Mannes adds conducting initiative honoring Julius Rudel

Posted on: February 25, 2015

In Friday’s (2/20) New York Times, Michael Cooper writes that before Julius Rudel became the music director of New York City Opera, “The first ensemble that Julius Rudel conducted was the Mannes Orchestra, during his student days there…. The school, now called Mannes College the New School for Music, said it would begin an initiative named for Mr. Rudel, who died in June at the age 93: the Julius Rudel Award for Conducting Studies. The program, which is being financed through a bequest from the Rudel estate, will give some Mannes conducting students residencies with the Buffalo Philharmonic, which Mr. Rudel once led [and whose] music director, JoAnn Falletta … also attended Mannes.… A star-filled tribute to Mr. Rudel featuring Plácido Domingo, Sting and a host of others is being planned for March 9 at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center. It is to benefit NYCO Renaissance, one of the groups hoping to buy the name of City Opera, which declared bankruptcy more than a year ago, and to begin producing operas again.”

Posted February 25, 2015