Music professor Randall Speer has been selected to conduct two of Lynchburg’s premier musical groups in special concerts during the upcoming academic year.
First, he will conduct Opera on the James Tyler Young Artists along with the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. This work—the shortest one-act opera currently produced—will be presented as part of the Chamber Orchestra’s Fall Concert on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The concert is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.
On April 6, 2019, Speer has been invited to guest conduct the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra in a performance featuring international concert organist Carol Williams. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Court Street United Methodist Church in downtown Lynchburg. For more information, visit http://www.lynchburgsymphony.org/events-concerts/.
In addition to these collaborations, Speer will conduct a performance in Carnegie Hall in April 2019.