Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Rhapsody in Blue”

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Location Amphitheater

$45–55, Preferred seating available, gate pass or event ticket required

$45 General Admission
(Included with a valid Chautauqua Institution gate pass)
$55 Preferred 2
($10 for those who already have a gate pass for the day)

William Eddins, conductor and piano

Tchaikovsky/Arr. Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite
Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

William Eddins

William Eddins is the Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a frequent guest conductor of major orchestras throughout the world.

Recent highlights include opening the 2014 Boston Symphony Tanglewood season with soprano Reneé Fleming, conducting the RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale on Italian television and leading Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with Opera de Lyon. In a 2012 he led the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in a Carnegie Hall concert as part of the Spring for Music Festival.

Later this summer he will lead the Cleveland Orchestra in Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Engagements have included the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Houston, as well as the Los Angeles and Buffalo Philharmonics.

He was Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) from 2001 to 2006. In Europe he has conducted the Berlin Staatskapelle, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra. He has also conducted the Natal Philharmonic on tour of South Africa with soprano Renee Fleming, as well as the orchestras of Perth and Adelaide in Australia.

Mr. Eddins is an accomplished pianist and chamber musician. He regularly play-conducts from the piano in works by Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin and Ravel.