Saturday, October 24, 2015
Conductor ~ Jerry Steichen
The Grand Opera House
MUSSORGSKY –Night on Bald Mountain
HUMPERDINCK– Witch’s Ride from Hansel and Gretel
ROSSINI/RESPIGHI – Tarantella from Boutique Fantastique
SAINT-SAËNS – Danse macabre
KHATCHATURIAN – Sabre dance from Gayane
KHATCHATURIAN – Waltz from Masquerade
BACH – Toccata and Fugue in D minor
ELFMAN – Nightmare before Christmas
DE FALLA – Ritual Fire Dance from El amor burjo
WEBBER – Selections from Phantom of the Opera
WILLIAMS – Harry’s Wondrous World
WILLIAMS – Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick
TEMPERTON — Michael Jackson’s Thriller
Under the baton of the versatile and dynamic Jerry Steichen, this Spooktacular concert features a spine-tingling mixture of classical and popular favorites. Put on your Halloween costume and bring the entire family for an exciting and magical celebration.BUY TICKETS
With a career that ranges from symphony to opera, Broadway to chamber music, Maestro Gerald Steichen has established himself as one of America’s most versatile conductors. He currently holds the positions of Principal Pops Conductor of the Utah Symphony; Music Director of the Ridgefield Symphony (Connecticut); and Principal Pops Conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Steichen has guest conducted the Boston Pops and the New Jersey Symphony, as well as the symphonies of Naples, Florida; Portland, Oregon; the Florida Orchestra in Tampa; Cincinnati; Columbus, Oklahoma City, Hartford and the New York Pops. International appearances include the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the NDR Philharmonie Hannover and the Norwegian Radio Symphony.
During ten seasons with the New York City Opera, Steichen led performances including La bohème, L’elisir d’amore, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, The Little Prince, and The Mikado. In 2007, he led the New York City Opera Orchestra and soloists in a live WQXR broadcast of Wall to Wall Opera from New York’s Symphony Space. A gifted pianist, he performed on stage for the New York City Opera’s acclaimed productions of Porgy and Bess and Carmina Burana. He has also conducted Utah Opera, Anchorage Opera, New Jersey Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, and Opera East Texas.
Steichen toured nationally with The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, and Peter Pan and conducted CATS in New York for two years. He has also appeared on Broadway, portraying Manny, the Accompanist in the Tony Award-winning Master Class.
This season, Steichen debuts with New York’s Little Orchestra Society, Ballet West in Salt Lake City, and Virginia Opera (Hansel and Gretel, and The Mikado).
Originally from Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Maestro Steichen holds degrees from Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma City University and the University of Southern California. He resides in New York City.BUY TICKETS