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WALLCAST® CONCERT: CONCERTO SHOWCASE
Cit Pre-Concert Chat at 7:00 PM
In a popular all-concerto program—a staple of the NWS program—select Fellows take the coveted spotlight as winners of this season’s concerto competition, an intense contest where Fellows compete head-to-head armed with their favorite solo work. Join us to celebrate the immeasurable talent and accomplishments of the young musicians who call the New World Symphony home.
WALLCAST® concerts are free. No tickets required. Document your WALLCAST® concert experience using #WALLCAST and #citimiami on social media!
WALLCAST® Concert Club, Presented by Citi: Click here to learn about the free WALLCAST® Concert Club. Join today!
Mobile Program: Text the word “WALLCAST” to 91011 and receive a link to the mobile program.
Citi Pre-Concert Chat: Join NWS Fellows for a free Pre-Concert Chat in SoundScape Park! These half-hour chats begin one hour prior to the performance.
Restrooms: There are restrooms available at all times located directly in the south-east corner of SoundScape Park. Restrooms inside the New World Center will be open to WALLCAST® Concert Club members after intermission ends until 10 minutes before the end of the performance.
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Now launching his tenth season as Music Director of Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS), Edwin Outwater also serves as Director of Summer Concerts at the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Eastern Sierra Symphony, a summer festival in Mammoth Lakes, California. An ardent champion of new music and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration, he is a visionary programmer with a gift for bringing context to the concert hall. Equally adept at interpreting canonical masterworks, premiering new commissions and connecting audiences with repertoire beyond the mainstream, the American conductor is, as San Francisco Classical Voice notes, “headed for a top-tier future.”
In the 2016-17 season, his final season as music director of the KWS, Mr. Outwater and the orchestra continue their groundbreaking Intersections concerts. This season he explores the deep relationship between music and science in a collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing and cellist Johannes Moser. Other KWS highlights include a gala farewell concert with Measha Brueggergosman and Stewart Goodyear and world premieres from Richard Reed Parry and Riho Esko Maimets. In his third season as Director of Summer Concerts at the SFS, an appointment that extends throughout the year, Mr. Outwater leads collaborations with vocalist Madeline Peyroux, pianist Makoto Ozone and others. As the only guest artist invited to curate a third consecutive season, Mr. Outwater returns to help lead the trailblazing series SoundBox in the SFS’s new nightclub-style performance space, and will curate and conduct the Music for Families series.
This season Mr. Outwater’s extensive guest-conducting schedule features returns to the New World and Chicago symphonies and three appearances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He also debuts with the Brussels Philharmonic, Grant Park Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival, and appears at the Kennedy Center in their new music series led by composer Mason Bates. In the United States Mr. Outwater has conducted the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, as well as the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Seattle. In Canada, he has led the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the symphonies of Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria. International appearances include the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Kyoto Symphony, BBCNOW, New Zealand Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Malmö Symphony, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Mr. Outwater was Resident Conductor of the SFS from 2001-06, where he worked closely with Michael Tilson Thomas, accompanied the orchestra on tour, conducted numerous concerts each season and collaborated with such artists as Kurt Masur, Yo-Yo Ma and Evelyn Glennie. He twice substituted for Mr. Tilson Thomas, and in 2006 premiered and recorded The Composer is Dead by Nathaniel Stookey and Lemony Snicket, which was subsequently released by HarperCollins and has become one of the most-performed works written in the 21st century. In 2008 his SFS recording of music by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate was released to wide acclaim.
Mr. Outwater’s work in music education and community outreach is justly celebrated. In Florida, Mr. Outwater designed the Florida Philharmonic Family Series and its Music for Youth program, heard annually by more than 40,000 fifth-grade students in South Florida. He appears frequently with training orchestras and at music festivals worldwide, including the New World Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, National Music Camp of Australia, National Youth Orchestra of New Zealand, Music Academy of the West, National Orchestral Institute, Festival-Institute at Round Top and New York’s Mannes Conservatory Orchestra. Mr. Outwater has served as Music Director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony and on the faculties of the University of Tulsa, Idyllwild Arts Academy and University of California, Santa Barbara.
A native of Santa Monica, California, Mr. Outwater graduated cum laude in English literature from Harvard University where he was music director of the Bach Society Orchestra and the a cappella group Harvard Din and Tonics and wrote the music for the 145th annual production of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. He received his master’s degree in conducting from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied with Heiichiro Ohyama and Paul Polivnick, besides studying music theory and composition with John Stewart, Joel Feigin and Leonard Stein.