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National Festival Orchestra: Hege Conducts Copland's Third

Daniel Hege, conductor

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Daniel Hege

For the second concert in this uproarious and exceptional 25th year of the National Orchestral Festival presents Daniel Hege, the third Music Director and Conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. He has been widely recognized as one of America's finest young conductors. He is being lauded for his innovative interpretations of standard orchestrations and his fierce dedication to elucidate the masses about classic music.

Travelling across the country and making stops as music director and guest conductor in Houston, Syracuse, Chicago, Seattle, Indianapolis, Oregon, Colorado and Baltimore symphonies just to name a few.

Hege delights in this performance with his orchestral renderings of Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Debussy's La Mer and Copland's Symphony No. 3. Learn more about these pieces and composers through biographies, recordings, scores, videos and other musicological resources held here in Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library as well as University of Maryland Libraries system and elsewhere online.

Resources on Hege

Videos of Hege discussing his work and performances on the web

Information on the composers and pieces performed:

Ludwig van Beethoven and the piece, Leonore Overture No. 3

Claude Debussy and the piece, La Mer

Aaron Copland and the piece, Symphony No. 3

Streaming Audio from the pieces performed are available at the Naxos Music Library site