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The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Pronounces New Music Director

NEW ORLEANS (press launch) – Shaped in 1991, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is the oldest full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the US. After 17 seasons underneath the musical path of Carlos Miguel Prieto, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Trustees is introducing famend conductor Matthew Kraemer as the brand new Music Director. Kraemer will begin his new place in July and can have his official introduction on the rostrum in mid-September.

“The LPO was looking for a frontrunner to take our proficient musicians to new inventive heights and firmly plant roots in our nice metropolis, and we discovered precisely that particular person in Matthew,” mentioned Dr. Bernard Jaffe, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Board President. “He has beautiful musical intelligence and interpretive expertise, appreciable organizational management expertise, and all of the qualities of a contemporary Music Director. We look ahead to Matthew becoming a member of our staff this summer season.”

Kraemer is a local of Indiana and was appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in 2015. He’s a frequent collaborator with Broadway celebrity Idina Menzel, serving as conductor for a lot of of her symphony engagements throughout the US. Kraemer moreover served as Music Director of the Butler County Symphony in Pennsylvania and Creative Director of Orchestra Indiana. More and more acknowledged for his dedicated advocacy of music training and his devotion to younger audiences, he serves on the college at New England Music Camp, the place he conducts the symphony orchestra.

“That is the chance of a lifetime, and I’m extremely honored to hitch the musicians of The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra,” Kraemer mentioned. “The LPO is a part of the cultural material of New Orleans and Louisiana, and collectively we’ll proceed to broaden its affect and attain. Additionally, working with younger musicians is extremely significant in my life, and I look ahead to creating extraordinary experiences for New Orleans youth and their households. I’m grateful for the LPO’s belief and can’t wait to discover the riches of this group with my household.”

Underneath Kraemer’s management, the Buffalo Philharmonic’s award-winning training concert events grew exponentially, increasing its attain to over 40 thousand college students all through western New York. Equally at residence within the opera pit, his credit embrace fully-staged productions of “The Magic Flute,” “The Barber of Seville,” “Madame Butterfly,” “La Traviata,” “The Man Who Mistook His Spouse for a Hat, ” the world premiere of “Comfortable Birthday Wanda June,” “Bother in Tahiti,” and the American skilled premiere of Jonathan Dove’s “Mansfield Park.” Kraemer has additionally collaborated in ballet productions with Virginia Ballet Theatre, the Ohio Ballet, Dance Kaleidoscope, Neglia Ballet Artists, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance.

“The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to welcome Matthew as our subsequent Music Director,” mentioned Anwar Nasir, Government Director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. “He rapidly rose to the highest of our checklist for his musicianship and intentional spirit of collaboration that has impressed our group. Matthew honed in eager to make New Orleans his inventive residence from him. He’ll convey an energized sense of interpretation to the music that can convey new collaborations, performances, and the LPO to audiences of all ages. We additionally thank Maestro Prieto and need him effectively on his new journey. We look ahead to Matthew becoming a member of us this summer season.”

Kraemer will start his tenure with the philharmonic orchestra throughout its thirty third season. The 2023-2024 season will function an array of programming, together with the Orpheum Session Orchestral Collection, Vacation Concert events, and Household Live performance Collection. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will put its musical vary on show with works by Beethoven, Ellington, Mozart, Nonetheless, Brahms, Gershwin, Wynton Marsalis, Holst, Dvořák, Gabriella Ortiz, and Value.

Kraemer’s Upcoming Season Highlights

Thursday, September 14, 2023
opening evening
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor
Kraemer will open the season with a trio of works to set the stage for what’s forward. A world premiere fee by internationally famend composer Stacy Garrop will usher within the new period. The rest of this system will showcase distinctive items of the German repertoire, together with Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes” by Carl Maria von Weber and one in every of Beethoven’s hottest orchestral works, Symphony No. 5.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
Vacation Spectacular
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off the vacation season with “Vacation Spectacular,” a stay live performance on the Orpheum Theater stage for the whole household.

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Classical Christmas: George Handel’s Messiah
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor
Handel’s wonderful “Messiah” will shut out the vacation season on the Orpheum Theater that includes the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The Hallelujah Refrain will cap a efficiency full of ardour and drama for a number of the most inspiring music ever written.

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Beginning of A Tradition
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor
Massive Chief Juan Pardo, Artist

Matthew Kraemer returns to steer a night of premieres in live performance for New Orleans. Massive Chief Juan Pardo joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for a world-premiere composition by Maxim Samarov. The piece tells the story of the Mardi Gras Indians and celebrates the distinctive and memorable tradition discovered completely in New Orleans. The orchestra will even be featured in a brand new work by Arlene Sierra and a preview of Wynton Marsaslis’ “Concerto For Orchestra.”

Kraemer graduated from Butler College and the College of Nevada, the place he assisted former Cincinnati Symphony Concertmaster Phillip Ruder. An completed violinist, Kraemer was a member of the Nightingale String Quartet. When not performing, Kraemer enjoys cooking, working, and studying. He and his spouse, Megan, will transfer to New Orleans with their sons, Gabriel and Nathaniel.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra maintains stay orchestral music as an integral a part of the cultural and academic traditions of the New Orleans space, the whole state of Louisiana, and the Gulf South area. The mission of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is to remodel folks and communities by means of music. From intimate chamber music performances to exhilarating classics and dynamic pop shows, the musical group produces a complete spectrum of live performance programming that balances an exploratory repertoire with established masterpieces.

2023-2024 Orchestral Season

Opening Night time – Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor

Stacy Garrop: LPO Fee
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Prokofiev & Value
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Jonathan Taylor Rush, Conductor

Nonetheless: Festive Overture
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
Value: Symphony No. 1

Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Joshua Gersen, Conductor

Ortiz: Kauyumari
Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Mozart & Prokofiev
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Darko Butorac, Conductor
Virginia McDowell, Oboe

Silvestrov: Night Serenade
Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C main
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Image
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Kellen Grey, Conductor

Perkinson: Worship, a Live performance Overture
Gershwin (arr. Bennett): Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Image
Bonds: Songs of the Seasons
Nonetheless: Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American”

Vacation Spectacular
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor

Classical Christmas: Handel’s Messiah
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor

Handel: Messiah

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Thomas Wilkins, Conductor
Elia Cecino, Piano

Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade for Orchestra in A minor, Op. 33
Ellington: The River
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 D minor

Beginning of A Tradition
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Matthew Kraemer, Conductor
Massive Chief Juan Pardo, Artist

Sierra: New Fee
Marsalis: Concerto For Orchestra (Preview)
Samarov: Beginning of a Tradition

Variations on Peer Gynt & Sibelius No. 5
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Jeri Lynne Johnson, Conductor

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite (No. 1 & 2)
Ellington/Strayhorn: Alternatives from Peer Gynt
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Holst: The Planets
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Jose Luis Gomez, Driver

Ives: The Unanswered Query
Coleman: Umoja “Anthem for Unity”
Castellanos: The river of the seven stars
Holst: The Planets

Montgomery, Dvorak, Mendelssohn
Thursday, April 4, 2024
Stephen Mulligan, Conductor

Montgomery: Strum
Dvořák: Czech Suite
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”

Additionally sprach Zarathustra
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Lidiya Yankovskaya, Conductor

Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
Foumai: Full Steel
Strauss: Additionally sprach Zarathustra

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