Local Classical – 11/15/21 – 11/28/21
In this week’s playlist, we are featuring Alastair Willis. He is a Grammy-nominated conductor and is currently the Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra in Northern Indiana, and Principal Conductor and Music Advisor of the New Directions series at the Symphonia Boca Raton. Willis was born in Acton, Massachusetts, and lived with his family in Moscow for five years before settling in Surrey, England. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors from England’s Bristol University, an Education degree from Kingston University, and a Masters of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Alastair’s previous positions include Music Director of the Illinois Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor with the Florida Orchestra’s Coffee Concert series, Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Assistant Conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. We’ll hear some musical insights by Alastair Willis in this playlist.
Connect with our Local Classical channel to hear works led by Alastair Willis as well as works by Indiana artists.
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