Announcing “The Quest for the Best” 2016-2017 Masterworks Series

Beginning in August, five conductors will perform in the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Only one will become Symphonicity’s new maestro.

After a long, extensive search to find Symphonicity’s new Music Director, five finalists have emerged. This season, we present each one as he conducts a special program for our audiences. We invite you to join us for this exciting season of discovery and enjoy all the amazing talent, delightful soloists, and engaging music. This is definitely a “quest for the best,” and Symphonicity wants you to be a part of our journey.

The importance of this season cannot be denied. Bring your friends and don’t miss any one of these performances as our dedicated musicians are led by conductors who are giving it their all. Symphonicity’s future Music Director & Conductor is one of these five… Be a part of the selection process and let us know what you think. We are your symphony orchestra!

Daniel Boothe

Meet Daniel W. Boothe

Maestro Daniel W. Boothe is a nationally award-winning musician, composer, and U.S. Air Force conductor. His live and recorded events for media broadcasts have reached over 50 million people in 175 countries, including tours throughout Russia and Southwest Asia. On October 16th he will present Kenneth Fuchs’s United Artists, Korngold’s Violin Concerto with acclaimed virtuoso violinist Janet Sung, and Dvořák’s iconic Symphony No. 9. Grammy-nominated composer Kenneth Fuchs will be attending this exceptional opening season concert. Tickets for this event will go on sale September 1, 2016.
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Timothy Verville

Meet Timothy Verville

As a winner in the American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Maestro Timothy Verville’s dynamic appearances in the U.S. and abroad have produced rewarding concert experiences. Maestro Verville has a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting. His program will include Daugherty’s Red Cape Tango, Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Exciting visual images and local art will be incorporated into this engaging, creative program. Tickets for this event will go on sale September 1, 2016.
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Silas Huff

Meet Silas Huff

Currently living in Virginia Beach, Maestro Silas Huff is Commander of the U.S. Army School of Music and Co-Director of the International Conducting Institute. Maestro Huff has experience leading youth, university, community and professional orchestras. He will conduct Richard Wagner’s “Forbidden Love” Overture and Elgar’s Concerto for Cello, featuring Andrew Janss as soloist. Continue on this journey with Maestro Huff as he brings this concert to a rousing conclusion with Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 5. Tickets for this event will go on sale September 1, 2016.
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Sergey Bogza

Meet Sergey Bogza

Maestro Sergey Bogza, winner of the 2016 International Conductors Workshop and Competition, is a dynamic and sensitive conductor and is in great demand as composer and pianist. He has a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting. He will conduct Glazunov’s Carnaval Overture, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, with pianist Kate Liu, and Tchaikovsky’s passionate and moving Symphony No. 6. Tickets for this event will go on sale September 1, 2016.
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Theodore Kuchar

Meet Theodore Kuchar

Maestro Theodore Kuchar has served as artistic director and principal conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janáček Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. He is one of the most prolifically recorded conductors of the past decade. On May 7th, he will present Marquéz’s Dánzon No. 2, Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, with violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv, and concluding with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets for this event will go on sale September 1, 2016.
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