Canada’s National Arts Centre and the Institute for Orchestral Studies will host the second annual Canadian Conductors Workshop from February 25 to 29 in Ottawa. Kenneth Kiesler, director of the conductors program at NAC’s Summer Music Institute, will mentor five participants for five days in activities that include score study and rehearsal of Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 300a  “Paris,” Shostakovich’s String Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a, and Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony. This year’s participants are Nadège Foofat and Dina Gilbert, both former apprentices of the conductors program at the NAC’s Summer Music Institute; Antonio Delgado, who is music director and conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and music director and teacher in residence of Sistema New Brunswick; Philippe Ménard, director of the Orchestre Philharmonique des Musiciens Étudiants de Montréal; and Lucas Waldin, the Enbridge Resident Conductor with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. This workshop builds on training currently offered in the conductors program of the NAC Summer Music Institute, which will take place this year from June 16 to 28.
February 23, 2012