Grammy-nominated conductor ALASTAIR WILLIS, the Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Conductor and Music Advisor of the New Directions series at the Symphonia Boca Raton speaks about why he loves performing in Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert.
See the full video interview in Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend below.
'Such a treat! It's a concert full of joy, such a happiness, and that's exactly what we all need all these days. It really is a magical experience, a real spectacle for the ears, for the eyes too.'
Viennese music with Strauss Waltzes & Operetta Hits, Singers, Dancers & Full Orchestra in one New Year's concert performance.
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About Alastair Willis
Willis has been working together with Salute to Vienna New Year's concerts since 2018.
In past seasons, Willis has guest conducted orchestras around the world including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica de Rio de Janeiro, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, China National Orchestra (Beijing), and Silk Road Ensemble (with Yo-Yo Ma) among others. His recording of Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” with Nashville Symphony and Opera for Naxos was Grammy-nominated for Best Classical Album in 2009.