Louisiana Philharmonic’s Prieto making a splash at home and as guest

Posted on: October 17, 2011

In Sunday’s (10/16) Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Chris Waddington writes, “With a sweat-soaked sport shirt clinging to his back and shoulders, Carlos Miguel Prieto appears to be dancing in front of [the Louisiana Philharmonic]. … This is the hungry band of hotshot kids and committed veterans that Prieto helped pull together in the wake of Hurricane Katrina—a group with a golden reputation among touring soloists, a rapidly growing list of subscribers, and, in Prieto, a music director who has emerged as an international figure since inking his first LPO contract in June 2005. But Prieto isn’t resting on his laurels. … In the coming weeks, he will show his expressive range by leading the LPO in the world premiere of a piano concerto by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, delivering an all-Russian program of 20th century works, and donning a costume for a Harry Potter Halloween Concert for children. … In the coming year, he expects to conduct about 160 concerts with orchestras on four continents. … ‘There is clearly a demand for Carlos’ services’ … said Jesse Rosen, [president and CEO] of the League of American Orchestras. ‘He has been a success as a guest conductor with the symphonies in Boston and Chicago—and those are among the world’s best ensembles. … He’s a sensitive spirit with an engaging personal style.’ ”

Posted October 17, 2011