Concert is performed in partnership with the Chesapeake Chorale, and included Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzer Op. 52 and Bizet's Carmen Suites Nos. 1 and 2
Mozart favorites on the Northern Neck, with Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Piano Concerto no. 20, and Symphony no. 40
Michael gives pre-concert lecture (all NNO concerts are preceded by pre-concert lectures)
Michael conducts premiere of Kevin Puts' Flute Concerto at Carnegie Hall, with Demarre McGill (Principal Flute, Seattle Symphony)
Concert includes Capriccio Espagnol, Dvorak's Symphony no. 8, and the world premiere of go and by Thomas Kotcheff.
Program includes music from Star Wars and Dvorak's Symphony no. 9, as well as Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
NYYS Composition students have their pieces read and rehearsed by NYYS student-instrumentalists and professional musicians from the Dacoda Ensemble in a Side-by-Side setting.
NYYS composition students had the unique opportunity to solicit feedback from the musicians, program director Kyle Blaha, and composer-mentor Aaron Jay Kernis. The pieces were recorded for the composers' portfolios and represented a wide variety of musical writing, including one spectral piece!
Concert on March 13th to include Dvorak's New World Symphony, excerpts from John Williams iconic Star Wars score, and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
Michael made his debut with Camerata Notturna, a NY-based ensemble, conducting Dvorak's American Suite and Cello Concerto (Colin Carr, Soloist), and Ives' Symphony no. 2.
Michael leads Grammy-Nominated Metropolis Ensemble, Wye Oak, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus at Symphony Space, Manhattan
New York Music Review states the "Lavish, Ambitiously Orchestrated Twinbill" was "a brand new kind of music: epic post-minimalist sweep matched to rock edge and attack."
Michael was invited to be the guest conductor for the Metropolis Ensemble on February 16th as their premiered a new song cycle by William Brittelle called Spiritual America, as well as new arrangements for orchestra, chorus, and Indie Rock duo Wye Oak. Played to a full house at Symphony Space, Manhattan, the concert was loved by traditional classical and Indie Rock lovers alike!
The event was the first of its kind at the NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
Michael returns to assist Bramwell Tovey and the St. Louis Symphony in performances of "Carmina Burana" and "Chichester Psalms"