This concert makes a profound statement on what it means to be an American. The first half of the concert features Dvorak’s famed Symphony No. 9 “From The New World.” Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island” includes actors from Road Less Traveled Productions and text and images from the Ellis Island Project. Premiered in 2002, it’s been performed more than 160 times, including at the Chautauqua Institution, and has been seen by an estimated 200,000 people. Lawrence Loh, director of Syracuse Symphoria, leads this concert.
Lawrence Loh, conductor
DVO?ÁK Symphony No. 9, “From The New World”
PETER BOYER Ellis Island
About Lawrence Loh
Lawrence Loh is the newly appointed inaugural Music Director of Symphoria, founded by former members of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He also holds the position of Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Additionally, Loh was recently named Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Opera. In 2015, he concluded a decade-long association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, promoted from Assistant to Associate and later, Resident Conductor. While in Pittsburgh, Lawrence Loh was also the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Since his appointment as Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has made its mark as an ensemble of superb musicianship, performing electrifying concerts year-round. Off the podium, Loh is active in the region as an arts leader and music advocate. He created a successful Apprentice Conductor Program in 2012, designed to help identify and train the next generation of young conductors.