We are delighted to have Maestro Kazem Abdullah join us for our February concert. Quickly becoming one of the most sought after young conductors on the classical scene and named #4 on the Daily Beast’s list of “Young Rock Stars of the Conducting World.”, Maestro Abdullah has conducted all over the world, including with the Metropolitan Opera and Orquestra de São Paulo. Recently, Abdullah had the honor of winning the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award as well as conducting with the Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Napa Valley Symphony, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Opera. In the coming months he will become the Generalmusikdirector of the city of Aachen, Germany, but before he takes his talent overseas he will join ROCO on February 18th and 19th to conduct Schubert Symphony No. 4, Haydn Cello Concerto, performed by soloist Richard Belcher, and the world premiere of Paul English’s Lumière Lunaire.
With the diverse line-up featured in our concert, this is a great opportunity to see the Masestro work his dynamic and confident skills with the world class musicians at ROCO.