Guest Conductors

Conductors

Robert Moody

Robert Moody is in his second year as Music Director of the Memphis Symphony. He serves as Music Director of Arizona Musicfest, which he has led since 2007. In 2018, Moody concluded his tenures with the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine), where he had been Music Director since 2005 and 2008, respectively. Guest conducting highlights include appearances include with Chicago Symphony at…

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Jeffrey Kahane

Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams. Mr. Kahane appears as soloist with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic,…

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Margaret Batjer

Margaret made her first solo appearance at the age of 15 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has since appeared with a succession of leading American orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the St. Louis, Seattle and Dallas symphony orchestras. She has performed with such European ensembles as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Prague Chamber Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (of Ireland),…

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Ari Pelto

Widely known for performances that have been called “poetic, earthy, vigorous” and “highly individual,” he is in demand in opera houses and with symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Appointed to Opera Colorado in 2015, Pelto conducted acclaimed performances of La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Aida, La Boheme, Falstaff, La Fanciulla del West, Le Nozze di Figaro and Lucia di Lammermoor.…

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Timothy Myers

Internationally acclaimed for his eloquence, energy and command on the podium, Timothy Myers is driven by a wide breadth of repertoire and projects. In the 2020-2021 season, he begins his post as the Principal Conductor of Austin Opera, where he has served as Artistic Advisor since 2018. His Austin tenure begins with a concert featuring Isabel Leonard, filmed for broadcast on PBS and international digital and DVD…

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Ankush Kumar Bahl

Ankush Kumar Bahl is currently the 13th Music Director in the Omaha Symphony's 100-year history. He is recognized today by orchestras and audiences alike for his impressive conducting technique, thoughtful interpretations, and engaging podium presence. In concert, he has left The Washington Post "wanting to hear more" and has been praised by The New York Times for his "clear authority and enthusiasm" and ability to…

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Christoph Campestrini

Christoph Campestrini is defined by the rich musical tradition of his home country and the cosmopolitan education that he received during his formative years in New York. He studied conducting, composition, philosophy and languages at The Juilliard School and at Yale University. He now maintains an active worldwide conducting schedule, having appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,…

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Stuart Chafetz

Stuart Chafetz is a conductor with a dynamic podium demeanor and a refined sense of audience engagement. Increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent, this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Seattle, Detroit, Naples, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Vancouver and many more.He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra.…

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