Jan. 30m and Feb. 6
Teddy Poll, making his HGO debut, joins HGO as Resident Conductor for the 2023-24 season. In previous seasons, Poll has appeared as a guest artist at the Juilliard School, as well as in performances and workshops with Opera Philadelphia, the Glimmerglass Festival, Bare Opera, and the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. He has served on the music staff as an Assistant Conductor at the Glimmerglass Festival and San Francisco Opera and was a Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Versatile as a composer, he has written concert, vocal, and film music that has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Presser Foundation, and has won an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Morton Gould Award. He is a member of the Broadcast Music, Inc. Lehman Engel Workshop and is currently composing an American comic opera based on Terrence McNally’s The Ritz, in collaboration with the McNally Estate and director Peter Kazaras. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees from Columbia University, and a Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music.
HGO DEBUT SEASON