THE MANNES ORCHESTRA: David Hayes, Music Director
Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Memorial Temple
Symphony No. 44 in E minor Joseph Haydn
Allegro con brio (1732-1809)
Suite from North by Northwest (1959) Bernard Herrmann
The Match Box
Mount Rushmore Sequence
The Miraculous Mandarin, op. 19 Béla Bartók
Allegro: Introduction (1881-1945)
Moderato: First decoy game
Second decoy game
Sostenuto: Third decoy game
Maestoso: The Mandarin enters
Allegro: The girl sinks down to embrace him
Sempre vivace: A wild chase begins
David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral, and operatic genres.
Mr. Hayes is currently the Music Director of the Mannes Orchestra, Professor of Professional Practice at Mannes College The New School for Music, Staff Conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of The Philadelphia Singers (a professional vocal ensemble) and the newly appointed Music Director of the New York Choral Society.
Mr. Hayes recently concluded a decade-long tenure on the conducting staff of The Philadelphia Orchestra (with whom he made his subscription debut in 1993 at the request of Wolfgang Sawallisch). He has also served as a cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic as well as for Sir Andre Previn on the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s 1999 European Tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Recent guest conducting engagements have included leading Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and the East Coast Premiere performances of Tan Dun’s Tea for the Opera Company of Philadelphia as well as conducting the finals of the Fulbright Piano Competition with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra.
The 2011-2012 season saw Mr. Hayes lead: performances of the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall (including the New York premiere of Elliott Carter’s Flute Concerto); subscription concerts of The Philadelphia Singers; the Curtis 20/21 ensemble in a concert with Roberto Diaz as soloist in December; serve as lead faculty for the Chorus America National Choral/Orchestral Conducting Masterclass in New York in January 2012; a Curtis Opera Theatre production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi; and the Berkshire Choral Festival for a concert of opera acts by Puccini, Verdi and Bizet.
Mr. Hayes’s guest conducting engagements over the past few seasons have included concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Lancaster (PA) Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, The Relâche Ensemble, the Rutgers Orchestra, The Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Curtis Opera Theatre, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and a Kennedy Center debut with the Washington Chorus and Orchestra (which includes members of the National Symphony Orchestra).
Mr. Hayes has collaborated with some of the world’s finest soloists including:
Roberto Diàz, Vladimir Feltsman, Haijing Fu, Evelyn Glennie, Gary Graffman, Hillary Hahn, Jennifer Koh, Meng-Chieh Liu, Alan Morrison, William Burden, Nancy Maultsby, Meredith Arwady and Rinat Shaham. In addition, Mr. Hayes has a strong commitment to nourishing contemporary music and frequently collaborates with composers. Among the notable composers with whom he has collaborated are: Tan Dun, Jennifer Higdon, Ezra Laderman, Sir James MacMillan, Paul Moravec, Bright Sheng, Christopher Theofanidis and Chen Yi, among many others. In the world of popular artists, Mr. Hayes has conducted concerts with Billy Joel, Blue Man Group and John Lithgow.
Mr. Hayes made his debut at the Verbier Festival with the Curtis Orchestra and has made several appearances with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra at the Berkshire Choral Festival. In addition, Mr. Hayes and the Mannes Orchestra continue to make yearly appearances at the Mannes Contemporary Music Festival.
THE MANNES ORCHESTRA
Katherine Liccardo, Concertmaster
A Jin Choi
Young Soo Jang
Meredith Ezinma Ramsay
Emily Vold, principal
Hiu Kai Fan
Samuel Kelder, principal
Wen Guan Li
Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez
Zexun Shen, principal
In Young Park
Jae Hee Park
Chan Kyung Jane Park
Aleksey Klyushnik, principal
The Homer Mensch Chair
Michelle Stockman, principal
Seung Jae Yoo, principal
Min Jee Kim
Ellen Hindson, principal
Cory Snoddy, principal
Ron Cohen Mann
Miles Jaques, principal
Yoonah Kim, principal
Mary Catherine McKee, principal
Colin Mannes, principal
Annamaria Kis Ven
Alexander Chin, principal
Tsviki Moran, principal
Alexandria Smith, principal
Chia-Hsien Lin, principal
Andrew David Nissen, principal
Orchestra Librarians: Christopher Smith, Alexandria Smith, Dong Myung Sohn
Orchestra Crew: Eric Fung, Annamaria Kis Ven
Director of Instrumental Studies: Chris Gulhaugen
Assistant Director of Instrumental Studies: Elizabeth Weisser
About Mannes College The New School for Music
Mannes College The New School for Music develops the next generation of classical music citizens by combining music conservatory traditions with the cutting-edge advantage of being part of The New School, the nation’s foremost progressive university.
Founded in 1916, the Mannes formula for quality education has capitalized on its world-class faculty, location in the heart of the global arts capital, small class size, and a living tradition of rigor and depth that develops strong technique and great artistry. The Mannes ethos forms the basis of a vibrant community, whether you are a degree or diploma student in the College or Extension divisions, or a young person studying in Mannes Prep.
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