Michigan Live Events is pleased to promote the following event on one of our other broadcast channels, Classical Music Broadcast.com:
On Tuesday, March 29th at Hill Auditorium at 8:00 p.m., The University Symphony Orchestra and University Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Kiesler, Director of Orchestras, will perform Mahler’s 6th symphony.
The symphony’s tremendous range of sound and color, intensity and emotion, make it a powerful and Live video webcast of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Phuilharmonic Orchestra March 29th 2001 only on Classical Music Broadcast.com
visceral experience for both the listeners and the performers. It requires very large woodwind and brass sections: there are a total of 48 woodwind, brass and percussion, harp and keyboard players. The work calls for 81 string players, as opposed to the University Symphony Orchestra’s usual 62.
“The Mahler 6th is played a bit less often than many of the other Mahler symphonies,” says Maestro Kiesler. “It shows new developments in the composer’s use of the orchestral color and is a musically and technically demanding piece that requires a skillful and mature orchestra.”
WATCH LIVE TUESDAY March 29th @ 8:00pm EST on http://classicalmusicbroadcast.com, and from a link on the University School of Music website.
“Our goal is to bring the masterful musicality of these Metro Detroit-area musicians to a global audience” states Kelly Rinne, who is producing and directing the online event. “We see the future of classical music as one whose audience is a hybrid of in-person and online viewers and listeners. For those who are new to the format, an online broadcast is a great opportunity to experience the art form.”
Ms. Rinne continues: “Online video has become integral to the way that people get information today, and its time that the art form whose stereotype is “stuffy” and “boring” show the world that they too can be relevant and immediate.”
The live webcast is free to the public and available at http://classicalmusicbroadcast.com
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About the University Symphony Orchestra
Playing the most demanding works, this highly selective orchestra has worked with such eminent conductors as Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, and Kurt Masur, along with its own music director Kenneth Kiesler. Repertoire from recent years has included Mahler Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7, Bartok’s Concerto For Orchestra, Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Petrouchka, and The Rite of Spring, the Verdi Requiem, and U-M faculty composer and Grammy Award-winner Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony. USO has numerous recordings and has played many world and American premieres, including the American premiere of the Mendelssohn 3rd Piano Concerto. The USO was featured on the Grammy Award-winning recording of U-M composer William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
About Kenneth Kiesler
Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at Michigan, Kenneth Kiesler conducts the University’s much-lauded University Symphony Orchestra. Since the summer of 2006, at the invitation of Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, he has been Director of the Conductors Programme of Canada’s National Arts Centre. In 2007, he was named Director of the Vendôme International Academy of Orchestral Conducting in France. He is founder and director of the Conductors Retreat at Medomak in Maine. He has led master classes in Paris, Berlin, Moscow, New York, and London and has conducted top symphonies both in the U.S. and abroad.
Kiesler is also Conductor Laureate of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra where, as Music Director from 1980 to 2000, he founded the Illinois Symphony Chorus and Illinois Chamber Orchestra, led debuts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and won several awards. He was a participant in the Leonard Bernstein American Conductors Program and Carnegie Hall’s sessions with Pierre Boulez. Of his recent debut with L’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, critic Roger Bouchard wrote, “There do exist great American conductors and Kiesler is one of them. He conducts from memory with unaffected gestures, both precise and passionate. Nothing is unnecessary in his conducting, yet everything is there. Very beautiful work!”
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