Symphony No. 6 in A minor
Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra
About the Performers
Glen Cortese is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is currently Director of Orchestral Studies and Principal Conductor. He is also Music Director of the New York Chamber Sinfonia.
Mr. Cortese has appeared as guest conductor with the symphonies of Austin, New Jersey, North Carolina, Bangor, Meridian, Queens, New Amsterdam, the National Orchestral Association, the International Chamber Orchestra, the Belarus State Philharmonic, Noordhollands Philharmonische, and the Altenberg Landeskapelle Orchester.
A strong advocate of new music, he has conducted works in collaboration with Milton Babbitt, Elliot Carter, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Richard Danielpour, Peter Maxwell Davies, Lukas Foss, Hans Werner Henze, and Ralph Shapey. Mr. Cortese is also an acomplished composer and winner of numerous awards, including the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Joseph E. Bearns prize, and a CAPS Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
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