Happy New Year and thank you for visiting! The weather on this frigid day in Fort Wayne is -12 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -40, making it the perfect weather to share an update.
I had a very busy fall, leading several performances with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, guest conducting the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and working with youth orchestras throughout the region. And after a week to relax over the holidays in San Diego, I am now back at my desk in Fort Wayne and looking forward to the exciting projects this winter will bring.
I will start 2014 by leading education, family, and pops concerts with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well spending a week with the St. Louis Symphony assisting Jaap van Zweden in a program of Beethoven and Shostakovich. In February and March I will continue my passion for music education by working with the Fort Wayne Youth Concert Orchestra and the Foundation for Art and Music in Education at the FAME Festival, as well as leading education concerts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I grew up in Michigan with the DSO as my "hometown orchestra," so I am certainly honored to conduct these concerts!
I am also excited about leading several full-production performances of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet with the Fort Wayne Ballet. I had the privilege of conducting his stunning ballet Cinderella last season and am already looking forward to opening night in March.
All my best wishes for 2014!
March 12-13, 2014
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
March 16, 2014
Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Concert Orchestra
Fort Wayne Children's Choir
Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company
March 21-22, 2014
Fort Wayne Ballet
Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Prokofiev- Romeo and Juliet
Sameer will guest conduct Masterworks Concerts with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-2015 Season.
Sameer to conduct education concerts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in March 2014
Sameer will guest conduct the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in October 2014
Sameer has been invited to lead the Reading Symphony Orchestra in April 2014
Sameer has been invited to cover and assist Maestro Jaap van Zweden in his subscription concerts with the St. Louis Symphony
Sameer is featured in an interview with Polyphonic.org about the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview and the future of the orchestra industry. Click here to read!
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