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In the Press: WSO conductor Julian Pellicano at News Café

pellicano_julian_hWinnipeg Free Press

Julian Pellicano, resident conductor at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, appeared at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café for a feature chat with Canstar’s John Kendle.

As resident conductor at the WSO, Pellicano, 33, is responsible for conducting the orchestra’s Pops, Soundbytes and Concerts for Kids series, among others. From Dec. 13 to 15, he will lead the WSO at Centennial Concert Hall in a pair of Pops concerts starring Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster, who returns to the WSO stage with a new orchestral show. MORE

Published December 13, 2013
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Yale in New York presents Paul Hindemith: Master and Prankster

The critically-acclaimed Yale in New York series presents PAUL HINDEMITH: MASTER AND PRANKSTER on April 25 in New Haven and April 28 in New York. The program marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the prolific composer and former Yale professor.

The preview performance takes place Thursday, April 25 at 8 pm at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall.  The Yale in New York event takes place Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 pm in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

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Published April 10, 2013
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Julian Pellicano ’09MM named resident conductor of Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Julian Pellicano ’07MM, ’09MM has been appointed the resident conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Manitoba, Canada. He will lead the orchestra in Pops, Soundbytes, Concerts for Kids, Specials, and educational concerts. The appointment begins in September 2013.

In addition to his duties with the WSO, Pellicano will join the conducting faculty of the University of Manitoba and serve as the music director of the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra.

Pellicano studied music at the Peabody Conservatory, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and the Yale School of Music. At Yale, he earned Master of Music degrees in percussion and orchestral conducting. MORE

Published April 9, 2013
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New CD from faculty composer Ingram Marshall

september_canons_cdIngram Marshall, visiting lecturer in composition at the School of Music, has released a new CD.

Titled “Ingram Marshall: September Canons,” the album features the Yale Philharmonia and conductor Julian Pellicano ’07MM, among other performers. Tracks include “Peaceable Kingdom,” which was performed and recorded in Sprague Hall by the Yale Philharmonia under the baton of Pellicano. The program notes are by Libby Van Cleve, assistant director of the Yale Oral History of American Music project.

The pieces on the album span almost three decades and represent the principal threads that have run through Marshall’s work, including the use of electronics, the influence of Indonesian music and a thorough knowledge of the Western music tradition, especially Sibelius and Bach. In the words of Molly Sheridan, “each included work showcases facets of what has earned Marshall a reputation for creating impressionistic music that, whether capitalizing on modern technology or taking off from more traditional musical forms, is sonically unique in a way that nudges open rather than aggressively pokes at the ear. The pieces are also each remarkably expansive in their development, a welcoming gradual progression in that ‘take your time and start from the beginning’ sort of way.” Read the rest of Sheridan’s article at NewMusicBox.

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Published February 23, 2010
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Julian Pellicano ’09MM appointed to faculty at Longy

pellicano_web1Julian Pellicano ’07MM, ’09MM, currently a conducting fellow at the Yale School of Music, has been appointed the artistic director of large ensembles in the Conservatory and principal conductor of the Longy Chamber Orchestra and Longy Chamber Winds, beginning in September. Currently, Mr. Pellicano serves as the assistant conductor of the New Britain (Conn.) Symphony and has toured with New Paths, New Music, a New York-based organization promoting cultural exchange through new music. Since 2008 he has been the conductor of the Norfolk New Music Ensemble, at the Norfolk (Conn.) Chamber Music Festival.  In addition to overseeing the direction of Longy’s large ensemble program, Mr. Pellicano will teach conducting, privately and in classroom instruction, and will also serve on the Conservatory Faculty Advisory Council. MORE

Published April 28, 2009
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Season Finale: Yale Philharmonia plays Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Ravel

yale_philIn its final concert of the season, the Yale Philharmonia will perform three colorful and popular works from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on Friday, May 1 at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall.

Conducting fellow Julian Pellicano will lead the orchestra in Richard Strauss’s rollicking Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, a tone poem from 1907. Then the orchestra’s music director, Shinik Hahm, will take the podium for the rest of the evening. Under his direction, Latvian pianist Reinis Zarins, a winner of the 2008 Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, will perform the solo in Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

The evening culminates in Rachmaninoff’s monumental Symphony No. 2 in E minor.

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Published April 21, 2009
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