Harper Symphony Orchestra: Brian Groner, conductor

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 pm
Harper College Performing Arts Center


Tickets available at the door: $10/8/7

Harper College Performing Arts Center
1200 Algonquin Rd
Palatine, Illinois 60067

Venue Map

Concert Program

Arriaga                  Overture to Los Esclavos Felices Overture 2222/2000/timp/str

Villa-Lobos           Choro No. 4  three horns and one trombone

Revueltas             Escenas Infantiles

Gustavo Leone     Moving Lights

Rodrigo             Concierto  de Aranjuez – 2222-2200-str

Brian Groner was selected as Music Director of the Harper Symphony in May of 2006. He has also served as the Music Director of the Fox Valley Symphony in Wisconsin since 1995, and in August of 2011 he was picked as Conductor of the String Orchestra at Northeastern Illinois University.

As an active guest conductor, he has appeared on the podium for many notable ensembles including The San Diego Symphony, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Prague), The Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (China), The International Contemporary Ensemble and The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and has toured as conductor for The Moscow Classical Ballet.

He holds an advanced degree in conducting from Northern Illinois University in collaboration with Northwestern University. His concerts have been broadcast via satellite, by National Public Radio, in over 50 major radio markets across the nation. He has also conducted the world premiers of over twenty substantial new American compositions.

A recent review of one of the Fox Valley Symphony’s concerts stated: “Thus ended a platinum standard season for the FVSO. Groner has now brought his players to such a high level that nothing seems too far a stretch for them and the regional community has, in turn, packed the house, responding with loud encomiums. If this is not success, we can’t imagine what is.”

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