Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Utah Symphony Orchestra Music Director Thierry Fischer Speaks, Performs at SLCC Philosophical Conference

Thierry Fischer, Utah Symphony Orchestra Music Director, headlines the SLCC Student Undergraduate Philosophical Conference’s artistic session. Fischer’s address and performance will take place on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. and will be entitled, 'Noise and Noises: Being Surrounded by Noise Affects Our Perception and Creativity.'

“We’ve seen this conference grow substantially because of Professor Izrailevsky’s leadership. It is tremendously exciting to bring an artist of Fischer’s quality, integrity and stature,” said Richard Scott, Grand Theatre Director. “To be able to connect the humanities and performing arts in an event like this and explore themes that are universal and unique in their own perspective is rewarding.”

Before becoming the Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Fischer was Principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Fischer has guest-conducted orchestras such as the Philharmonica, Orchestre of the Age of Enlightenment, Czech Philharmonica, among others. He began his musical career in the Hamburg and Zurich Opera as Principal Flutist. He spent his apprentice years in Holland, before becoming Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra. He spent three years as Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic and made his Suntory Hall debut in Tokyo in May 2010.

Fischer won the 2012 International Classical Music Award in the opera category for his Hyperion Record recording of Frank Martin's "Der Sturm" with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Choir. The philosophical conference also has many ties to the Netherlands, with Radboud University Professor of Philosophical Ethics Paul van Tongeren and several students from the country presenting at the academic session.

All sessions of the conference and free and open to the public. No tickets are required for admission.