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San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Scott Sandmeier will be conducting the ...
Scott Sandmeier will be conducting the orchestra for the performances - during the piano rehearsal, Curt Pajer, whose new title will soon be Musical and Managing Director of Opera for SFCM, said the opera was chosen in part because of its popularity, and its good fit for young voices.
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Curt Pajer is interim director and music director of the Opera Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he joined the faculty in 2010.
In 2012 he also joined the music staff of the San Francisco Opera.
Until 2011 he was head of the music staff at both Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland.
Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 Pajer was based in New York City, where he maintained an active coaching studio and worked as an assistant conductor at New York City Opera.
He has also served on the music staffs of prestigious opera companies, orchestras and festivals, including Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Colorado, Prague National Theater, the Nissei Theater (Tokyo), New York Philharmonic, Bard SummerScape, Astoria Music Festival (Oregon), Palm Beach Opera, Toledo Opera and Baltimore Opera.
Curt Pajer, who heads the ...
Curt Pajer, who heads the opera program at SFCM had been trying to bring director Kevin Newbury to the school to collaborate on a project, and Postcard happened to be scheduled in Portland at just the right time to allow it to happen.
Kevin Newbury called the timing serendipitous, because it happens to be a great piece for young singers, with seven characters (there are two casts for the Conservatory performances) and a pit orchestra of eight players that Pajer
says it's a true ensemble piece for the pit musicians too (solo strings, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano and percussion) too: "The music is fascinating, because it's a mixture of so many different styles.
JPRI - 2013 Events
* Curt Pajer (piano), Opera Program Music Director, SF Conservatory of Music
Resume | Joshua Kohl - Tenor
Coaches: Mikhail Hallak, Sylvia Plyler, Stephen Steiner, Curt Pajer, Steven Blier