PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 09, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is excited to announce the renewal of Maestro Dirk Brosse's contract as Music Director for another four-year term, through the 2017-2018 concert season. Maestro Brosse was selected for the position in 2009 and began his tenure with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at the start of the 2010-2011 concert season.
"I am elated to extend my time here with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia," Music Director Dirk Brosse commented. "I love Philadelphia and the wonderful opportunity to make music with such talented musicians. I love our devoted audience and I am so proud to be a part of this organization."
"The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has grown greatly under Dirk Brosse's tenure," remarked Peter H. Gistelinck, Executive Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. "It is a fruitful time for our organization and we are thrilled to have Maestro Brosse - someone who is so deeply passionate about music and truly cares for our audience - leading the Chamber Orchestra."
Aside from being the Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dirk Brosse is also the professor of conducting and composition at the University of the Arts/Royal Conservatory of Music in Ghent, Belgium. He has conducted major symphony orchestras around the world, including the Brussels Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of London, l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. As a composer, he has written more than 200 works, which have been performed all over the world and recorded in more than 40 countries.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is also proud to announce its new concert residency with Lincoln University, beginning in the upcoming 2013-2014 season. As part of its mission, Lincoln University remains committed to preserving its distinction as an intellectual and cultural resource for the region, and has begun to reach out to regional artists in an effort to bring diverse groups of performing arts organizations to campus.
"The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia seeks to share the beauty, artistry, and history of classical music with the Greater Philadelphia community," said Dr. Robert R. Jennings, President of Lincoln University. "Our collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra both sustains and strengthens Lincoln University's mission. We look forward to hosting this world-class ensemble on our campus."
Kenneth M. Jarin, Esq., Chairman of the Chamber Orchestra Board of Directors remarked, "The Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to continue its efforts in expanding beyond the walls of the Kimmel Center and outside the City of Philadelphia. It is our aim to enrich the musical life of our entire region and we are honored Lincoln University has opened its doors for us to do so."
Lincoln University, the oldest Historically Black University in the country, was founded in 1854. With an international focus, it provides a quality education and prepares its undergraduates and graduate students, on its main campus, University Plaza, and through distance learning, to be leaders of the highest caliber.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is a founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and performs from September through May in its home, the intimate Perelman Theater. For information, please contact The Chamber Orchestra at 215.545.5451 or visit www.chamberorchestra.org
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