Marlon Daniel Appointed Artistic Director & Conductor at Universität Münster

(Photo credit: Jiyang Chen) The Universität Münster Musikhochschule Orchestra has announced Marlon Daniel as its Artistic Director and Conductor. Daniel has held positions as Associate Conductor of the Praga Sinfonietta, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra, and the inaugural Music Director for the Colour of Music Festival. He has guest lecturered with Tafelmusik, OperaAmerica, Lunigiana International Music Festival, {…}

Léïla Brédent to Headline 2023 Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges in Guadeloupe

Photo credit: Jiyang Chen The Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges has announced Guadeloupéenne coloratura soprano Léïla Brédent will headline its 2023 festival. Brédent will perform works by Mozart, “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!” and “No, no, che non sei capace” at the season finale concert on Nov 24. She will be accompanied by the Saint-Georges Festival Orchestra, under the direction of {…}

Q&A: James Conlon, Marlon Daniel, & Maria Todaro on Their Shared Devotion to the Life and Works of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Photo: Bob-Estremera, Bonnie Perkinson, & Tania Baricklo The name and reputation of the revolutionary Classical composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges were once nearly forgotten. Through the work of Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon, Marlon Daniel founder of the Saint-Georges International Music Festival, and stage director Maria Todaro, Bologne is returning to the spotlight. Below these individuals discuss {…}

Marlon Daniel Featured on Latest Episode of Sony Music’s ‘They Did That’ Podcast

Sony Music has released the newest episode of “They Did That,” featuring conductor and scholar Marlon Daniel. The episode comes following the new Disney/Searchlight movie “Chevalier,” based on the life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a Black composer who would influence a number of pivotal figures such as Mozart, Haydn, Gossec, and others within France’s Age of Enlightenment. The {…}

Marlon Daniel & Anyelin Díaz Oviedo to Headline Orquest Sinfónica EAFIT’s ‘Hemisferios Musicales’

The Orquest Sinfónica EAFIT will present “Hemisferios musicales” on Nov. 29, 2022 at the Auditorio Fundadores, Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia. The showcase will feature the debut of conductor Marlon Daniel and Cuban soprano Anyelin Díaz Oviedo. The concert will include Willian Grant Still’s Symphony No. 5, Canteloube’s “Chants d’Auvergne,” Florence Price’s symphonic poem “The Oak,” and Poulenc’s “Sinfonietta.” Daniel {…}

Q & A : Conductor Marlon Daniel on Developing Young Talent in Cuba through his New Discovery Opera Project

In most countries around the world, once you leave the conservatory setting, you have a number of options through which you can build your career. Whether it be working with independent companies, engaging with young artist programs, or even doing residencies, there are options, albeit competitive ones, available to the burgeoning opera artist. In some countries, there are even the {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Marlon Daniel Headline ‘Black Voices – Classical Music’ Webinar at Fordham University

The Fordham University Department of Art History is set to present an online webinar entitled “Black Voices – Classical Music: Part 1 – Performers.” The event is set to take place on Feb. 26, 2021, from 5:30 – 6:40 p.m. EST. It will feature conversations with mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges as well as clarinetist Anthony McGill and oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz. The {…}

Q & A: Marlon Daniel on the Chevalier de Saint-Georges & Systematic Racism in Classical Music

Few artists have dedicated themselves to championing the works of composers of African and African American descent the way that conductor Marlon Daniel has. A Chicago native, Daniel has performed new works by such composers as Fred Onovwerosuoke, Dominique Le Gendre, and Adolphus Hailstork, among others. He also founded the Festival International de Music Saint-Georges in Guadaloupe and was the {…}