Maestro David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, January 30th
Orchestra master class with Maestro David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony.
The UCBSO rehearsed Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 as part of the master class. Maestro Robertson was in town with the St. Louis Symphony that weekend to perform with Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall.
Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, L.A.Philharmonic, February 20th
Conducting Master class with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the LA Philharmonic. The students were Jane Kim, Nicholas Koo, and Melissa Panlasigui, conducting excerpts from Brahms Symphony No. 1. All three are graduates of UC Berkeley and conducting students of David Milnes, and are associated with UCBSO: Jane Kim is associate conductor, Melissa Panlasigui is resident conductor, and Nick Koo is production manager. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that when Gustavo Dudamel took a break, the Cal Band showed up and played their signature song, Maestro Dudamel conducted.