Richard McKay Conducts Omaha Symphony Orchestra
Richard McKay conducts the Omaha Symphony at a Conductor Symposium designed to provide vital enrichment experiences for emerging conductors, supplying them with the tools to succeed in present and future roles with American orchestras. Throughout the Symposium, selected conductors will work with renowned faculty including University of Illinois conductor Donald Schleicher and Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins.
The repertoire includes Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite for 13 instruments, Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 in G Major (Military), Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33.
Maestros Schleicher and Wilkins will also lead five seminars on “Creating Engaging Education Concerts”, “The Audience Connection – Speaking from the Podium”, “The Art of Score Study”, “The Complete Organization – Working with the Board, Staff and Orchestra”, “Rehearsal Technique: What To Say and When to Say It”.
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