Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot conducts the University Symphony in a performance of Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 in his premiere appearance as a UW affiliate professor of music. Also on the program: Jonathan Pasternack conducts Olivier Messiaen’s, Un Sourire and winners of the UW Concerto Competition.
Olivier Messiaen: Un Sourire
Ferdinand David: Concertino for Trombone, Op. 4 - Finale
Soloist: Masamitsu Ohtake
Maurice Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand Alone
Soloist: Andrew Chen
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 - Movements II & III
Soloist: Li-Cheng Hung
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
Ludovic Morlot, guest conductor
A highlight of this season will be Ludovic’s performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra: two subscription weeks and a tour to the west coast of America including performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He also has regular relationships with the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and has recently conducted the symphony orchestras in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
In Europe, Ludovic’s debuts during 2011/12 include the Orchestre National de France, Dresdener Philharmonie, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. This follows on from recent successful debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Anne Sophie-Mutter, whom he conducted at the Royal Festival Hall and on tour in Germany, the Royal Concertgebouw and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. Other recent notable performances have included Dresden Staatskapelle, Tonhalle, Budapest Festival, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras. He also has regular relationships with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Ludovic Morlot has maintained a close working relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2001 when he was the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship Conductor at the Tanglewood Music Center and subsequently appointed assistant conductor for the orchestra and their Music Director James Levine (2004-07). Ludovic served as conductor in residence with the Orchestre National de Lyon under David Robertson (2002-04).
Trained as a violinist, Ludovic studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and then at the Royal College of Music as recipient of the Norman del Mar Conducting Fellowship. Ludovic was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2007 in recognition of his significant contribution to music.
His opera conducting experience includes productions of Tosca, Don Carlos, Die Fledermaus, The Turn of the Screw, Les Dialogues des Carmèlites, Cendrillon, L'enfant et les sortileges and Il barbiere di Siviglia. He led the Paris premiere of Robert Clerc's Á l'ombre du grand arbre and the world premiere of The Prestigious Music Award by Gloria Wilson Swisher at Shoreline Community College. He recently conducted performances of Wayne Horvitz's chamber opera-oratorio, The Heartsong of Charging Elk, as part of an educational tour presented by Washington State University in Pullman and Vancouver.
Born and raised in New York City, Jonathan Pasternack studied violin, cello, trombone, piano and percussion. He won a trombone scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music at the age of sixteen and later transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pursue studies in astronomy, philosophy and political science. He earned master's and doctorate degrees in music from the University of Washington, where he studied conducting with Peter Erös and trombone with Stuart Dempster. His other conducting teachers and mentors have included Neeme Järvi, Hans Vonk, Valery Gergiev, Jorma Panula, James DePreist, Murry Sidlin, and David Zinman. At the invitation of Mr. Zinman, Jonathan Pasternack attended the Aspen Music Festival and School as a featured Academy Conductor, where he was the recipient of fellowships in both conducting and trombone. In 2002, he was awarded Second Prize at the Sixth Cadaqués International Conducting Competition in Barcelona, Spain, where he was the only American invited to compete.
Dr. Pasternack has served as Assistant Conductor with the Oregon Symphony, Resident Conductor and Managing Director of the Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, and Visiting Director of Orchestral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University. He has served as guest faculty at the University of Washington, Central Washington University, East Oregon University, Pacific University, Conservatoire de Maurepas in France and Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève in Switzerland.< Back