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Harada, Kulenovic look for top spot at South Bend Symphony Orchestra

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra has been under the guidance of Maestro Tsung Yeh since 1988. According to the South Bend Tribune, Yeh hand-selected 58 of the ensemble’s current 75 members. So it’s little wonder the search committee for a new music director for the group is about more than […]

Cohler awarded BMI Foundation’s Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship

Yuga Cohler (Solti, ’15) has turned heads during his first year as music director and conductor of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra. In April of this year, he led the YMF Orchestra in a production of the blended works of Beethoven and Kanye West in a performance called, […]

Case Scaglione

Scaglione sets bar high with Dallas Season Opener

Case Scaglione (Solti Fellow, ’11), took the podium in early September at the Dallas City Performance Hall to usher in a new season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and went straight to work putting the ensemble through its paces in a program featuring Mozart’s Serenata notturna, Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes, and […]


Canellakis receives 2016 The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award

Evanston, IL – Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, are pleased to announce the Foundation’s seventh $25,000 Grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award to Karina Canellakis, currently in her second season as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas […]

Weilerstein carries Baltimore performance

Sharing a stage with a YouTube sensation might be intimidating. But if Joshua Weilerstein was nervous, he didn’t show it when he guest-conducted the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in late October. According to the Washington Post, the bill featured works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, and a 2013 work by Christopher Rouse, former […]

Feddeck conducts CSO with aplomb

For James Feddeck, no one day at work is like another. And for the conductor, who left the Cleveland Orchestra in 2013, guest conducting has become a way into concert halls from Stockholm and Berlin to Toronto and Detroit. His most recent subscription series debut, for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, […]

The Firebird: How one piece of music has shaped a conductor’s life

Vladimir Kulenovic walked through pools of fluorescent lights, scanning the dark shadows backstage. His pace was hurried, but light and relaxed as he searched for his baton after a guest appearance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in late March. He stopped a man dressed in dark colors who was changing […]