Saturday, October 1, 2011

Guest Conductor Spotlight: Keith Brion

Keith Brion
Guest Conductor
Keith Brion has led his popular Sousa at the Symphony performances with nearly all of America's major and regional orchestras and in countless repeat performances. In addition, he has led numerous general pops programs. He also tours nationally with his own New Sousa Band. The authentic Sousa programs are a fulfillment of his longstanding ambition to take a fresh look at America's musical traditions. These modern recreations have proved to be as alive today as they were over a century ago. Building on Sousa’s own considerable background as a violinist and orchestral composer, they are the result of research in libraries, newspapers, museums, interviews with former Sousa band members, and the study of old recordings. He is a past pops conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony and of Palo Alto’s Summer Symphony series. He has made numerous recordings. Mr. Brion is a former director of the Yale University Band, which he led at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.