International Conductors’ Workshop and Competition in Atlanta

Had so much fun at the International Conductors’ Workshop and Competition in Atlanta this past weekend! I conducted excerpts from Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Symphonies no. 1, 5, and 9, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 5, and Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, in workshops and a concert with the ICWC Orchestra. Please enjoy this photo album and these videos:

 

“The Yeomen of the Guard” with University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Last weekend I conducted five performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard (or, The Merryman and His Maid)” with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society. This was my fifth time Music Directing with UMGASS and I couldn’t be prouder of this production!

Please enjoy these pics and a few videos too!

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photos by Marilyn Gouin.

 

photos by Ellen Guise.

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photo by Marilyn Gouin.

“HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Just finished a great production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society!

From a review by Wendy Wright, A2View.com, April 9, 2016 –

…the reason most people see a Gilbert and Sullivan production is for the music and music director Ezra Donner does not disappoint. Under his direction the large orchestra is nuanced and does not overpower the singers and the chorus sounds terrific.

(Read the full review at “This HMS Pinafore is smooth sailing at UMGASS.”)

Please enjoy these photos! (Photos by Marilyn Gouin.)

Carnegie Hall Debut

Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director & Conductor, 'Mountain Suite', (World Premiere), by Ezra Donner, winner The Respighi Prize 2012 Composition

Last weekend was the premiere of Mountain Suite for String Orchestra by Chamber Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall.

Thanks to Salvatore di Vittorio and the Chamber Orchestra of New York for making this happen and to my family and friends who came to support me!