Jose-Luis Novo conducts music of Mozart, Dvorak, Ravel and Stravinsky, with guest artist violinist Chee-Yun.
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 * 3:00 pm
William Saroyan Theatre
José-Luis Novo, conductor
Mozart Overture to the Magic Flute
Dvorak Violin Concerto
Ravel La Valse
José-Luis Novo was appointed Music Director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and was Music Director of the Binghamton Philharmonic from 2003-2016. Prior to these appointments, he served as Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of both Jesús López-Cobos and Paavo Järvi, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the late Erich Kunzel. Some of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s highlights during Maestro Novo’s tenure include a 2008 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, a national broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, and the launching of the ASO’s first commercial CD. Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include a debut appearance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, return appearances with the Fresno Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Symphoria, and a Kimmel Center debut in Philadelphia conducting the Curtis Institute Orchestra. Prior guest conducting engagements have included, among others, appearances with the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Syracuse, Modesto, Tulsa, Windsor, Stamford, and Tallahassee Symphonies. José-Luis Novo began his musical studies at the conservatory of Valladolid—his hometown, and continued at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels. In 1988, he came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar, obtaining both Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. He completed a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from Cleveland Institute of Music. His conducting teachers have included Gerhard Samuel, Carl Topilow, Louis Lane, Edmon Colomer, James Ross, and Charles Bruck.