The Texas Tech University School of Music, housed within the JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, announces the hiring of two distinguished guest maestros this fall.
David Cho, musical director of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, will perform with the University Symphony Orchestra throughout the semester and Viswa Subbaraman will conduct the Texas Tech Opera Orchestra in November, according to a press release.
“The School of Music is delighted to connect current students with outstanding artists in the field of music to create inspiring performances for our academic and local communities,” said Lisa Garner Santa, Director of the School. music, in the press release.
The Texas Tech and Lubbock communities are invited to hear the University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro David Cho at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15 at the Crickets Theater at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences and at 7:30 p.m. November 19 in the Hemmle recital hall.
Cho’s career has been marked by remarkable achievements, including winning the E. Nakamichi Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival, receiving the Arthur Dann Prize at the Oberlin Conservatory, as Assistant Conductor for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. and towards the John F. Kennedy. Performing Arts Center and Carnegie Hall.
“Working closely with the University Symphony Orchestra and the faculty, staff and students of the School of Music has been inspiring,” Cho said. “The Music School, which entrusts me with the education of its talented students, inspires me to become even better in my profession. I am very grateful to Texas Tech for this opportunity, and my involvement in the cultural fabric of Lubbock has deepened as well. ”
Later in the season, Subbaraman will lead the Texas Tech Opera Orchestra in Gerald Dolter’s production of “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. Performances are scheduled from November 12 to 13 at 7 p.m. at the Crickets Theater at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.
Subbaraman is the co-founder and artistic director of Opera Vista Houston and an alumnus of the Texas Tech School of Music. He has performed as a conductor with the Orchester National de France, the Thames Philharmonia (London), the Bombay Chamber Orchestra (India), the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra (United States) and many others. A former Fulbright scholar, Sabbaraman was awarded a scholarship to study conducting with John Nelson in Paris, where he also worked as guest assistant conductor with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Sabbaraman recently served as Music Director of the Skylight Music Theater in Milwaukee.
“It’s a real honor to come back to Texas Tech,” said Subbaraman. “Much of the foundation of my career can be attributed to my time in Lubbock. Growing up in West Texas, I can’t wait to come home.
For more performance information, visit the School of Music website or call (806) 742-2270.