Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR
Jason Altieri, guest conductor
UNR Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers (Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)
Danielle Pastin, soprano
Olga Perez Flora, alto
Albert Lee, tenor
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
Debussy: Petite Suite (arr. Henri Büsser)
Martucci: Notturno, Op. 70
Bruckner: Te Deum
Bruckner’s Te Deum, with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dr. Jason Altieri is the current Music Director of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and Associate Conductor for the Reno Philharmonic. Dr. Altieri is also a strong advocate for young musicians through his position as Director of Orchestras at the University of Nevada and with guest conducting engagements with youth orchestras all over the United States. In addition, Jason enjoys regular conducting engagements with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra, an ensemble which he has led on several tours throughout the United States, China, and Japan since 2006. His extensive touring has seen him conducting in most of the major performance venues in the United States and Asia including The People’s Hall in Beijing, China and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to his extensive touring and as a result of his tireless work with young musicians, Dr. Altieri was invited as a guest conductor for the Los Angeles Orchestra Festival held in Walt Disney Hall on June 24th, 2011. He also served as the orchestra director for the International Double Reed Society Conference in July of 2012. Read more
Dr. Paul Torkelson is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he directs the Symphonic Choir, the Nevada Chamber Singers, The Twelve, and teaches choral conducting. In the spring of 2015, his choirs joined the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of the Mahler “Resurrection” Symphony. The Chamber Singers performed the Mozart Requiem with the Reno Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2016, and will perform the Dvorak Stabat Mater in the spring of 2017. Dr. Torkelson is a frequent guest conductor at state ACDA conventions and has conducted several All-State Choirs throughout the United States. He will conduct the Nevada All-State Chorus in the spring of 2017. Dr. Torkelson earned his BME from Wartburg College and holds a MM from Kansas State University and a DMA in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to coming to the University of Nevada, Reno, he was director of Choral Studies at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa for twenty-five years. He retired from his position as Zahn Chair of Choral Music at Wartburg College in 2008, and was promoted to Zahn Professor Emeritus. For three years he was Principal Conductor in Residence for MidAmerica Productions in New York City.