Sunday, March 3, 2024
3:00 PM EST

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Debussy, Nielsen, and Concerto Competition Winner

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About the Artists

Francisco Noya
  • Francisco Noya Conductor

    Francisco Noya is a prominent figure in the Boston and New England music scene, where he has earned a reputation as a versatile interpreter of symphonic and operatic literature. He served as music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston and Symphony by the Sea in Manchester. Mr. Noya currently serves as resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, where he represents the Philharmonic artistically and educationally throughout the Rhode Island community. He is also the music director of the New Philharmonia Orchestra in Newton, MA.

    Noya is also a respected member of the conducting faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In the fall of 2008, he began his tenure as music director of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, where he is actively engaged in the exploration of cutting-edge orchestral repertoire.

    Noya began his professional career in his native Venezuela, as conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Valencia, one of the original ensembles of “El Sistema.” After earning advanced degrees in composition and conducting from Boston University, Noya was appointed to serve as assistant conductor of the Caracas Philharmonic and assistant to the music director of the Teatro Teresa Carreño, one of the most prestigious theaters in Latin America. Noya continued his conducting career in the United States by serving as music director of the Empire State Youth Orchestra in Albany, New York for ten seasons. During his tenure, he led the group on two European tours as well as in concerts at both Carnegie Hall in New York City and in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

    In the U.S., Noya has appeared as guest conductor of the Boston Pops, Baltimore, Nashville, San Antonio, and Omaha Symphony Orchestras, and the Cape Cod Symphony, among others. In addition, he has performed internationally with orchestras in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Russia. In Venezuela, Noya has collaborated with “El Sistema,” teaching Master Classes and conducting orchestral performances throughout the country. For the past three seasons, Noya has been a guest conductor with the Orquesta Académica of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Ken Yanagisawa
  • Ken Yanagisawa Assistant Conductor

    Japanese-American conductor Ken Yanagisawa is the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting at Boston University under the guidance of James Burton. He will be making his Japanese debut as a guest conductor for a production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Kansai Nikikai and the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Japan in February 2023, and most recently served as assistant conductor for the BU Opera Institute productions of Ned Rorem’s Our Town and Mozart’s Così fan tutte as well as for the BU Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Chorus performance of Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem at Boston Symphony Hall.

    Previously, Ken completed a research residency at the Kyoto City University of Arts and received a Master of Music and Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Conducting from the Manhattan School of Music. While a student at MSM, he was selected to participate in the Manhattan School of Music / Leonard Slatkin Conductors Project and was subsequently invited to work with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as a Conducting Fellow in March 2020. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Yale University where he received the Joseph Lentilhon Selden Memorial Award and the Stanton Wheeler Award, and prior to Yale he attended the New England Conservatory as an Undergraduate Diploma candidate for Oboe Performance under the tutelage of John Ferrillo.

Fernando Gaggini
  • Fernando Gaggini
    Fernando Gaggini Assistant Conductor

    Fernando Gaggini recently attended the 2023 Conducting Academy at Domaine Forget de Charlevoix in Québec, Canada, working with Mtros. Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Kensho Watanabe in daily lessons and masterclasses with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

    He is currently pursuing his Orchestral Conducting DMA at Boston University under the guidance of James Burton. During his time at BU, he has conducted Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo, Beethoven’s König Stephan, Schubert’s Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’ and Schumann’s Genoveva overture in concert and served as assistant conductor for Mahler’s Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’ and Brahms’s Ein Deutches Requiem concerts at Symphony Hall. Fernando has also assisted William Lumpkin at the BU Opera Institute mainstage productions of Händel’s Alcina and Jake Heggie’s If I Were You. In October 2022 he conducted the Fringe Festival production of Daniel Catán’s opera La Hija de Rappacini. Continuing with this now 3-year long collaboration, he will assist and conduct the mainstage production of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito next April.

    In 2019 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Marcus Bosch and Georg Fritzsch. During his time in Germany, he studied piano coaching with Wolf Storz and conducted the Münchener Kammerorchester, Münchner Symphoniker, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker.

    Fernando holds a MM degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with Mark Gibson and Aik-Khai Pung as his mentors. He participated in masterclasses with Ken Lam and Neil Varon. Highlights of performances at CCM include Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Minkus’s ballet La Bayadere, Debussy’s Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra and Brahms’s Serenade No. 2. As part of Opera Bootcamp summer program in 2018 he conducted Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

    Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gaggini graduated from his Bachelor in Orchestral Conducting at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in 2015, where he studied with Carlos Vieu.

FAQ About the Live Stream

Is the performance really live?
Yes! There may be pre-recorded messages and videos prior to 3:00 p.m. EST. At that time, we go live.

Will there be a live chat during the performance?
We will have a live chat during the performance.  You will also have the ability to donate via the live chat by clicking on the $ icon.

Great! What is a live chat?
Viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions and post comments about the concert in real time. In order to do so, you will need a YouTube account. If you don’t have one, you may set one up prior to the concert using a Gmail address. We will have a moderator from the orchestra answering questions and fielding comments.

How much are tickets?
The concert is free online. If you would like to make a donation to help cover our
costs of recording and livestreaming, click the “Donate” button. Thank you for your support!

What happens if there are technical difficulties?
Earthquakes during the World Series? A blackout during the Super Bowl? Yeah, it could happen to us too. If we experience technical problems, the concert will be available on our YouTube channel at a later date.

Can I applaud after each piece?
Yes! Unfortunately our musicians won’t be able to see or hear you, but express
your enjoyment by post your comments on the Live Chat and on our Facebook and our YouTube page later.

Oh no! I missed the concert or I won’t be able to make it.  Is there going to be a recording of the concert?

Yes. Just as any uploaded YouTube video.  It will be made available on this page and on our YouTube Channel after the concert is over.

I missed the start of the concert.  Can I watch from the beginning?

Yes. You will have the ability during the Live Stream to rewind from the beginning.  However, if you want to send a live chat response it may not be in real time.

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