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Conductor David Handel in All-Gershwin Concert with Russian Philharmonic

March 3, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net

New York, NY - American conductor David Handel will lead a Gala all-Gershwin concert with the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra, the "Russian Philharmonic", on Thursday, March 4 - 7:00 PM at the Moscow International House of Music, Kosmodamianskaya Embankment, 52/8.

Concert repertoire will be An American in Paris, the Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra with pianist Daniel Kramer, Suite from Porgy and Bess and the Rhapsody in Blue, again with Mr. Kramer. This concert, which follows Maestro Handel's recent concerts with the Koszalin, (Poland) Philharmonic, was arranged with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy to the Russian Federation.

For tickets and other information, call 7 (495) 730 1560 or 730 1561, E-mail admin@orchestra.ru or visit http://www.orchestra.ru.

David Handel has recently been named Music Director Designate of the La Serena (Chile) Symphony Orchestra. Since 1998, he has led the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia (http://www.sinfonicabolivia.org/) through a period of important and widely reported artistic and institutional growth and will continue as Music Director of the NSO Bolivia, as well as Artistic Director to the Guadalquivir International Festival in Tarija, Bolivia (http://www.sinfonicabolivia.org/festival_guadalquivir2010.php). He also served as Music Director of the UNCuyo Symphony Orchestra (Mendoza, Argentina) from 2005 - 2008,

Beyond his commitments as Music Director, David Handel leads an extremely busy schedule as guest conductor with orchestras around the globe. During the 2010 concert season, Maestro Handel has engagements in May leading the San Juan (Argentina) Symphony Orchestra and conducting in Mexico City, in June in Bogota, Colombia and on tour with the NSO Bolivia (he will also be touring with them later in the year in Arequipa, Peru and Northern Chile). In addition, he will lead the La Serena Symphony Orchestra in June, September and October. In March of this year, Maestro Handel will lead the third edition of the Guadalquivir International Festival in Tarija, Bolivia, bringing together some 100 of the finest orchestral musicians from throughout the continent and beyond.

David Handel has developed an extraordinary reputation as one of the most respected and innovative conductors in Latin America. His imaginative programming and distinctive community approach have brought record numbers of Bolivians to National Symphony concerts. Since the beginning of his tenure in Bolivia, audience attendance has grown twelve-fold, most of the new audience composed of young concert-goers.

Early in his career, David Handel served as apprentice conductor to Kurt Masur, then Music Director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Since then, he has led orchestras throughout the world, including programs for international radio and television broadcast. For more about him, visit http://www.blueorchid.de/uk/handel/index.php.

Press inquiries about Maestro Handel can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net.

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