Presented by Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
November 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Troy Quinn, the second conductor finalist to lead the orchestra has chosen a program that may look like a patriotic Fourth of July concert, but is actually a hybrid of classical works and popular/folk tunes. The focus of the program entitled American Roots will showcase and honor American composers who have worked in multiple genres while celebrating the vast eclectic nature of American music. The audience will enjoy works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, John Williams and more.
Joining Quinn and the Symphony will be one of the most celebrated young musicians in the world today, Geoff Gallante. Now 16 years old, he is the youngest instrumentalist, at six years old, to ever perform at the White House or at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Most recently, Gallante was one of 32 high school students to be selected by The GRAMMY Foundation to be a part of the 2016 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. This opportunity launched him into the spotlight surrounding the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and provided him with opportunities to perform for some of music’s biggest names. Gallante’s network television appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno, NBC’S Today show and the CBS Early Show. In addition to his solo engagements with professional orchestras in KY, MA, IL, IN & NJ, Geoff has soloed with some of America’s very finest symphonic bands, most notably, U.S. Naval Academy Concert Band.
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The 2016- 2017 Conductor Search Season for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra runs from October 2016 through April of 2017, visit http://www.oso.com to see how the community may participate in the selection of the new Music Director and Conductor.