MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performs in its fourth concert under the baton of American conductor Jeffery Meyer on December 19, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).
The program consists of Brahms’ Symphony No.3, Stucky’s Jeu de Timbres and Debussy’s La Mer.
Meyer is the Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of St. Petersburg’s most innovative and progressive ensembles.
Called “one of the most interesting and creatively productive conductors working in St. Petersburg” by Sergei Slonimsky, he has appeared with orchestras all over the world collaborated with dozens of composers, and commissioned and premiered numerous new works.
As a pianist, Meyer has been in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and in residence at the Aspen Festival as part of the Furious Band.
He performs frequently with percussionist Paul Vaillancourt as part of the piano-percussion duo Strike, which, in January 2010, released an album of world-premiere recordings of works written for the duo on Luminescence Records, Chicago.
He has been broadcast on CBC, has recorded and performed with the Philadelphia Virtuosi (Naxos), and has been heard as a soloist at the Aspen Festival.
During the 2001-2002 academic year he lived and studied in Berlin and Leipzig as the recipient of a DAAD grant in music, during which time he wrote incidental music to David Mamet’s “Duck Variations,” which was performed throughout Berlin by the theater group Heimspieltheater.
Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Meyer is also the Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher.
He has served on the faculties of the Icicle Creek Music Center, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Dorian Keyboard Festival, Opusfest Chamber Music Festival (Philippines), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Marrowstone Music Festival, and the LSM Academy and Festival.
Recent and upcoming activities include appearances throughout Southeast Asia including a guest residency in orchestral training at Tianjin Conservatory and concerts with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and appearances with Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble X in New York, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Chamber Orchestra in Indiana, Alia Musica in Pittsburgh, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa in Mexico, the MiNensemblet in Norway, and the Portland- Columbia Symphony in Oregon.
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