The University of Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday, February 28, 2020
Crowder Hall, 7:30 p.m.
$5 general admission
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Sean Bresemann & Lorena Suárez, conductors
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
Canzon Septimi Toni, No. 2
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Suite No. 2 For Small Orchestra
Franz Schubert (1797- 1828)
Symphony No. 3 in D Major
The University of Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the large ensembles vital to the educational and artistic mission of the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. In its ranks are music majors and minors, as well as many students and other members of the UA community. The Philharmonic performs a cross-section of the orchestral repertoire in a number of concerts each year.
About the Conductors:
Sean Peter Bresemann is a second-year doctoral orchestral conducting student at the University of Arizona where he studies with Dr. Thomas Cockrell. Sean was recently invited to conduct the Vidin Sinfonietta as part of an advanced conducting workshop in Vidin, Bulgaria. He has also been a conducting fellow at the Eastern Music Festival in 2015 and 2016, where he conducted in concerts and worked in master classes led by Maestros Gerard Schwarz, Grant Cooper, José-Luis Novo and Eric Garcia. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory and a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of North Texas where he studied with David Itkin.
Lorena Suárez is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music majoring in orchestral conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Thomas Cockrell. She holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) where she studied under the guidance of Maestro Rudy Perrault. She earned a bachelor’s degree in orchestral conducting from Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini di Firenze in Italy, where she also studied choral conducting and vocal composition. Previously, she earned a bachelor’s degree in contemporary music/jazz piano performance from Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Lorena was assistant conductor of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra under the mentorship of Dirk Meyer. While at UMD, she also worked at the Music Department and the Fine Arts Academy as piano and guitar teaching specialist. While in Italy, Lorena was conductor of the Piccola Orchestra delle Favole in Florence. She was assistant conductor to Johanna Knauf at Coro ed Orchestra Desiderio da Settignano and to Francesco Rizzi at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini. As a pianist and guitarist, Lorena has played with big band and chamber groups, as well as a soloist in her native Ecuador.