Ensemble du Monde to present "Classical Titans" in NYC's Merkin Concert Hall

The brilliant, young conductor Marlon Daniel will lead Ensemble du Monde in "Classical Titans" featuring the music of Haydn, Beethoven and Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
By: Ms. Hyacinth K. Scott
Marlon Daniel
Marlon Daniel
May 8, 2012 - PRLog -- The chamber orchestra Ensemble du Monde will present "Classical Titans" on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:30 p.m. in New York City's Merkin Concert Hall.    Featured on the program will be Beethoven's Heroic Symphony No. 7, Afro-French composer Chevalier de Saint-George's Symphony in G Major and Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante in  which outstanding musicians from the ensemble will perform as soloists.  Founded in 2000, the orchestra was named to reflect the diversity of its players.

Listen to an interview with Daniel about the concert and his career on THE MAESTRO SERIES on BlogTalk Radio.


About Maestro Marlon Daniel:

One of the most dynamic conductors of his generation, Marlon Daniel has been described as „a natural and enormous talent“ (Chicago Sun-Times) and his artistry has been hailed as “fabulous and exceptional” (Pravda – Moscow). The winner of the 2009 John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Conducting Award, he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in Europe and the United States that range from Carnegie Hall to the Rudolfinum in Prague and several international music festivals. He has also appeared alongside several internationally renowned artists that have included Deborah Voigt, Julian Milkis, Koh Gabriel Kameda and Magali Léger to name a few.

He has received numerous prizes and awards including the Mabel Henderson Memorial Grant for Foreign Experience, a Rose Hanus Fellowship, an Honorary Key to the City of Chicago for Outstanding Musical Achievement bestowed by the late Mayor Harold Washington and most recently the 2008 ‘Voice of the Artist’ Award from the United Nations in recognition of his charitable work of bringing awareness to the crisis in Darfur. Most recently he was the recipient of the 2010 Dove Award from National Association of Women for the Arts for Outstanding Musical Achievement.

Educated in both the United States and Europe, he has earned degrees from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world including Manhattan School of Music, Le Conservatoire Américain (France), Centro de Estudios Musicales Isaac Albéniz (Spain) and both the Prague Academy and Conservatory, where he received his formative training in conducting whilst serving as Associate Conductor of the Praga Sinfonietta. He has also worked with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic as winner of the James and Lola Faust Fellowship.

One of the foremost exponents of music by composers of African and African American descent, Marlon Daniel is also Artistic Director of the Saint-Georges International Festival in Guadeloupe and Principal Conductor of the Festival of African and African American Music, where he collaborates with some of the most prolific Black composers of today in their world premiere new works. He is also credited with the conducting of important premieres including the world premiere Fred Onovwerosuoke’s Me­ditation for Darfur, the world premiere of Hampson Sisler’s Phoenix Forever Suite for Orchestra, the American premiere of Giya Kancheli’s Night Prayers for Clarinet, Strings and Tape and the Russian premiere of William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony.

Currently, Maestro Daniel is Music Director of Ensemble du Monde, chamber orchestra, and has accepted a two-year position as Resident Conductor of the Sofia Sinfonietta (2012 through 2014). His new CD “Phoenix Forever” on the MSR Classics label received rave reviews and was a contender for a 2011 GRAMMY.

WHAT:  Ensemble du Monde
              in "Classical Titans"

Marlon Daniel, Music Director & Conductor

Slava Znatchenii, oboe
Dirk Wels, bassoon
Felix Olschofka, violin
Jesse Henkensiefken, cello

WHEN:  Saturday, May 12, 2012

WHERE:  Merkin Concert Hall, New York City

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS:  http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/ensemble-du-monde
Tags:Ensemble du Monde, Marlon Daniel, Darnel Ishmel, Merkin Concert Hall
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