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2013 Orchestra Festival

Sixteenth Annual University of Montana
Orchestra Festival
November 3-5, 2013
We are thrilled to announce our Guest Clinicians for this year
Stephen Rodgers Radcliffe and Kory Katseanes

STEPHEN ROGERS RADCLIFFEis the Music Director of America’s largest Youth Orchestra training program. An artist, educator and scholar, Maestro Radcliffe was the Harry and Mildred Bemis Endowed Fellow in Musicology at Brandeis University, Director of Orchestra and Opera Programs at the University of Massachusetts, and Assistant Conductor of the Boston Lyric Opera. Maestro Radcliffe has been recognized for his electrifying, musically acute performances, his passionate dedication to the nurturing of young talent and his innovative approach to audience development and artistic enrichment in the musical institutions with which he has served.
Mr. Radcliffe is the Founder and Laureate Music Director of the New York Chamber Ensemble, which appeared regularly from 1987 to 1997 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, as well as on recordings, radio broadcasts and international tours. As Principal Guest Conductor of the Hungarian Virtuosi, Maestro Radcliffe appeared regularly at the Franz Liszt Academy and Pest Vigado in Budapest, as well as on international tours, radio and television broadcasts and recordings.
Stephen Rogers Radcliffe is equally at home in the repertoire of symphony, ballet, opera and musical theater. He has conducted the major operatic works of Puccini and Verdi, and has led "Opera in the Park" performances for thousands of music lovers in New York City. From 1991-94, he annually led over 15 light opera performances as Music Director of the Blue Hill Troupe. His Albany Records CD of operatic works by Gian Carlo Menotti, Douglas Moore and Paul Hindemith has been acclaimed in Gramophone and the American Record Guide. In the 2012-13 season he returns to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, leading the company in its NEXT STEP Choreographers Showcase performances. His work with the Seattle Opera includes three world premiere performances as part of the company's "Our Earth" commissioning project.
The roster of internationally acclaimed artists appearing in concert with Maestro Radcliffe is both distinguished and varied. Recent collaborations include performances with pianists Van Cliburn and Andre Watts; Metropolitan Opera stars Frederica von Stade, Dawn Upshaw, Susan Graham and Veronika Kinces, and pops artists the Moody Blues, Blood Sweat and Tears and P.D.Q Bach. Guest conducting has taken Stephen Rogers Radcliffe to leading orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latin America, Africa and China. He has also been widely heard in annual broadcasts over National Public Radio.
An enthusiastic advocate of the composers of our own time, Stephen Rogers Radcliffe has commissioned and premiered numerous works, including major compositions by the distinguished American masters John Corigliano, John Harbison, George Rochberg, Ned Rorem, Aaron J. Kernis and Joan Tower. CDs of 20th Century scores include "The Music of George Rochberg" on the New World label and "American Portraits," featuring chamber orchestra works by Copland, Griffes, Piston and Rorem, on Albany Records. In 1995, Albany also released his eagerly awaited recording of Menotti's classic opera, The Telephone. Mr. Radcliffe's latest albums, "Serenade" - music of Brahms, Dvorak, Strauss and Suk - and a recording of Brahms's Serenade #1 in D, were released on Roméo Records in 2001.
A prize winner of the 1988 Arturo Toscanini International Conductor's Competition, Stephen Rogers Radcliffe was a student of Leonard Bernstein, Franco Ferrara and Gustav Meier. He has conducted at the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals as well as at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.

KORY KATSEANES is the Director of Orchestras and an Associate Director of the School of Music at Brigham Young University. As Director of Orchestras he oversees the orchestral program that accommodates nearly 400 students enrolled in the five University orchestras, and directs the graduate orchestral conducting program. He conducts the BYU Philharmonic and the BYU Chamber Orchestra in their campus concerts, throughout Utah, and on their regular tours throughout the world.Kory Katseanes is a native of Blackfoot, Idaho, and moved to Salt Lake City in 1974 to continue his education. He joined the Utah Symphony in 1975 as a violinist, and served as Assistant Conductor from 1987 to 2002. He appeared regularly on the Entertainment, Youth, and Family Series, at Deer Valley, Snowbird, and Abravanel Hall, and at numerous venues locally, throughout Utah, and the surrounding Western States. During his fifteen years as the assistant conductor he played a significant role in the education programs of the Utah Symphony, programming and conducting concerts the orchestra performed in Utah's schools.
He has worked with such artists as The King's Singers, the Chieftains, Kathy Mattea, Nanci Griffiths, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Michael Martin Murphy, Riders in the Sky, and The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, among others. His work with dance companies includes Rudolph Nureyev and Friends, Repertory Dance Theater and the Twin Cities Ballet, and he was the founder and Music Director of The Utah Virtuosi, a professional chamber orchestra in Salt Lake City.
Recent guest conductor appearances include the Utah Symphony, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, and choral and orchestral concerts with community and student orchestras in Utah, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, and Florida.
Mr. Katseanes received Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Utah, and an Associate Degree from Ricks College. Conducting studies were with renowned conductor Josef Rosenstock. Violin teachers included Lamar Barrus, Oscar Chausow, Kathryn Katseanes, Zvi Zeitlin, and Elaine Richey. Prior to BYU he was on the faculties of Illinois Wesleyan University and Ricks College.
He and his wife Carolyn (Landes), are the parents of four children. He is also an avid golfer.

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