before each concert.

Join our final candidate, Jeremy Briggs Roberts, as he paints a vivid sonic portrait of Russian culture and heritage. The concert opens with Anatol Liadov’s charming Eight Russian Folk Songs, which are musical vignettes of simple everyday peasant life in Russia. Fiery pyrotechnics will follow with Sergei Prokofiev’s virtuosic 20th-century masterpiece, his Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, performed by the celebrated and prize-winning young pianist, Rajung Yang. Rounding out the program will be Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s dramatic and monumental Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, a pivotal work that spans the gamut from the warmly lyrical to the dazzlingly brilliant.

CONDUCTOR SERIES.corbin

Classical to the Fantastical
Summer POPS Concert (featuring 2014 Youth Symphony Competition winners)

Saturday, June 13th, at 8 pm and Sunday, June 14th, at 3 pm.
JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)

There will be no concert conversation prior to these performances.

Our annual Pops features Assistant Conductor Dwayne Corbin, as he explores music that spans the classical repertoire to the world of fantasy. Selections from familiar film scores, such as “Fellowship of the Ring” and “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” will transport you to a different dimension, and our own Lisa Ibias will move you with John Williams’ heart-wrenching theme from Schindler’s List. We’ll also feature our two incredibly talented 2014 Youth Solo Competition winners, Tezah Haddock and James Cheng, playing works by Vivaldi and Haydn. William Grant Still’s jazz and blues infused “Afro-American Symphony” will round out this diverse and exhilarating concert season!