This Season’s Guest Artists
Michael F. Tietz
Music Director and Conductor
Michael F. Tietz is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of The Broadway Bach Ensemble, a 50-piece orchestra on New York’s upper west side, which he founded in 1985. His conducting repertoire spans baroque, classical, romantic and 20th-century works.
Pianist Daniel Epstein made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Eugene Ormandy. He has performed with many of America’s major orchestras, and has performed recitals in Carnegie Hall and in other major venues throughout the world.
Conductor and Composer
A major force in 21st century concert music, Victoria Bond leads a dual career as composer and conductor.
Annie Bergen is the midday host at Classical New York, 105.9FM, WQXR. An avid music lover, Annie has been featured on broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Long regarded as Broadway’s preeminent orchestrator, Jonathan Tunick is known for his facility and creativity in scoring the works of others, primarily those of Stephen Sondheim. However he is also a skilled and versatile composer who has written in all forms.
Pursuing his doctorate at The Juilliard School, Kevin Quill looks forward to furthering himself in solo, chamber, and orchestral playing.
2017 – 2018 Repertoire
A selection of music from one of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works.read more
The “Reformation” is one of Mendelssohn’s most programmatic works. As befits its title, the symphony’s first and last movements each contain elements of religious struggle and triumph. Though catalogued as Mendelssohn’s fifth symphony, it is actually his second “full” symphony, written in 1829-30, just three years after Beethoven’s death.read more
The prominent Soviet and Armenian composer, Alexander Arutiunian fused Russian and Armenian musical traditions to form his own unique style. His compositions span a wide range and include a series of well-regarded brass and woodwind concertos. Of these, the trumpet concerto, composed in 1950, is one of his best-known works and a staple of the trumpet solo literature.read more