(STUDENT PERFORMANCES NOV. 2, 4m, 8m)
About the artist:
Alex Amsel made his HGO debut this fall conducting select performances of La traviata. He has quickly established himself as a conductor equally at home on the orchestral and operatic podium, and as a music educator for students of all ages. He joined HGO as Resident Conductor for the 2022-23 season after three seasons with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where he was appointed Assistant Conductor by Robert Spano and led the orchestra in a variety of symphonic, chamber, and education/outreach concerts. Amsel is currently a Music Director Finalist for the Elgin Symphony in Illinois. He was selected for the prestigious Aspen Conducting Academy for the 2020 and 2021 summers, where he worked closely with Spano and Patrick Summers. He has led orchestras at Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival, and Philadelphia International Music Festival.