Welcome to my website and thank you for visiting! Spring has finally arrived, making it a great time to reflect on the past months and to share my excitement about several upcoming projects.
I had a busy start to 2014: Between leading several concerts with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, I had an inspiring week assisting Jaap van Zweden with the St. Louis Symphony. In March I fulfilled a lifelong dream by conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a group I have idolized since childhood. And also in March I had another thrill, conducting a full production of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. For months I found myself consumed by every note of this masterpiece, delving into the life and works of Sergei Prokofiev as well as rereading Shakespeare's tragedy. I hope to have the opportunity to study and conduct this music again before long.
In addition to more programs with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the coming months have me traveling quite a bit. I will conduct the Reading Symphony in April, and in May I will conduct the Toronto Symphony and the Naples Philharmonic in education concerts. And looking ahead to next season, I will make subscription debuts with the Knoxville Symphony and Toledo Symphony, as well as lead education and family programs with the Phoenix Symphony, The Little Orchestra Society, and return once again to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
With my best wishes for a joyful spring,
June 26 - July 3, 2014
Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Patriotic Pops Summer Tour
October 11, 2014
Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Interview: Sameer Patel on Collaboration and Optimism at the Fort Wayne Phil. Click here!
Sameer and his work with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is featured in the May 2014 issue of Fort Wayne Monthly. Click here to read!
Sameer makes his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra May 3, 2014
"Played with zest and expertly conducted" - Review from the Reading Eagle
Sameer will guest conduct the Phoenix Symphony in education concerts throughout the 2014-2015 Season
Sameer will guest conduct Masterworks Concerts with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-2015 Season
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