Hidden Gems

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May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2019 in Cleveland, OH
Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C Major
Saint-Saëns Symphony in A Minor, Op.55
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.33, featuring Amit Peled
Kodály Dances of Galánta

Conductor Mélisse Brunet and cellist Amit Peled will make their Cleveland debut with CityMusic Cleveland in a wonderful program called “Hidden Gems”
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Breaking Barriers

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Review of Concert: I Want Magic (Is Magical)

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Brunet’s reputation as one of the world’s top, young female conductors continues to grow and the biggest question becomes how long will audiences be able to enjoy this incredible Paris, France native and her talented orchestra?
David Coulson, Blowingrocknews.com, read here full article.

Imagine

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Saturday February 16, 2019 @ 8 P.M.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
Mélisse Brunet, Interim Music Director
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F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre

I Want Magic

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February 24, 2019 @ 2 P.M.
Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven, Egmont Overture
Griffes, Poem for Flute and Orchestra, featuring Emma Hammond
Prévin, I Want Magic (A Streetcar Named Desire), featuring Gretchen Struckmeyer, soprano
Coleridge-Taylor, Danse Nègre
Donizetti, Quel guardo il cavaliere (Don Pasquale) featuring Gretchen Stuckmeyer, soprano
Offenbach, Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Boone
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Enigma

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Saturday March 2, 2019 @ 8 P.M.
Western Piedmont Symphony
Finalist for the Music Director Search
Adams, The Chairman Dances
Ravel, Concerto in G, featuring Orion Weiss, piano
Elgar, Enigma Variations
P.E. Monroe Auditorium at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory
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Guest Conductor with the Cleveland Institute of Music

Guest Conductor with the Cleveland Institute of Music

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1819 ConductorsMélisse Brunet is invited as a guest conductor to open the 2018-19 season of the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, OH.
“This conducting roster is the highest profile and most diverse in CIM’s distinguished 98-year history,” said President & CEO Paul W. Hogle. “We invited artists who will curate meaningful experiences for our incredibly talented current students and what is shaping up to be a breathtakingly accomplished incoming class next Fall. These men and women will bring to CIM’s podium a range of backgrounds, experiences and pedagogical approaches which will make for an engaging and exciting year of music-making.”
Official press release here and there.

Furthermore, the Cleveland Institute of Music is also making history by seating its most competitive and most diverse class in the school history. Read further about it here.


New Interim Music Director of NEPA

New Interim Music Director of NEPA

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Con1_2022Mélisse is the new Interim Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic starting season 2018-19. Read more about it and discover the full season here.
Photo Credit © Karen Almond

Cleveland Institute of Music on Selection to the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Cleveland Institute of Music on Selection to the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

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CIMRead the entire article on the Cleveland Institute of Music website.

Cleveland Institute of Music alumna Mélisse Brunet has been selected as one of six conductors to be showcased in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. Brunet studied with Carl Topilow, earning her professional studies certificate in orchestral conducting in 2012.

Since 1995, the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview has showcased 85 conductors, with more than 50 orchestras engaging participants in conductor/music director appointments as a direct result. It is one of the field’s most prestigious and effective pathways for orchestra search committees to encounter new talent.

“Seemingly every week, important news comes out of Cleveland, as CIM graduates become the future of classical music,” said Paul W. Hogle, CIM President & CEO. “Maestra Brunet is the next artist up by distinguishing herself through her selection to the elite national conductor preview. The Preview is a major pipeline for talented conductors and has successfully catalyzed important careers in our field. It is a credit to Mélisse’s extraordinary hard work and her incomparable training here in Cleveland.”

Brunet will lead the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in rehearsals and performance on April 3 and 4, 2018. Find more information about the Preview, here.

“CIM offered me trust, love, high-level music making and strong support, things that are essential to becoming a happy and fulfilled professional,” Brunet explained. “CIM and its phenomenal patrons, faculty, students and administration allowed me to become myself, and I am extremely thankful to Carl Topilow and his vision for my future.”

2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

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Website 1Read the announcement of the selection on the League of American Orchestras’ website here

Over two days, participants met the conductors, observed them in rehearsal settings, and experienced their high-caliber artistry in person as they led the GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony under the guidance of music director Giancarlo Guerrero.

The event culminated with a final public performance, which—for the first time in the history of the Preview—will be live-streamed. Conductors display their versatility with an eclectic program of works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Kip Winger.

The Preview is a major pipeline for talented conductors and helps catalyze opportunities for their careers. Since 1995, the League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview has showcased 85 conductors, with more than 50 orchestras engaging participants in conductor/music director appointments as a direct result. It is one of the field’s most prestigious and effective pathways for orchestra search committees to encounter new talent.


The Conductors:

Six dynamic conductors have been chosen by an independent panel of leading music professionals from a pool of nearly 150 applications from around the world. They were selected for their experience, talent, leadership potential, and commitment to a career in service to American orchestras.