Karen will be a resident at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France for the month of August studying French on an artist language bursary award. Thank you to Centre Culturel Irlandais for this award and support.
Bursary recipient to study with Bramwell Tovey (RIP) replaced by Thomas Rösner and Yannick Nézet-Séguin working with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and members of the Orchestre Métropolitain.
Brahms, Symphony No 1
Rossini, La Scala Di Seta
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte Overture
Beethoven, Symphony No 9, III, IV
Sibelius, Violin Concerto, 1st movement
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3
Debussy, Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances
Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps
Gabriela Lena Frank, Leyendas: An Andrean Walkabout, Toyos, Himno de Zamponas, Chasqui
With a growing profile in the United States, one of Ireland’s most exciting young conductors, Karen Ní Bhroin, returns to the National Symphony Orchestra (having made her professional debut with them in 2017)
Lunch Time Concert
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Leroy Anderson, Jazz Pizzicato
Morricone, Arr. Angela Morley, Cinema Paradiso
Copland Danzón cubano
Sondheim arr. Kelehan Send In The Clowns
John Williams, Fiddler on the Roof
Copland, Rodeo: Saturday Night Waltz; Buckaroo Holiday; Corral Nocturne; Hoe-Down
Igudesman & Joo
Happiness! Is that not what we are all looking for? Well, look no further, because classical music’s comedy megastars Igudesman and Joo are brining their hilarious brand of musical mayhem to Winston-Salem with this unmissable show entitled, simply, Happy. The ultra-virtuosic violin and piano duo have reached an audience of millions thanks to their brilliant YouTube videos that combine all your favourites from Strauss, Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky (often all at the same time) with their own signature humour. The list of artists Igudesman and Job have worked with read like a GRAMMY awards list – everyone from Billy Joel and Hans Zimmer to John Malkovich.
Karen will be sharing the stage with Assistant Conductor Finalists as part of the Grand Rapids Symphony Assistant Conductor Search.
Assistant Conductor Finalist Concert
Mozart: Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra, with soloist Eric Tanner
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’, IV
North Carolina’s GRAMMY-winning, cutting edge bluegrass stars return to the Winston-Salem Symphony stage for a night of foot-stomping favourites, plus a few new recently released barn burners to boot. Riding high on their latest chart-busting release, Arm in Arm, the Rangers are sure to get you our of your seats and dancing in the aisles. It’s gonna be a big ol’ time.
Elgar, Salut d’Amour
Schubert, Rosamunde Overture
Assistant Conductor to Simon Carrington
Chorus master, Christopher Gilliam
From Batman to Bong, and from Darth Vader to Jaws, you can be sure that it’s the heroes and villains who get all the best music! After our sell-out film concerts of 2019, we return to the music of the big screen for this celebration of the very best of Hollywood. Put on your superhero costume – or summon the dark side if you’d rather – get your popcorn ready, and enjoy an evening of film favourites.
Opera by Mark Lanz Weiser
Libretto by Amy S. Punt
Kristine McIntyre, director
Karen Ní Bhroin, conductor
Diana Thompson-Brewer, Eden
Lindsay Kesselman, Ada Lovelace
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Katherine Johnson
Sarah Nordin, Annie Jump Cannon
Scott MacLeod, producer
Brad Barlow, planetarium director
Galaxies In Her Eyes will make its world debut at the High Point University Culp Planetarium on April 1, 2, and 3, 2022.
This short, family-friendly opera tells the story of a young girl who dreams of going to the stars. She imaginatively weaves together the stories of astronomical pioneers Annie Jump Cannon, Katherine Johnson, and Ada Lovelace, whose work helps to make that journey possible. Across time and space, she discovers a sisterhood of science which is defined by collaboration, perseverance, a fascination with the unknown – and the importance of doing your math homework.
Galaxies In Her Eyes is made possible by generous support from the HPU Department of Music, the Winston-Salem Symphony, The National Science Foundation, the HPU Cultural Programs Committee, and the Stephen and Linda Stone family.
Synopsis: 12-year-old Eden, a math and science whiz, dreams of travelling to Mars. But her dreams get derailed when she loses her mother unexpectedly. In the midst of her despair, a young Ada Lovelace appears with her flying machine designs, preparing to visit her own convalescing mother. Applying their math and science skills, Eden and Ada journey through space and time to find their mothers. Their adventures lead them to famed scientists Katherine Johnson and Annie Jump Cannon, who help them on their quest using their groundbreaking discoveries that changed the world. The opera concludes as adult Eden awakens on Mars.
Prep and Cover Conductor for Michael Butterman
Hovhaness, Symphony No. 2
Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet Suites
Cover Conductor for Stephen Mulligan
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Adams, Saxophone Concerto with Branford Marsalis
Still, Symphony No. 4 ‘Autochthonous’
Andrew Harris, The Star’s Above
Chris Pyle, Dances with Incandescence.
Vivaldi, Winter from the Four Seasons
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto in A minor
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Overture
Dvorak, The Golden Spinning Wheel
Mary Starling Education Concerts
A.J. Potter, Finnegan’s Wake
Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5
Strauss, Thunder and Lightening Polka
Sowande, African Suite, V, Aklina
Saint-Saëns, Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Delila
Marquez, Conga Del Fuego
Shostakovich Festive Overture
Assistant to JoAnn Falletta for Greig Piano Concerto with Alexandra Dariescu and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.
A Carolina Christmas with soloist Timothy McDevitt and Camel City Jazz Orchestra
Prep conductor and cover conductor for Thomas Wilkins
WSS Youth Symphony
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Ticheli, Serenade for Kristin with soloist, Jaren Atherholt
Margaret Sandresky, GAUDEAMUS
W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 15, Allegro
L V Beethoven, Congratulations Minuet
Hagen, Overture in F
G. Bizet, L’ Arlesienne Suite, Farandole
A. Beach, Bal Masque
J. Sibelius, Andante Festivo
F. Price, Suite of Dances
A. Copland, Three Latin American Sketches (II Paisaje Mexicano & III Danza de Jalisco)
C. Vardell, Joe Clarke Steps Out
Overture for Orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz
Joaquín Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez, soloist Harry Ngo
Prep conductor and cover conductor for Robert Franz.