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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
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”
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’
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
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