Exploring New Pathways
Juneau Symphony’s 2014-15 Guest Conductor Concert Series
English Shores to the Mediterranean
November 15 & 16, 2014 - JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)
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!
February 7 & 8 – JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)
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.
March 28th & 29th – JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)
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.
Classical to the Fantastical
Summer POPS Concert (featuring 2014 Youth Symphony Competition winners)
June 14 & 15 – JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)
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!