Juilliard announces 2014-15 orchestra season

Posted on: August 1, 2014

The Juilliard School in New York City has announced that a distinguished roster of conductors including Fabio Luisi, Tadaaki Otaka, Peter Oundjian, and Speranza Scappucci will make their Juilliard Orchestra conducting debuts in 2014-15 leading the Juilliard Orchestra in concerts and in partnership with the Juilliard’s opera and dance divisions. Luisi will open the first of the season’s twelve concerts on October 13 with a program of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 (“Spring”). In January, Otaka will conduct the closing program of the 2015 FOCUS! Festival, themed to music from Japan after 1945, featuring works including Takemitsu’s Twill by Twilight and Far Calls, Coming, Far!, Miyoshi’s Noesis, and Yoshimatsu’s Threnody to Toki. Oundjian will lead the orchestra in Christopher Rouse’s 1981 The Infernal Machine, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Scappucci will lead three performances of Rossini’s Il turco in Italia, featuring the members of Juilliard Opera and Orchestra. Returning conductors during the 2014-15 season include Juilliard conductors Alan Gilbert, Jeffrey Milarsky, and Gary Thor Wedow, as well as Edward Gardner, Larry Rachleff, David Robertson, Mark Shapiro, Emmanuel Villaume, and David Zinman.

Posted August 1, 2014