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ACS 99 To Feel What I Can Ne'er Express
James Paul
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James Paul, one of America’s most distinguished and sought-after conductors, was named Conductor and Artistic Advisor of Oregon Festival of American Music in 1997 and was the Conductor and Music Director of The American Symphonia, OFAM's premiere repertory orchestra, from 2000-06. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of Chicago’s Grant Park concert program, the Music Director and Conductor of the Oregon Coast Music Festival in Coos Bay and Artistic Advisor of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. He served as Principal Guest Conductor of the New Orleans Symphony from 1986 through 1991 and concluded his 16th season as Music Director of the Baton Rouge Symphony in 1998.
Paul has led some of the world’s finest ensembles. His guest apprearances in North America include the Chicago Symphony (most recently in March 2000, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Symphonies of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, San Diego, San Antonio, New Jersey, Oakland, Honolulu, Kansas City, Jacksonville and Detroit. Future and recent past engagements include the Houston Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, the National Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic the Calgary Philharmonic, Symphony Nova Scotia (Halifax), Vancouver Symphony, and the Utah Symphony. Other festival appearances include Wolf Trap, Minneapolis’ Sommerfest, and the Sewanee Music Festival.
His international appearances include the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the London Symphony, the Orchestre Symphonique Français in Paris, the West Australian Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow, with whom he recorded Paul Paray’s "Joan of Arc Mass" which won a 1998 Grammy nomination. For the last 3 years he has conducted the Niederosterreich Tonkunstler Orchestrain in a series of concerts in Vienna.
A native of Forest Grove, Oregon, James Paul studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria. Among his many awards is the Serge Koussevitsky Memorial Conducting Prize presented by Erich Leinsdorf at the 1967 Tanglewood Music Festival.
Aug 19OFAM 1997Souvenir de LouisianeSilva
Aug 24OFAM 1997L'Histoire de LouisianeSilva
Aug 22OFAM 1998UO 3: The Rite of SpringStudio
Aug 22OFAM 1998Music For A Brave New WorldSilva
Aug 27OFAM 1998A Classic-Jazz RhapsodySilva
Jan 13ACS 1999ACS 99 Strength In What RemainsBeall
Jan 14ACS 1999ACS 99 In Lone FountsSoreng
Jan 15ACS 1999ACS 99 To Feel What I Can Ne'er ExpressSilva
Aug 7OFAM 1999This Sacred GroundSilva
Aug 4OFAM 2000The French ConnectionBeall
Aug 9OFAM 2000La Joie de VivreBeall
Aug 11OFAM 2000Liaisons DangereusesSilva
Jan 13ACS 2001Symphony Orchestra ConcertSilva
Aug 3OFAM 2001From the New WorldSilva
Aug 10OFAM 2001Pacific 2-3-1Silva
Jan 19ACS 2002The Golden Age of Film MusicSilva
Aug 9OFAM 2002An American In ParisSilva
Aug 10OFAM 2002Rhapsody In Blue
Sep 29AS 2002-03American LegendsSilva
Jan 17AS 2002-03American ScenesJaqua
Apr 27AS 2002-03American VoicesJaqua
Aug 8-15OFAM 2003Guys and DollsSilva
Jan 30AS 2003-04Night MusicJaqua
Aug 6-13OFAM 2004My Fair LadySilva
Apr 7-8AS 2004-05IlluminationsJaqua
Apr 7AS 2004-05Being BeauteousJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2005Porter In ParisJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2005Classic PorterSilva
Aug 5-11OFAM 2006Annie Get Your GunSilva
May 5-6AS 2006-07The Adventures of Tom Sawyer BalletSilva
Aug 3-10OFAM 2007South PacificSilva
James Paul appears in these Solitudes of Being events:
Wednesday Jan 13
12:00 aStrength In What Remains
Thursday Jan 14
12:00 aIn Lone Founts
Friday Jan 15
12:00 aWhat I Can Ne'er Express
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