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SCOTT DUNN – 2013-2014 SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

October 3rd, 2013 - perform Richard Rodney Bennett’s Memento for solo piano; Ballad in Memory of Shirley Horn with clarinetist Chris Richards and deliver eulogy for Richard Rodney Bennett’s London Memorial at the Actors’ Church (St Paul’s), London, UK

October 7th, 2013 - London world premiere at Royal Albert Hall of Danny Elfman’s MUSIC FOR THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON concerts with additional orchestrations by Scott Dunn.

October 19, 2013 - perform Rzewski’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues for gala 10th anniversary season opener for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica, CA

October 28,2013 - conduct Richard Rodney Bennett’s New York memorial concert featuring the New York/American premieres of Reflections on a Theme of William Walton for 11 solo strings; Concerto for Stan Getz with Eddie Daniels, tenor sax; Suite for Timpani and Strings (from Sidney Lumet’s BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD 1996 - arr. Dunn 2013) featuring Fred Sherry, cello and Michael Truesdell, timp ; Songs Before Sleep for strings and baritone with Jonathan Lemalu, bass- baritone; St Peter’s Church, NYC NY

December 7-8, 2013 - conduct multiple performances of Tchaikovsky’s NUTCRACKER with Orchestra Iowa and Ballet Quad Cities, Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA

December 19, 2013 - conduct Orchestra of St Luke’s in their 2013 Holiday Sing Concert featuring works of Bach, Corelli, Vaughan-Williams and several new orchestrations by Scott Dunn, DiMenna Center, NYC NY

February 16, 2014 - appear with mezzo Barbara Rearick in an all Richard Rodney Bennett recital at Princeton University, Princeton NJ

March 19 and 20, 2014 - record the Vernon Duke Violin Concerto with violinist Elmira Darvarova and the Vienna Radio Symphony for commercial release on the COMPLETE VIOLIN WORKS OF VERNON DUKE by Urlicht AudioVisual; Vienna, Austria

March 29-30, 2014 - chamber concerts with singer Greta Metassa; violinist Peter Krysa and others in “The Songs of Gershwin, Duke, Arlen and friends”; Whistler, B.C. Canada

TBD spring 2014 - various recitals and ultimate recording RR Bennett’s arrangements of Three Harold Arlen Songs; Four Vernon Duke Songs; Heifetz/Gershwin Selections from Porgy and Bess; American in Paris; Three Preludes and the Gershwin/Dushkin Short Story; NYC NY

June 21, 2014 - associate conductor for Gala Opening Concert with Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA, CA

July 18-19, 2014 - associate conductor for Dreamworks Animation in Concert with Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA, CA

July 25-26, 2014 - associate conductor for Gloria Estefan with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA CA

August 31, 2014 - associate conductor for HBO Hitchcock! Movie Night at the Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA CA

September 12-14, 2014 - associate conductor Fireworks Finale concerts with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA CA

September 5-6, 2014 - conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic with special guest artists Ben Folds and Elvis Costello at the Hollywood Bowl, LA CA

September 26, 2014 - conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic with special guest artist, guitarist and Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio at the Hollywood Bowl, LA CA

 

PRIOR HIGHLIGHTS (since 2009)

June, 2013 - conduct Stravinsky L’histoire du Soldat with ‘new’ libretto by Kurt Vonnegut with Tricia Park et al; MUSIC IC 2013 Iowa City, IA

March, 2013 - conduct Omaha Symphony and soprano Jennifer Zetlan in Schoenberg (orchestrated Dunn) Four Brettl - Lieder for Voice and Chamber Orchestra; Debussy (arr. Schoenberg/Benno Sachs) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune; JS Bach (arr Webern) Ricercare from A Musical Offering; and Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite Witherspoon Concert Hall, Omaha, NE

March, 2013 - conduct Atlanta Symphony in Pops concert with works of Copland and Grofé and featuring Steve Martin and the Deep Canyon Rangers, The Woodruff Center, Atlanta GA

January, 2013 - conduct Ligeti Piano Concerto with Jacaranda Symphony and Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng pianist for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica, CA

October, 2012 - conduct world premiere recording of recently recovered ‘lost’ choral works of Leon Kirchner for Verdant World records, NYC, NY

September, 2012 - work on Boston Symphony production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (original 1935 production version) with Alfred Walker, Laquita Mitchell, Marquita Lister and Gregg Baker. Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

April, 2012 – conduct Mohammed Fairouz' opera Sumeida's Song with mezzo Rachel Calloway; soprano Jo Ellen Miller; tenor Robert Mack and baritone, Mischa Bouvier with Mimesis Ensemble at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC, NY

April, 2013 - conduct west coast premier of Gubaidulina Risonanza for Jacaranda series concerts, Santa Monica, CA

March, 2012 – conduct revival of 'lost' Vernon Duke Violin Concerto with violinist Tricia Park and the University of Iowa Symphony, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

February through March, 2012 – conduct guitarist Trey Anastasio's WINTER SYMPHONY TOUR with Atlanta Symphony, at Symphony Hall; Pittsburg Symphony at Heinz Hall; Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall and the LA Philharmonic at Disney Hall, LA, CA

December, 2011 - conduct multiple performances of Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker with NYC Ballet leads, Janie Taylor and Sebastian Marcovici, choreography by Mario Nugara at the Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, CA

October 2011 – conduct the West Coast premiere of Phillip Glass' Another Look at Harmony, Part 4 for the Jacaranda series in Santa Monica, CA

October 2011 – conduct Russian premiere of three large Vernon Duke works for orchestra, chorus and soloists including the End of St. Petersburg Oratorio, Epitaph for Diaghilev and Dedicases for orchestra, piano and soprano obligato with pianist Nicolai Mazhara, mezzo Maria Solovieva, soprano Anastasia Kalagina, tenor Dmitri Voropaev, bass Ilya Bannick, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Capella Chorus of St. Petersburg for the "Diaghilev PS" Festival at the Great Hall of St. Petersburg,St. Petersburg, Russia

August, 2011 – conduct TRIBUTE CONCERT TO SERGE GAINSBOURG with Beck, Sean Lennon, Lulu Gainsbourg, Victoria LeGrand, Ed Droste, Mike Patton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and various other artists with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA CA

April, 2011 – conduct world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz' new opera Sumeida's Song with Mimesis Ensemble; mezzo Rachel Calloway; soprano Jo Ellen Miller; tenor Robert Mack and baritone Randall Scarlata at Ethical Culture Society NYC,NY

March, 2011 – conduct staged presentations of Randall Eng's Henry's Wife directed by David Herskovitz for American Opera Projects and Manhattan School of Music , NYC, NY

December 2010 – conduct multiple performances of Tchaikovsky THE NUTCRACKER choreographed by Mario Nugara at the Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, CA

September 2010 – with his University of Iowa DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI FELLOW award, conduct the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Ravel La Valse and Màrquez Danzon no. 2), the University of Iowa Marching Band, and the University of Iowa Center for New Music Ensemble with soprano Ann Carvero in Schoenberg (arranged Dunn) Four Brettl-lieder/Cabaret Songs for Voice and Chamber Orchestra, Debussy (arranged Benno Sachs) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune and the Weill Tanz-potpourri and Blues-potpourri, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

May 2010 – conduct for New York City Opera's Vox Festival, Julian Wachner's EVANGELINE REVISTED with New York City Opera Orchestra and various artists Skirball Auditorium, NYC, NY

April 2010 – conduct for New York City Opera's Vox Festival, Scott Davenport Richard's STAR ACROSS THE OCEAN with the New York City Opera Orchestra and various artists Skirball Auditorium, NYC, NY

September 2009 – conduct "An Evening with Natalie Cole and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra" also with Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments, David Raksin's Laura and the Hollywood Bowl premier of Maria Schneider's Aries de Lando with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, LA, CA

May 2009 – conduct for UCLA opera, Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL in semi-staged concert presentations directed by Peter Kazaras Schoenberg Auditorium, LA, CA

March 2009 – conduct "Music and the Movies: The Rosenman Legacy Tribute Concert" with the NYU Symphony Orchestra featuring the Bach/Webern Fuga from a Musical Offering, Berg Lyric Suite, Vitali/Rosenman Chaconne with violinist Greg Fulkerson as well synced live orchestral performance with graduate student films and orchestral film cue suites from EAST OF EDEN, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and other Rosenman films, Skirball Auditorium, NYC, NY

 

PIANO PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS (since 2009)

November 24-25, 2012 - record complete Violin Works of Vernon Duke with violinist Elmira Darvarova for Naxos, Princeton, NJ

November 17-18, 2012 - play and conduct Debussy (arr. Schoenberg/Benno Sachs) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune and other works for Salastina Music Society concert Mount St Mary's College, Brentwood, CA and at Thayer Hall, The Colburn School, LA, CA

October 14-15, 2012 - play two benefit concerts with violinist Tricia Park featuring world premiere of RR Bennett's Four Vernon Duke Songs; Heifetz/Gershwin Selections from Porgy and Bess Manchester and Iowa City, IA

September 7, 2012 - perform Satie's Vexations in 24 hour marathon performance in the Cage 100 Festival, Miles Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

December, 2011 – perform guest recital with violinist Tricia Park the Stravinsky Divertimento, Duke Violin Concerto and Heifetz/Gershwin Selections from Porgy and Bess at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

September, 2011 – play the American premiere of Nenia and Scherzino with violinist Elmira Darvarova and the Wagner/Liszt Isolde's Liebestod for the September 11th, 10th anniversary memorial concert by the New York Festival of Chamber Music, Symphony Space, NYC,NY

April, 2011 – play the Wagner/Liszt Isolde's Liebestod in the University of Iowa's Franz Liszt Bicentennial Festival, Iowa City, IA

February, 2011 – record world premiere CD of Alfano Violin Sonata, Nenia and Scherzino and Quintet with Met Opera orchestra violinists Elmira Darvarova and Mary Ann Mumm, violist Craig Mumm and cellist Sam Magill, for Naxos, NYC, NY

February 3, 2011 – perform Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with conductor Evans Christ and Macedonian Philharmonic in Skopje, Macedonia

October 2010 – perform various Charles Ives' songs with soprano Elissa Johnston and west coast premieres of See the Conquering Hero Comes, Waltz Rondo and the Black March (St Gaudens) for solo piano and various ensemble works on the Jacaranda Series in Santa Monica, CA

September 2010 – perform lecture/recital highlighting jazz music influences in American concert music with Gershwin Preludes, Joplin Solace, Rzewski Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues and John Adams Road Movies with special guest violinist Tricia Park, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

September 2010 – perform with violinist Elmira Darvarova, John Adams' Road Movies, works of Vernon Duke and the US premiere of the Alfano Violin Sonata and the Catoire Elegy for the New York Festival of Chamber Music, Symphony Space, NYC

June 2010 – Provincidales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Play various chamber works including Schubert Trout Quintet in Second Annual Turks and Caicos Music Festival

November, 2009 - Jacaranda Series Santa Monica, CA.
West coast premiere of John Adams' Road Movies for violin and piano with violinist Alyssa Park for LA Phil's "West Coast/Left Coast" festival with John Adams curator

September, 2009 - Symphony Space, NYC, NY.
Alfano Sonata for Cello and Piano (1925) and Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano (1932) with Elvira Darvarova, violin and Sam Magill, cello for the New York Festival of Chamber Music

November, 2008 - Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh, PA. Perform Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Euridice with soprano Debra Selig

June, 2008 - NYC NY. Record Alfano Sonata for Cello and Piano and Alfano Concerto for Violin Cello and Piano for Naxos with Elimira Darvarova, violin and Sam Magill, cello

May 2008 - Bruno Walter Auditorium , NYPL at Lincoln Center, NYC NY. Perform Alfano Sonata for Cello and Piano (1925) and American premiere of Alfano Concerto for Violin Cello and Piano (1932) with Elvira Darvarova, violin and Sam Magill, cello

August, 2002 – Music Festival of the Hamptons, NY. Mozart Symphony 40 in G minor and Piano Concerto in D minor K466 with the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra and Dunn as soloist and conductor

July, 2002 – Music Festival of the Hamptons, NY . Beethoven Triple Concerto with Maestro Lukas Foss, The Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Michael Guttmann, Vln and Scott Ballantyne, VC

August, 2001 – Music Festival of the Hamptons, NY. Haydn Piano Concerto in D, Beethoven Symphony # 1 with Scott Dunn as conductor and soloist

May, 2001 – Carnegie Hall, NY. Rosza Spellbound Concerto with Dennis Russell Davies and the American Composers Orchestra

April, 2000 – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA. Rosza Spellbound Concerto with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Maestro John Mauceri

January, 1999 – Carnegie Hall, NY. Duke Piano Concerto in C (orchestrated Dunn) with Dennis Russell Davies and the American Composers Orchestra