Jayce Ogren, mixing it up in Philadelphia and Princeton

Posted on: November 2, 2016

“Conductor Jayce Ogren is a man of many disciplines,” writes Ross Amico in Tuesday’s (11/2) Times of Trenton (N.J.). “He served as assistant conductor of one of America’s ‘Big Five’ orchestras (Cleveland). He was music director of the New York City Opera. He is now artistic director of Philadelphia’s ‘new music’ ensemble, Orchestra 2001…. Ogren will be in Princeton this weekend to guest conduct the Princeton Symphony Orchestra” in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique”) and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with soloist Natasha Paremski. “This past weekend, he began his tenure with Orchestra 2001, conducting a program of music related to motion and dance, including works by four living composers,” Derek Bermel, Sebastian Currier, Joan Tower, and John Adams. “Next season, he also plans to bring Orchestra 2001 together with Princeton Sound Kitchen. PSK specializes in music by Princeton University graduate students and faculty composers.” Says Ogren, “I feel like the work that I do in opera makes me a better ‘new music’ conductor, and the work I do in ‘new music’ makes me a better symphonic conductor, and the work I do in symphonic music makes me a better opera conductor.”

Posted November 2, 2016