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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
New World Center
It’s 100% cheer as the NWS Fellows, led by Dean Whiteside, perform the season’s favorites while decked out in their finest and funniest holiday costumes. Enjoy selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Sam Hyken’s boisterous Chanukah 5776 and more!
Gather and share music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages.
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MYKOLA LEONTOVYCH Carol of the Bells (1914)
Arranged by Richard Hayman
SAM HYKEN Chanukah 5776 (2015; NWS commission)
LEROY ANDERSON Sleigh Ride (1948)
A Christmas Festival (1950)
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (1892)
(1840-1893) Miniature Overture
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Trepak (Russian Dance)
Coffee (Arabian Dance)
Tea (Chinese Dance)
Waltz of the Flowers
Pas de deux: Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy
GEORGES BIZET Farandole from Suite No. 2 from L’Arlésienne (1872)
Arranged by Fritz Hoffmann
Dean Whiteside was born in New York City and trained in Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts. He is in his third season as the New World Symphony’s Conducting Fellow, where he leads a variety of performances and serves as assistant to Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Whiteside is founder and director of the Nashville Sinfonietta, hailed by The Tennessean as “a virtuoso band.” He opened the Blair School of Music’s 2013-14 season directing a multimedia realization of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross called “innovative” by The Tennessean and “deeply meditative and satisfyingly original” by ArtsNash.
Mr. Whiteside’s European debut came in 2011 after winning the Jorma Panula Blue Danube Masterclass and Competition. He has conducted orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Orlando Philharmonic, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Sibiu Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Tokyo Philharmonic, Wiener Kammerorchester and Zagreb Philharmonic, as well as the Vanderbilt Orchestra on a five-city tour of China. He has served as Cover Conductor to the Dallas Symphony and San Francisco Symphony.
Mr. Whiteside is the winner of the American Prize in Conducting and received second prize and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Award at the Sixth International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić. Other awards include the 2017 Mahler Conducting Fellowship, Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting Scholarship, Croatian Composers' Society Award, David Effron Conducting Fellowship, Bayreuth Festival Scholarship and David Rabin Performance Prize. He has received fellowships from the Aspen Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and Castleton Festival.
Mr. Whiteside has worked closely with such conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Lorin Maazel, Jun Märkl, Kurt Masur, Jorma Panula, Leonard Slatkin and Robert Spano. He began his conducting studies with Robin Fountain at Vanderbilt University.