YSO Audition #3: Diane Wittry
- Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
- Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
- Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite E Minor, Op. 64
- Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
Spotlight on Diane Wittry
Diane Wittry has received international acclaim for her work as a music director and conductor. Currently serving as the music director of the Allentown, PA Symphony Orchestra, Wittry has championed an exciting, innovative programming style for concerts of all types. The Stamford Advocate in Connecticut recently described Wittry as “a conductor who specializes in finding creative ways to make the music fresh, accessible, and exciting.” She has been an advocate for the development of extensive educational programs and is very involved with the Allentown Symphony’s new El Sistema Program for underprivileged children.
Over the years, Diane Wittry has received many honors and awards, including the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Helen M. Thompson Award for outstanding artistic leadership of a regional orchestra. Most recently, she became only the third American to be named – in recognition of her leadership in the arts and humanities – the recipient of the prestigious Fiorino Doro Award from the City of Vinci, Italy.
She is a frequent guest speaker at national conferences and for civic organizations. Her book, Beyond the Baton, about artistic leadership for young conductors and music directors, is now the focus of a yearly International Conducting Workshop.
Special Guest Artist: Conrad Tao, piano
The only classical musician on Forbes 2011 “30 Under 30” list of people changing the world, Conrad Tao has already achieved international recognition for his amazing work at the young age of 19. This breakout piano star will join the York Symphony Orchestra led by inspiring music director candidate Diane Wittry for an evening of exciting performances.
The York Symphony Orchestra invites you to attend our Pre-Concert Dinners preceding this Season’s Classical Audition Concerts.
- Meet and mingle with the Conductor Candidates
- Pre-Concert Conversation, perspectives on the evening’s concert
- Elegantly prepared meal with wine by one of York’s premiere caterers, offered to our ticket buyers at cost
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