Monthly Archives: February 2015


Weilerstein leads off 2015 with works in Great Britain and Michigan

So far, 2015’s been busy for Josh Weilerstein. First, a guest appearance in early January with the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Michigan, featuring a piano concerto by Antonin Dvorak and an orchestral work by contemporary American composer Christopher Rouse, as well as Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3. Then a puddle jump to Bournemouth, England, on […]


Rochester Philharmonic mixes microbrews and music

Happy hour took on a new meaning for the players of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra recently. In collaboration with the Rochester Young Professionals Network, the group performed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in an event dubbed “Beethoven and Brews.” Ward Stare, 2011 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance award winner, led the performance. Stare’s been at the helm […]


Harada gets serious in Tucson

Though he’s conducted for the Tuscon Symphony Orchestra several times during the last five years, Keitaro Harada’s January performance was something of a debut. He told the Arizona Daily Star, “most of my concerts with TSO have been pops.” Harada said he looked forward to the chance to step up to the podium to present […]