Advertisement
HomeCollectionsLeslie Dunner
IN THE NEWS

Leslie Dunner

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 23, 1999
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is a place for art history, ballet, basketry, Beethoven, calligraphy, ceramics, drawing, dulcimers, fiber arts, jazz, paper-making, painting, photography, pottery, print-making, sculpture, stained glass, tap and yoga. But as the venerable structure at Chase, Greenfield and Constitution streets in Annapolis celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend, it is a house full of memories, too. I am flooded with recollections of wonderful performances I have seen there.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 2004
The intrigue will continue apace at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on March 26 and 27 when the Annapolis Symphony reconvenes its search for a conductor to replace Leslie B. Dunner. This time around, the visiting maestro will be Emil de Cou, the associate conductor of Leonard Slatkin's National Symphony Orchestra, who will conduct a varied program of Samuel Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra, Robert Schumann Piano Concerto and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony. A Los Angeles native, de Cou began his professional career on the other side of the baton, as principal French horn of Germany's Baden State Theatre and of Austria's Mozart Opera of Salzburg.
Advertisement
NEWS
April 7, 1998
THE SELECTION of Leslie Dunner as the music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has been cheered by many of its players. And for good reason.Mr. Dunner is a multitalented maestro who has much to offer Maryland's musical community. He is not only a first-rate conductor but a globe-trotting clarinetist and composer as well. The region's music lovers saw Mr. Dunner in an impressive performance last February as one of four finalists (from among 278 applicants) for the ASO job. He won the musicians' admiration with his level-headed flexibility after the concert's scheduled soprano fell ill and had to be replaced on short notice.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | February 10, 2002
Leslie B. Dunner is happy to talk about his four-year tenure as music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, his approach to programming and educational outreach, his guest-conducting around the world. But there's something else he needs to get off his chest first, something very much related to that global travel. "I want to be on a secure airplane, like everyone else," Dunner says. "But I have been singled out every flight on every airline, pulled aside not only at the security gate, but before getting onto the plane.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 1998
Leslie Dunner is a little puzzled about reactions he's been getting to the news of his appointment to the helm of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra."The responses," he reports, "are either, 'Oh, I didn't even know Annapolis had an orchestra,' or, 'You got the ASO? Wow!'"It's interesting how the orchestra is perceived," says Dunner, who is in town this week for his first round of administrative duties since his appointment in April. "There's been such a big contrast in the reactions. Not one person has simply said, 'Oh, that's nice,' when I told them.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 5, 1998
It is fitting that Leslie Dunner is the third of four candidates for the directorship of the Annapolis Symphony to be plying his trade on the Maryland Hall podium this season because as a conductor, composer and clarinetist, he is truly a triple-strength musical talent.A baby boomer who is reluctant to reveal his age, Dunner has been resident conductor of the first-class Detroit Symphony for 10 years and has been music director of the Symphony of Nova Scotia in Canada for two seasons.Dunner has conducted symphonic, ballet and opera performances in North America and around the world, including England, Russia, Italy, Denmark and South America.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 2000
Earlier in his career, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor Leslie Dunner spent time as principal conductor of New York City's renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem. His biography also includes a stint with the State Ballet of Missouri and engagements on the international ballet circuit. I thought of all this Saturday as I listened to Dunner put the ASO through its paces in Maurice Ravel's brilliant ballet score, "Daphnis and Chloe." This is music on the move, as the composer depicts the dancing nymphs, scintillating lights, rippling waters and rising suns of his story line.
FEATURES
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 2000
The musical careers of Gisele Ben-Dor and Leslie Dunner continue to dovetail in interesting ways. It was the charismatic Dunner who was hired to replace Ben-Dor after she ended her six-year tenure as conductor of the Annapolis Symphony in 1997 and went on to assume the directorship of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Both Ben-Dor and Dunner have been named "Cover Conductors" by the New York Philharmonic, which means they have been deemed talented enough to lead that venerable ensemble at a moment's notice should a previously scheduled maestro be unable to appear.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 1999
The Annapolis Symphony's 1998-99 season comes to a close this weekend with a pair of concerts conducted by Leslie B. Dunner, completing his first year at the helm.The program will be brought to us by the letter "B": the G minor Violin Concerto of Max Bruch and the "Egmont" Overture and Symphony No. 7 of Ludwig van Beethoven.Young Canadian violinist Lara St. John will be the soloist in the Bruch.A grand winner of the Canadian Music Competition at the age of 9, St. John went on to win prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, the Philadelphia Orchestra Competition and the Concours Nerini in Paris.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | February 10, 2002
Leslie B. Dunner is happy to talk about his four-year tenure as music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, his approach to programming and educational outreach, his guest-conducting around the world. But there's something else he needs to get off his chest first, something very much related to that global travel. "I want to be on a secure airplane, like everyone else," Dunner says. "But I have been singled out every flight on every airline, pulled aside not only at the security gate, but before getting onto the plane.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | February 26, 2001
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has not gone in for any laurel-resting during its 40th anniversary season. Musical challenges have been the rule, with ambitious programs that stretch limitations and an imaginative composer-in-residence venture that will culminate in April with the world premiere of work by Stephen Paulus. Over the weekend, there was a double challenge - the orchestra not only tackled Mahler's rather daunting Symphony No. 1, but had to do so without benefit of a final rehearsal, scrubbed due to snow.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 2000
Earlier in his career, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor Leslie Dunner spent time as principal conductor of New York City's renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem. His biography also includes a stint with the State Ballet of Missouri and engagements on the international ballet circuit. I thought of all this Saturday as I listened to Dunner put the ASO through its paces in Maurice Ravel's brilliant ballet score, "Daphnis and Chloe." This is music on the move, as the composer depicts the dancing nymphs, scintillating lights, rippling waters and rising suns of his story line.
FEATURES
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 2000
The musical careers of Gisele Ben-Dor and Leslie Dunner continue to dovetail in interesting ways. It was the charismatic Dunner who was hired to replace Ben-Dor after she ended her six-year tenure as conductor of the Annapolis Symphony in 1997 and went on to assume the directorship of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Both Ben-Dor and Dunner have been named "Cover Conductors" by the New York Philharmonic, which means they have been deemed talented enough to lead that venerable ensemble at a moment's notice should a previously scheduled maestro be unable to appear.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 23, 1999
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is a place for art history, ballet, basketry, Beethoven, calligraphy, ceramics, drawing, dulcimers, fiber arts, jazz, paper-making, painting, photography, pottery, print-making, sculpture, stained glass, tap and yoga. But as the venerable structure at Chase, Greenfield and Constitution streets in Annapolis celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend, it is a house full of memories, too. I am flooded with recollections of wonderful performances I have seen there.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 1999
The Annapolis Symphony's 1998-99 season comes to a close this weekend with a pair of concerts conducted by Leslie B. Dunner, completing his first year at the helm.The program will be brought to us by the letter "B": the G minor Violin Concerto of Max Bruch and the "Egmont" Overture and Symphony No. 7 of Ludwig van Beethoven.Young Canadian violinist Lara St. John will be the soloist in the Bruch.A grand winner of the Canadian Music Competition at the age of 9, St. John went on to win prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, the Philadelphia Orchestra Competition and the Concours Nerini in Paris.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 1998
Leslie Dunner is a little puzzled about reactions he's been getting to the news of his appointment to the helm of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra."The responses," he reports, "are either, 'Oh, I didn't even know Annapolis had an orchestra,' or, 'You got the ASO? Wow!'"It's interesting how the orchestra is perceived," says Dunner, who is in town this week for his first round of administrative duties since his appointment in April. "There's been such a big contrast in the reactions. Not one person has simply said, 'Oh, that's nice,' when I told them.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 2004
The intrigue will continue apace at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on March 26 and 27 when the Annapolis Symphony reconvenes its search for a conductor to replace Leslie B. Dunner. This time around, the visiting maestro will be Emil de Cou, the associate conductor of Leonard Slatkin's National Symphony Orchestra, who will conduct a varied program of Samuel Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra, Robert Schumann Piano Concerto and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony. A Los Angeles native, de Cou began his professional career on the other side of the baton, as principal French horn of Germany's Baden State Theatre and of Austria's Mozart Opera of Salzburg.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | February 26, 2001
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has not gone in for any laurel-resting during its 40th anniversary season. Musical challenges have been the rule, with ambitious programs that stretch limitations and an imaginative composer-in-residence venture that will culminate in April with the world premiere of work by Stephen Paulus. Over the weekend, there was a double challenge - the orchestra not only tackled Mahler's rather daunting Symphony No. 1, but had to do so without benefit of a final rehearsal, scrubbed due to snow.
NEWS
April 7, 1998
THE SELECTION of Leslie Dunner as the music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has been cheered by many of its players. And for good reason.Mr. Dunner is a multitalented maestro who has much to offer Maryland's musical community. He is not only a first-rate conductor but a globe-trotting clarinetist and composer as well. The region's music lovers saw Mr. Dunner in an impressive performance last February as one of four finalists (from among 278 applicants) for the ASO job. He won the musicians' admiration with his level-headed flexibility after the concert's scheduled soprano fell ill and had to be replaced on short notice.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 5, 1998
It is fitting that Leslie Dunner is the third of four candidates for the directorship of the Annapolis Symphony to be plying his trade on the Maryland Hall podium this season because as a conductor, composer and clarinetist, he is truly a triple-strength musical talent.A baby boomer who is reluctant to reveal his age, Dunner has been resident conductor of the first-class Detroit Symphony for 10 years and has been music director of the Symphony of Nova Scotia in Canada for two seasons.Dunner has conducted symphonic, ballet and opera performances in North America and around the world, including England, Russia, Italy, Denmark and South America.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.