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Stephen Rogers Radcliffe continues to fulfill the promise recognized when he made his Lincoln Center conducting debut with Metropolitan Opera sopranos Jan DeGaetani, Susan Graham and Dawn Upshaw. Since then Mr. Radcliffe has conducted orchestras on four continents, produced compact disc recordings of operatic, orchestral, and chamber music works, and has fostered the development of audiences through innovative educational and artistic programs. An Assistant Conductor of the Boston Lyric Opera, Radcliffe was Founder and Music Director of the New York Chamber Ensemble - performing for over a decade at Lincoln Center, Artistic Director of the Cape May Music Festival, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Hungarian Virtuosi, which he led in international touring, television and radio broadcast performances and recording projects. Stephen Rogers Radcliffe served as the Director of Orchestral and Operatic Activities at the University of Massachusetts and Music Director of the Five College Opera Project. Mr. Radcliffe holds a degree in Music Education from the New England Conservatory and has led youth orchestra programs throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
He holds a Masters Degree in conducting from the University of Michigan and has studied conducting at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Centers as well as at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena where his principal teachers include Gustav Meier, Leonard Bernstein and Franco Ferrara. From 2004-2007 Mr. Radcliffe was the Harry and Mildred Bemis Endowed Fellow at Brandeis University where he received both a Masters Degree and a PhD in Musicology.
Daniel Petersen brings a comprehensive and extensive arts management background to SYSO. Former manager of Orchestra Seattle/ Seattle Chamber Singers, Mr. Petersen was also Executive Director of the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, and manager of the Distinguished Artists Series at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as co-founder of the Choral Alliance of Philadelphia. Besides his classical music background Mr. Petersen has been manager of a Shakespearean theater company and booking and tour contractor for a rock, folk and jazz club outside Chicago. Currently he serves on the Youth Orchestra Division Board of the American Symphony Orchestra League. He can be heard twice a week on the radio as producer and guest host of "The Historic Recordings Hour" and "The Grand Tradition; Singers of the Golden Age" on Classic KING FM, 98.1.
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