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Conductor and Professor

Summer, 2019 International Concerts

1) May 14 - June 1, 2019 - Posadas, Misiones ARGENTINA

           Grilliltos Sinfonicos - Concierto y Seminario in

                 Direccion

           Orquesta del Teatro de Conocimiento

2) June 4-5 - San Miguel, Ezeisa ARGENTINA

           Festival Orquesta and Seminario in Direction

3) June 6-10 - Orquesta de la Ciudad de Asuncion (OCMA)

           Asuncion PARAGUAY

4) June 18-21 - Festiva Internacional IGUAZU IN CONCIERTO

           Iguazu, Brazil/Paraguay

5) June 21 - Orquesta de la Policia Nacional

          Asuncion PARAGUAY

6) July 1-3 - Sao Paolo BRAZIL Alpha Seminario in Direccion

7) July 8-22 - Londrina BRAZIL International Festival in Music, Music Director Camerata Orquesta, Seminario in Direccion

8) July 23 - August 1 - Guadiagrele ITALIA Opera Festiva, conducting Monteverdi opera

UPCOMING CONCERTS

                           Illinois State UniversitySymphony

                                   2019– 2020 Concert Season

                           Dr. Glenn Block, Music Director and Conductor

                                      (as of September 1, 2019)              

                                  FIRST SEMESTER

1.Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 5:00 PM –  IMEA CLINIC: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CPA)

Samuel Barber – SecondEssay for Orchestra (12’)

Gounod – Ballet Music from “Faust” (18’)

Dvorak – Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 in G Major (38’)

Maestro James Liu, guest conductor (Wuhan,China)

                   

2) Sunday, November 3, 2019 – 3:00 PM – Choral/Orchestral Program (CPA)

                      Michael Tippett – A Child of Our Time (60’)

                                    Karyl Carlson, conducting

                                    Faculty Vocal Soloists

3. Wednesday, November 6 – Thursday, November 7 – ISU Symphony Chicago Tour

Yorkville, York High Schools, more schools TBA

Gounod – Ballet Music from “Faust” (18’)

Dvorak – Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 in G Major (38’)

 

4) Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 10:00 AM – MUSIC FOR ALL CONCERT - Special Needs Concert

Gounod – Ballet Music from “Faust” (18’)

Movie/Broadway Repertoire TBA

                                    

5) Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM -

Sunday. December 8, 2018 #3/3 - 3:00 PM    

                           (3 performances)

    29th Annual MUSIC FOR THE HOLIDAYS Concerts (CPA)

Anderson –Sleigh Ride (4’)

Shaw/Bennett – Many Moods of Christmas #4 (12’)

Handel – “Worthy is the Lamb” and final “Amen” from Messiah

 Richman – Hannukah Festival Overture (6’)

 Williams – Home Alone Suite (8’)

 Hollywood Christmas – Steven Allen Fox, guest conductor

                 

                                  SECOND SEMESTER              

 

1) “GUYS AND DOLLS” – staged musical: February 28, 2020 – March 6, 2020 – CPA Theater

Performances: Fri. February 28 #1/7, Sat. February 29 #2/7 (7:30 PM)

Sun. March 1 #3/7 (2:00 PM) – Matinee

Tues. March 3 #4/7, Wed. March 4 #5/7, Thurs. March 5 #6/7, Fri. March 6 #7/7 (7:30 PM)

                       

2)Sunday, March 29, 2020 – 7:00 PM - ISU Symphony, Maestro Maurizio Colasanti, guest conductor (Italy)

Rossini – Overture to “William Tell”(8’)

Mahler – Ruckert Lieder (20’) – Elizabeth Thompson, mezzo-soprano

Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” (45’)

 

3) Saturday, April 18, 2020 – 7:00 PM Lincoln Trustees Concert                             Braden Auditorium

Rossini – Overture to “William Tell”(8’)

Copland – A Lincoln Portrait(15’) 

       President Larry Dietz, narrator

4)Sunday, April 26, 2020 – 7:00 PM: Concerto-Aria Concert (CPA Concert Hall)

Concertos TBA

Respighi – Festae Romanae (22’)

            

NOTE: All dates, repertoire and artists are subject to change.

BIOGRAPHY

DR. GLENN BLOCK is in his 29th year as the Director of Orchestras and Opera and Professor of Conducting at Illinois State University (appointed 1990). Born in Brooklyn, Dr. Block was educated at the Eastman School of Music. He also received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego. From 1972 - 1974, he was Music Director of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and from 1968 - 1974; he served as Principal Double Bass of the San Diego Symphony and Opera Orchestras. Prior to coming to Illinois in the fall of 1990...

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