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Mr. Theo Alcantara

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Artistic Director and Principal C...

Local Address: Spain
Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • diplomas , piano and composition
    Real Conservatorio de Musica
  • diploma , conducting
    Akademie Mozarteum
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Web References
Musician Bios | Symphony Silicon Valley
www.symphonysiliconvalley.org, 18 May 2006 [cached]
Theo Alcantara, conductor
Theo Alcantara has recently completed highly successful tenures as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra in Spain and as Principal Conductor of the Pittsburgh Opera. He enjoys a distinguished reputation as a guest conductor, having appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic, the New Orleans Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Oregon Symphony and the Seattle Symphony, among others. He has also conducted at the Aspen, Spoleto, Chautauqua and Meadowbrook festivals, and at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Chicago's Grant Park.
Maestro Alcantara has performed with many of the major opera companies throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. Other orchestras he has conducted include the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, the Salzburg Camerata Academica, the Barcelona Symphony, the Paris Radio and Television Orchestra, the Copenhagen Radio Orchestra, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Caracas, the National Orchestra of Mexico, and the Municipal Orchestra of Taipei in a tour of China.
Throughout his career, Maestro Alcantara has held positions with leading musical organizations in both Europe and North America. Born in Cuenca, Spain, Theo Alcantara began his musical training as a choirboy in a Spanish seminary at the age of seven. Later, he received diplomas in piano and composition from the Real Conservatorio de Musica in Madrid and, during that period, toured as a concert pianist and an accompanist throughout Spain, France and North Africa. He received his diploma in conducting from the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, where he also attended the renowned master classes of Herbert von Karajan. There he was awarded the Lilli Lehmann Medal for his outstanding achievements as a conductor. In l966 he won the Silver Medal at the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition in New York.
(PHOENIX) - Former music director ...
www.phoenixsymphony.org, 1 Nov 2004 [cached]
(PHOENIX) - Former music director Theo Alcantara leads The Phoenix Symphony in a special Thanksgiving weekend featuring the music of Tchaikovsky on November 26-28.
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Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony from 1978-88, Theo Alcantara has recently completed successful tenures as artistic director and principal conductor of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra in Spain and principal conductor of the Pittsburgh Opera.Throughout his career, he has held positions with leading musical organizations in both Europe and North America.As a guest conductor, he has appeared with symphony orchestras across North America, in Europe, Mexico, South America, and Asia.Mr. Alcantara and his wife Susan live in Scottsdale.
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About conductor Theo Alcantara: Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony from 1978-1988, Theo Alcantara has recently completed successful tenures as artistic director and principal conductor of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra in Spain and principal conductor of the Pittsburgh Opera.Throughout his career, he has held positions with leading musical organizations in both Europe and North America, including periods as conductor with the Frankfurt Opera, principal guest conductor of the National Orchestra of Spain, artistic director of the Caracas Opera, and artistic director of the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival.As a guest conductor, he has appeared with symphony orchestras across North America, in Europe, Mexico, South America, and Asia.Mr. Alcantara has performed with many of the major opera companies throughout Europe, as well as in North and South America.Born in Cuenca, Spain, Theo Alcantara began his musical training as a choirboy in a Spanish seminary at the age of 7.Later, he received diplomas in piano and composition from the Real Conservatorio de Musica in Madrid and toured as a concert pianist and accompanist throughout France, Spain, and North Africa.He received his diploma in conducting from the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, where he also attended the renowned master classes of Herbert von Karajan.In 1966, he won the Silver Medal at the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition in New York.Mr. Alcantara and his wife Susan live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Theo Alcantara, conductor
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Join us for the return of former music director Theo Alcantara and our Tchaikovsky Thanksgiving Festival.
Jonathan Hodel - Lyric Tenor
www.jonathanhodel.com, 8 Mar 2014 [cached]
Theo Alcantara
Colorado - Something for Every Occasion at the Colorado Symphony!
www.jewishboulder.org, 23 Feb 2005 [cached]
On Friday-Saturday, Nov. 19-20, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m., acclaimed conductor Theo Alcantara joins the CSO and pianist Angela Hewitt in a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto for Piano No. 15.
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Born in Spain, Alcantara recently completed successful tenures as artistic director and principal conductor of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra in Spain and as principal conductor of the Pittsburgh Opera.He has a distinguished career as a guest conductor, having appeared nationally and worldwide, and he has also performed with many of the major opera companies throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.His career has included conductor with the Frankfurt Opera, music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, music director (and subsequently conductor laureate) of the Phoenix Symphony, principal guest conductor of the national Orchestra of Spain, artistic director of the Caracas Opera, and artistic director of the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Something for Every Occasion at the Colorado Symphony!
www.jewishcolorado.org, 21 Mar 2004 [cached]
On Friday-Saturday, Nov. 19-20, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m., acclaimed conductor Theo Alcantara joins the CSO and pianist Angela Hewitt in a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto for Piano No. 15.
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Born in Spain, Alcantara recently completed successful tenures as artistic director and principal conductor of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra in Spain and as principal conductor of the Pittsburgh Opera.He has a distinguished career as a guest conductor, having appeared nationally and worldwide, and he has also performed with many of the major opera companies throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.His career has included conductor with the Frankfurt Opera, music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, music director (and subsequently conductor laureate) of the Phoenix Symphony, principal guest conductor of the national Orchestra of Spain, artistic director of the Caracas Opera, and artistic director of the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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