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Larry Blank

  • Cole Porter Songbook

Larry Blank is one of the most prolific and sought after composers, conductors, and orchestrators in the entertainment business today. His work has been presented all over the world, including some of Broadway’s most successful musicals, Carneg... Click here for complete biography

William Boughton

  • Elgar & Schumann

William Boughton formed the English Symphony Orchestra in 1980, and continues as its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. Under his leadership, the orchestra's repertoire now ranges from the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Together he ... Click here for complete biography

Sarah Hicks

  • Disney's FANTASIA Live in Concert

Sarah Hicks, conductor

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Peter Jaffe

  • Symphonic Strings
  • Opera Pops

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Karen Kamensek

  • An Italian Tour

Karen Kamensek has been appointed Music Director of the Staatsoper Hannover for since the 2011/12 season.

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John Nelson

  • Beethoven & Brahms

The distinguished conductor John Nelson is internationally renowned for his interpretation of large Romantic works including the great works of Berlioz. Central to John Nelson’s work is the great sacred choral literature. John Nelson hold... Click here for complete biography

Elena Sharkova

  • Carols in the California

Russian-American conductor Elena Sharkova is recognized nationally and internationally as an inspirational, versatile, and effective conductor, choral clinician, music educator, and lecturer. She has conducted professional, university, youth, and com... Click here for complete biography

Tatsuya Shimono

  • Turkish Romance
  • Shostakovich: Gentleman Comrade

Born in Kagoshima in 1969, Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. Since then he has guest conducted major orchestras in Japan and a... Click here for complete biography

Ward Stare

  • Nakamatsu Plays Ravel & Gershwin

Ward Stare, conductor

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Gregory Vajda

  • The Bells

Hailed as a "young titan," Gregory Vajda has fast become one of the most sought-after conductors on the international scene. Having completed his third and final season as assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Vajda w... Click here for complete biography

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