Sean Panikkar & Saili Oak Headline New West Symphony’s ‘A Tour of India’ Concert

New West Symphony and conductor Michael Christie continues its 2020-21 reimagined season of “Global Sounds, Local Cultures” on Nov. 15 with “A Tour of India.” The digital Sunday concert will be the culmination of a weekend of activities highlighting the profound impact that Indian culture and lifestyle on the greater Los Angeles Region. The concert will showcase LA-based composer Reena {…}

Maestro Michael Christie Joins Forces With Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Maestro Michael Christie will work as guest conductor with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Christie will lead a performance that features music from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” “Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Argento’s “The Aspern Papers,” Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment,” and Berlioz’s “The Corsair. Among the singers that will perform are Mathilda Edge, soprano; Emily Pogorelc, soprano; Kayleigh {…}

Michael Christie To Conclude Tenure At The Minnesota Opera

Music Director Michael Christie concludes his tenure at the Minnesota Opera with Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The performances, which are scheduled from March 17 through March 31, 2018, will be his final production with the company as Music Director.  Throughout his tenure, Christie led 26 productions over eight seasons, six as Music Director at the Minnesota Opera including “La Traviata,” “Nabucco,” “Macbeth,” “La Boheme,” “La {…}

Creating Tradition – ‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ Conductor Michael Christie on the Responsibilities of Leading World Premieres

When “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” makes it world premiere on July 22, 2017, at the Santa Fe Opera, there will be two musicians in the pit of varying operatic experience. On one hand will be composer Mason Bates, known for a wide-range of symphonic works. He will be showcasing his electronic orchestral colors in his very first opera. On {…}