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7 February 2017 - The American Prize: CONDUCTOR finalists
Ryan Murray has been announced as a finalist for the American Prize in Youth Orchestra Conducting for his work with the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra! Final results coming soon!
9 September 2016 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award: Semi-finalists Announced
Ryan Murray has been selected as a semi-finalist for The American Prize: Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music - Professional Division - for his 2016 production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. Finalists will be announced later this fall!
More information: The American Prize
3 July 2015 CONCERT REVIEW: Mozart Requiem
"... he (Murray) seemed unusually expressive, drawing a full palette of emotion from the players, not simply through the broad, sweeping gestures of his arms and hands, but with his entire body. The passion that emanated from Murray came through in the crisp, expressive playing of the orchestra..."
"...a performance that was in every way authentic and immensely satisfying."
REVIEW: Music in the Mountains - Mozart Requiem
9 June 2015 AURORA CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS & SEMINAR with KURT MASUR
Ryan will be attending the Aurora Conducting Seminar with Maestro Kurt Masur at the Aurora Classic Festival in Trollhättan, Sweden in August of 2015. Featuring daily conducting seminars with Maestros Masur and Gustavsson, attendance to all festival rehearsals and concerts and Q&A sessions with top artists including Gordan Nikolic, leader of the London Symphony Orchestra. Check back for updates!
8 May 2015 OPERA REVIEW: Tosca
"Following Fresno Grand Opera’s powerful production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” in February, the company followed it up Thursday night at the Saroyan Theatre with a solid “Tosca.”... aspects of the show were first-rate, particularly the Fresno Grand Opera Orchestra and Ryan Murray’s muscular yet sensitive conducting. The often brassy, pounding martial exuberance of Puccini’s score felt stately and sweeping."
FresnoBeehive | OPERA REVIEW: ‘Tosca’
22 May 2015 Townsend Opera Announces 2015/2016 Season
COMPANY’S 33RD SEASON INCLUDES TWO AMERICAN WORKS:
STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S SWEENEY TODD
JAKE HEGGIE’S DEAD MAN WALKING
TOWNSEND OPERA - Opera. Here. Now.
17 Feb 2015 OPERA REVIEW: A Streetcar Named Desire
FresnoBeehive | OPERA REVIEW: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
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01 Nov 2014 Ryan Murray to debut at Fresno Grand Opera
Ryan will be conducting FGO's 2015 productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Tosca
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