31-Year-Old Perry So to Conduct the Jacksonville Symphony, 1/9-11

PERRY SO will appear as Guest Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony, January 9-11, 2014, conducting the following:

BARBER Symphony No. 1
BRITTEN Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

One of the inaugural Dudamel Conducting Fellows at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Perry So received the first and special prizes at the Fifth International Prokofiev Conducting Competition (held in St Petersburg) in 2008. This season, engagements include a Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra gala concert, debuts with the Residentie Orkest and the Tenerife, Charleston and Israel Symphony Orchestras and return visits to the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and Tivoli Festival, following his highly successful debut there. Last season he made debuts with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Zürcher Kammerorchester, the Florida Orchestra and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.

Perry recently concluded a two year period as Associate Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, during which he redesigned and spearheaded the orchestra's outreach and educational programmes. He also maintains a close relationship with the State Hermitage Orchestra of Russia. Other orchestras he has worked with include the London Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Japan Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Australian Youth, Tasmanian Symphony, St Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Moscow), the Queensland Orchestra and Staatskapelle Weimar. His first CD (Violin Concertos of Barber and Korngold with Alexander Gilman and the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra) was released in January 2012 on Oehms Classics and received the prestigious Diapason D'Or award.

For more information, visit: http://www.jaxsymphony.org/concerts/Barber---Britten---Schumann-.html#.UsxGT2RDtbw

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