NEC Philharmonia + Tristan Rais-Sherman '21 AD: Þorvaldsdóttir, León, Mozart, & Ibert

NEC Philharmonia and '21 AD conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman present works by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Tania León, Mozart, and Jacques Ibert.

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About Tristan Rais-Sherman

Tristan Rais-Sherman is a multi-dimensional artist exploring the intersection of technology and music. Driven by the mission to create the future of classical music through unconventional and innovative means, he has been building audiences on digital platforms such as Twitch, and exploring the possibilities of combining classical music with interactive mediums such as Video Games. His aim is nothing less than to blaze a new path for the future of classical music — one that is exciting, inclusive, and engaging.
     In the 2020-2021 season, Tristan will appear twice with the NEC Philharmonia as part of his work as the inaugural recipient of the Artist Diploma of Orchestral Conducting at New England Conservatory.
     In previous seasons, Tristan has served as Cover Conductor with the St. Louis Symphony, Tulsa Opera, and Syracuse Opera. He appeared as Guest Conductor with the Chelsea Symphony, leading a triumphant performance of Sibelius’ Finlandia. He was Artistic Director of the Hilltop Music Collective in Greenwich, CT, producing stellar concerts of chamber and orchestral music. He also was a finalist in several Assistant Conductor searches, including the Naples Philharmonic and the National Repertory Orchestra.
     Tristan has appeared with orchestras across the United States as well as internationally — including the Aurora Festival (SWE), the Dartington Festival Orchestra (UK), St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic (RUS), Berlin Sinfonietta (DE), Lamont School of Music Orchestra (CO), University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra (MI), and the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra (NY).
     In addition to an active performance career, Tristan has an intense passion for sharing the magic of orchestral music making with the next generation. He has served as Director of Orchestras at the Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, as well as Conductor of the West Connecticut Youth Orchestra String Ensemble. From 2015–2017, Tristan served as Assistant Conductor of the New York Youth Symphony. He was also conductor of the Harmony Program Youth Orchestra, leading the group in high-profile performances alongside Joyce DiDonato and as a part of Gustavo Dudamel's Residency at Princeton University.
     Tristan has worked with esteemed mentors such as Hugh Wolff, David Zinman, Kenneth Kiesler, Neil Varon, Johannes Gustavsson, Christian Capocaccia, Donald Schleicher, Sian Edwards, Alexander Polishchuk, and Jeffrey Meyer.
     Tristan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from Ithaca College, and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan.

Ensembles
  • NEC Philharmonia
Conductors
  • Tristan Rais-Sherman '21 AD
  1. Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir | Aequilibria (2014)

     

    Personnel

    First Violin
    Hannah Goldstick

    Second Violin
    Tiffany Chang

    Viola
    Chiau-Rung Chen

    Cello
    Milla Gyldfeldt Magnusson

    Bass
    Diego Martinez

    Alto Flute
    Hui Lam Mak

    Bass Clarinet
    Hyookwoo Kweon

    Bassoon
    Delano Bell

    French horn
    Theresa Reagan

    Trombone
    Luke Sieve

    Piano
    Miles Fellenberg

     
  2. Tania León | Indígena (1991)

     

    Personnel

    First Violin
    Hannah Goldstick

    Second Violin
    Tiffany Chang

    Viola
    Chiau-Rung Chen

    Cello
    Yuri Ahn

    Bass
    Gregory Padilla

    Flute
    Clara Lee

    Oboe
    Kip Zimmerman

    Clarinet
    Theodore Robinson

    Bassoon
    HanYi Huang

    French horn
    Helen Wargelin

    Trumpet
    Charles Jones

    Percussion
    Felix Ko

    Piano
    Miles Fellenberg

     
  3. W. A. Mozart | Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201

    Allegro moderato
    Andante
    Menuetto
    Allegro con spirito

     

    Personnel

    First Violin
    Emma Carleton 

    Jaein Kim
    Grant Houston

    Caroline Jesalva
    Eunha Kim

    Chloe Hong

    Second Violin
    Kyumin Park
    Rachel Yi
    Qiyan Xing
    Kristy Chen
    Hae Kyung Ju


    Viola
    Chiau-Rung Chen
    Haneul Park
    Junghyun Ahn

    Lydia Plaut

    Cello
    Yuri Ahn
    Joan Herget

    Sarah Tindall
    Milla Gyldfeldt Magnusson

    Bass
    Gregory Padilla
    Yihan Wu


    Oboe
    Izumi Amemiya
    Rajan Panchal


    French horn
    Helen Wargelin
    Theresa Reagan


     
  4. Jacques Ibert | Divertissement

    Introduction
    Cortège

    Nocturne
    Valse
    Parade
    Finale

     

     

    Personnel

    First Violin
    Emma Carleton 

    Jaein Kim
    Grant Houston

    Caroline Jesalva
    Eunha Kim

    Chloe Hong

    Viola
    Chiau-Rung Chen
    Haneul Park
    Junghyun Ahn

    Lydia Plaut

    Cello
    Milla Gyldfeldt
    Magnusson
    Joan Herget

    Sarah Tindall

    Bass
    Gregory Padilla


    Flute, Piccolo
    Elena Rubin

    Clarinet
    Theodore Robinson

    Bassoon
    Jazmyn Barajas-Trujillo


    French horn
    Helen Wargelin

    Trumpet
    Charles Jones

    Trombone
    Katherine Franke

    Percussion
    Taylor Lents

    Piano, Celeste
    Miles Fellenberg