From opera to Broadway to modern-day film, relive your favorite movie moments in this exciting and dynamic concert! With an array of talented guest performers and the Georgia College Choir, gems from the stage and screen will be brought to life in this grand season finale.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Conductor – Keitaro Harada
Georgia College University Chorus Select Ensemble
The Grand Opera House 7:30 pm
William Tell Overture
Verdi’s Triumphal March & Ballet from Aïda
Andrew Lloyd Webber – A Concert Celebration
John William’s Flying Music from E.T.
The Sound of Music: Selections
John William’s Battle of the Heroes
Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Movement III – Sihao He, Cello
Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
The Entertainer – Nick Ricks, Piano
Che gelida manina from La Bohème – Dr.Richard Kosowski, Tenor
Colonel Bogey March from The Bridge on the River Kwai
Keitaro Harada, conductor, is increasingly recognized at the highest levels for his artistic abilities. A student of Lorin Maazel at Castleton Festival and Fabio Luisi at Pacific Music Festival, recipient of the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Festival, Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, and The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award. Harada’s credentials are exemplary and, at the age of 29, his achievements are those of a seasoned conductor.
Harada begins his new appointment as Associate Conductor of Richmond Symphony and Music Director of Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra in Fall 2014. He also serves as Associate Conductor for Arizona Opera where he made his debut last season conducting Tosca. In 2011 he made his professional opera debut with North Carolina Opera for Britten’s Turn of the Screw. At Tanglewood Music Festival 2010, Harada assisted Christoph von Dohnányi in the production of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and conducted the closing performance garnering media praise for his leadership. Harada is in his fourth season as Music Director of the Phoenix Youth Symphony and has been the Principal Guest Conductor for Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra since 2009.
A native of Tokyo, Japan, Keitaro has been a featured artist on National Public Radio’s From the Top as well as their PBS anniversary television documentary. He is the subject of Arizona Public Broadcasting’s documentary titled: “Music…Language Without Words” for the television series AZ Illustrated that was aired in 2013.