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Jul 9 - Aug 6, 2016
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Jul 7 - Aug 6, 2016
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Jul 8 - Aug 5, 2016
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Jul 6 - Aug 5, 2016
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Jun 24 - Aug 4, 2016
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Jul 9, 2016
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Jul 13 & 27, 2016
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Jul 22 & 30, 2016
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Jul 23, 2016
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TRIBUTE COLE PORTER
Jul 27, 2016
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BACH MASS IN B MINOR
Aug 2, 2016
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BARBARA DAY TURNER

CONDUCTOR, PORGY & BESS
CO-CONDUCTOR, TRIBUTE TO COLE PORTER

Maestra Barbara Day Turner is the founder and music director of the San José Chamber Orchestra. An ardent advocate for new music, she has premiered more than 120 new works just with San José Chamber Orchestra. Maestra Day Turner is also Music Administrator and Conductor of the Utah Festival Opera where she has been resident conductor for the past 14 seasons. Her résumé includes most of the standard repertoire of operas ranging from the early works of the baroque to Verdi and Puccini, and several world premieres, as well as dozens of musical theater pieces. Abroad, Maestra Day Turner has conducted opera in Berlin and conducted the Thuringian Symphony Orchestra in Germany as well as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes, Mexico. Elsewhere and in the recent past, she has conducted Aïda and The Crucible for Rimrock Opera in Montana, and the Symphony Silicon Valley's setting of The Music Man. Maestra Turner's discography includes five recordings with SJCO, the PBS award-winning DVD of George Roumanis' opera Phaedra, the Naxos release of Alva Henderson's opera Nosferatu, and an upcoming Naxos recording of varied works by Howard Hersh. In her many years with Opera San José she premiered Henry Mollicone's Hotel Eden, Alva Henderson's West of Washington Square, Craig Bohmler and Daniel Helfgot's The Tale of the Nutcracker and George Roumanis' Phaedra besides conducting a vast repertoire of works by Handel, Cavalli, Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, Bizet, Verdi, Britten, Stravinsky, Barber and many others. She has conducted Portland Opera's Nixon in China, El Paso's Elixir of love and concerts with the Redwood, South Valley and Billings symphonies and the North Fayetteville orchestra. She is a frequent adjudicator for the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions and annual judge for the Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

 
 
PAST UFOMT SEASONS |

 
2015 Conductor, La Bohème
Conductor, Bon Appétit!
Conductor, Rose in Flames
2014 Conductor, Vanessa
Conductor, The Student Prince
2013 Conductor, Otello
Conductor, Joseph...Dreamcoat
2012 Conductor, Kiss Me, Kate
Conductor, Faust
2011 Conductor, South Pacific
Conductor, Don Giovanni
2010 Conductor, The Sound of Music
Conductor, The Barber of Seville
2009 Conductor, Camelot
Conductor, Carmen
2008 Conductor, Gypsy
Conductor, Manon Lescaut
2007 Conductor, Show Boat
Conductor, Porgy & Bess
2006 Conductor, The Music Man
Conductor, The Marriage of Figaro
2005 Conductor, Annie Get Your Gun
Conductor, Turandot
2004 Conductor, The Secret Garden
2003 Conductor, The Wizard of Oz
Conductor, Madama Butterfly
2002 Conductor, Die Fledermaus
 
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