Green Pastures

PEISO with guest conductor Juliane Gallant—Feb 25

The PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) will present its third concert of the 2023-24 season, Green Pastures, featuring guest conductor Juliane Gallant on February 25 in the Sobey Family Theatre at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Known for her dynamic conducting style and deep connection with the music, Gallant is a finalist in the PEISO’s search for a new music director. She brings her exceptional artistry to PEI, where audiences will be treated to a thoughtfully curated selection of works, including Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale,” Emily Doolittle: Green/Blue for Orchestra, and Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite.

Gallant, a New Brunswick-born Acadian conductor, has emerged as a vibrant force in the classical music world, participating in the inaugural cohort of Tapestry Opera’s Women in Musical Leadership Fellowship. Her diverse conducting experiences include guest roles with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Kingston Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony New Brunswick. Additionally, she has served as an assistant conductor for the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Regina Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Gallant’s initial career as a collaborative pianist, répétiteur, and vocal coach transitioned into opera conducting in London, leading productions across the UK and culminating in a debut at the Royal Opera House in 2021. She is a graduate of prestigious institutions including the National Opera Studio, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Montréal, University of Ottawa, and Université de Moncton.

PEISO season subscribers gain not only access to performances, but also a chance to shape the orchestra’s future by having a say in PEISO’s search for a new music director. Season subscriptions and individual tickets are available in person at the Centre’s box office, by phone via 566-1267, and online at confederationcentre.com.

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