For Immediate Release – September 18, 2012
JONATHAN MCPHEE CONDUCTS THE PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF BOSTON IN ITS OCTOBER 14, 2012 CONCERT
BOSTON, September 18, 2012 – Jonathan McPhee makes his debut as guest conductor leading the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston in the second concert of its 2012-2013 season with a program exploring modern dance rhythms and themes including Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. The concert will be held on Sunday, October 14 at Sanders Theatre in Harvard Square at 3:00 p.m.
Jonathan McPhee is equally at home as a conductor for the symphony, ballet, and opera. As Music Director for Boston Ballet, he has received critical acclaim for his work with the Company and Orchestra, which is the second largest musical organization in Boston. Mr. McPhee is also Music Director for Lexington Symphony and Symphony New Hampshire.
Some of the world’s most distinguished dance companies for which Mr. McPhee has served as conductor include the New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet (England), Martha Graham Dance Company, National Ballet of Canada, The Australian Ballet, Den Norske Ballett in Norway, and The Royal Danish Ballet in Denmark. In addition to a broad repertoire in the field of dance, Mr. McPhee has conducted pops concerts, musical theatre and operetta. He has also conducted grand opera with Opera Boston, the American Opera Center in New York, and Boston University Opera Institute.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. McPhee received his L.R.A.M. from the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, and a B.Mus. and M.Mus. from The Juilliard School. While at Juilliard, Mr. McPhee was the recipient of a Naumburg Scholarship in Conducting and English Horn. He has studied with Leonard Brain, David Diamond, Thomas Stacy, Rudolf Kempe, Sixten Ehrling, and participated in master classes with Sir Georg Solti and James Levine while at Juilliard.
PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard Square
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Jonathan McPhee, Conductor
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Respighi, Trittico Botticelliano
Ravel, Introduction and Allegro
Copland, Appalachian Spring (Ballet version)
Márquez, Danzón No 2.
Tickets: $15-$70. Tickets are available at www.proarte.org, by phone at (617) 779-0900, at Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra offices at 75 Arlington Street, Suite 500, Boston and the Harvard Box Office.
Founded in 1978 by Harvard Chaplain and visionary Larry Hill, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston is New England’s only professional cooperative orchestra. Its players are among the area’s finest free-lance musician, and they perform regularly with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Ballet, Handel and Haydn Society, and the Boston Lyric Opera. Pro Arte seeks to make classical music accessible to the entire community. Through its Access to the Best Music program, low income, at-risk, disabled and elderly individuals receive free or discounted admission to Orchestra events and many of the best seats in the house. For more information, please contact the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (617) 779-0900, or visit the website at www.proarte.org.