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Mississauga Festival Youth Choir

Orchesta Conducting

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concerts (Recent)

  • Bach: St. John Passion
    Helmuth Rilling, conductor
  • Holst: The Planets (Peter Oundjian, conductor)
  • Mozart: Requiem (Peter Oundjian, conductor)
  • Mozart: Missa in C Minor -- Levine version (Helmuth Rilling, conductor)
  • R. Vaughan Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem (Peter Oundjian)
  • Haydn: Creation (Helmuth Rilling)
  • Bach: Magnificat in D (Helmuth Rilling)
  • Mozart: Missa in C Minor (Helmuth Rilling)
  • Night at the Proms Concerts (Eric Kunzel)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Holst (Eric Kunzel)
  • Stravinsky: Le Rossignol (Gianandrea Noseda)

Toronto Bach Festival
Helmuth Rilling, Principal Conductor
Doreen Rao, Artistic Director

Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra,
University of Toronto, Walter Hall

  • 2007: St. John Passion BWV 235
    2006: Cantatas, BWV 7, 23, 70, 110, 137
  • 2005: Cantatas, BWV 4, 12, 71, 106, 131, Motet, BWV 227
  • 2004: Cantatas, BWV 26, 67, 105, 172, 140

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Carnegie Hall, New York*
Grammy Award***

  • Debussy: Sirenes
  • Liszt: A Faust Symphony***
  • Schoenberg: Moses and Aaron***
  • Kodaly: Psalmus Hungaricus
  • Mahler: Third Symphony*
  • Berlioz: Damnation of Faust* ***
  • Mahler: Eighth Symphony*
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion** ***

Chicago Symphony Orchestra for James Levine
Ravinia Festival
Grammy Award***

  • Berlioz: Damnation of Faust
  • Mahler: Eighth Symphony
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion
  • Mahler: Third Symphony**
  • Puccini: Boheme
  • Orff: Carmina Burana ***

Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Claudio Abbado
Orchestra Hall, Chicago

  • Berg: Wozzeck
  • Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
  • Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
  • Berlioz: Te Deum

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Guest Conductors
Orchestra Hall Performances

  • Bartok: Three Village Scenes for Tillson-Thomas
  • Britten: War Requiem for Leonard Slatkin
  • Honegger: Une Cantate de Noel for Margaret Hillis
  • Berlioz: Te Deum for Daniel Barenboim
  • Britten: Noye's Fludde for Henry Mazur (CSO Youth Concerts)
  • Mahler: Third Symphony for Edo de Waart
  • Britten: War Requiem for Istvan Kertez

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Powell Hall, St. Louis

  • Symanowski: King Roger for Leonard Slatkin (American Premiere)
  • Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov for Jerzy Semkow

Grant Park Symphony Orchestra
Grant Park, Chicago

  • William Bolcum: Songs of Innocence and Experience for Leonard Slatkin
  • Orff: Carmina Burana for Leonard Slatkin
  • Puccini: Turandot for Leonard Slatkin
  • Boito: Mefistofele for David Zinman
  • Puccini: La Boheme for George Mestor

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Chicago Civic Orchestra
Orchestra Hall, Chicago

  • Bach/Mullock: The Art of the Fugue for Gordon Peters

Oregon Bach Festival (1987, 1985, 1988)

  • Hult Performing Arts Center, Eugene OR
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion for Helmuth Rilling
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion, Hollywood Bowl, LA

Evanston Symphony Orchestra
Evanston, Illinois

  • Hindemith: Mahnung an die Jungend
  • Copland: Old American Songs for Henry Mazur
  • Orff: Carmina Burana for Frank Miller

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National Public Television

  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
  • Northwestern University Opera Workshop

New Philharmonic at College of DuPage

  • R.V. Williams: Hodie

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