Guest Conductors

Conductors

Sascha Goetzel

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Leonard Slatkin

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Michael Christie

Michael Christie is a thoughtfully innovative conductor, equally at home in the symphonic and opera worlds, who is focused on making the audience experience at his performances entertaining, enlightening, and enriching. Christie began his tenure as the first-ever Music Director of the Minnesota Opera with the 2012-2013 season. Highlights of Christie’s 2016-2017 season include the world premiere of The (R)evolution…

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Douglas Boyd

In recent years Douglas has held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Music Director of Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Partner of St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of City of London Sinfonia. Douglas was a founder member and principal oboist of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe until 2002 when he stopped playing…

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Ari Pelto

Widely known for performances that have been called “poetic, earthy, vigorous” and “highly individual,” Finnish-American conductor Ari Pelto is in demand in opera houses and with symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Appointed Music Director at Opera Colorado in 2015, Pelto conducted acclaimed performances of La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Aida, La Boheme, Falstaff, La Fanciulla del West,…

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Lidiya Yankovskaya

Lidiya Yankovskaya is a fiercely committed advocate for Russian masterpieces, operatic rarities, and contemporary works on the leading edge of classical music. She has conducted more than 40 world premieres, including 16 operas, and her strength as a visionary collaborator has guided new perspectives on staged and symphonic repertoire from Carmen and Queen of Spades to Price and Prokofiev. Her daring performances before…

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Christoph Campestrini

Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini maintains an active international schedule encompassing a wide spectrum of symphonic and operatic repertoire. In 2016 Campestrini was appointed Kapellmeister at Vienna’s historic Hofmusikkapelle, tasked with leading the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Boys’ Choir and Male Choir of the Vienna State Opera in several programs, annually, of sacred music. He is Music Director of the International…

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Stuart Chafetz

Stuart Chafetz is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony and Principal Pops Conductor of the Chautauqua and Marin Symphonies. Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent and this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Detroit, Ft Worth, Naples, Buffalo, North Carolina and Seattle.  He enjoys a special relationship…

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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,” Finnish-American conductor Ari Pelto is in demand in opera houses and with symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Appointed Music Director at Opera Colorado in 2015, Pelto conducted acclaimed performances of La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Aida, La Boheme, Falstaff, La Fanciulla del West,…

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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

Currently in his first season as Music Director of the Omaha Symphony, Ankush Kumar Bahl has delivered resonant performances of masterworks, new and old, championing American composers and artists while pursuing innovative, community-based concert design. Bahl is recognized by orchestras and audiences alike for his impressive conducting technique, thoughtful interpretations, and engaging podium presence. In concert, he…

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