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Jayce Ogren


Jayce Ogren by Roger Mastroianni

This season Jayce Ogren conducts a concert of works by Rufus Wainwright with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; a month-long run of Robert Carsen’s new production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady at Paris’s Théâtre du Chatelet; a program of music by Gershwin, John Adams, and Sibelius with the RTE Symphony in Ireland; and these two concerts in the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, conducting the New York Premiere of Steven Mackey’s Dreamhouse. In the 2012–13 season Mr. Ogren led new productions of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto for New York City Opera; conducted the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in programs at Lincoln Center, Columbia University's Miller Theatre, and at the Wien Modern Festival; and led all-Stravinsky programs with the New York City Ballet. He made his New York Philharmonic debut CONTACT!, the Orchestra’s new-music series, and led performances of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Verbier Festival Academy. In London he premiered the orchestral film version of Bernstein’s West Side Story at Royal Albert Hall, an event he repeated with the Detroit Symphony and with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Returning to London he conducted the BBC Symphony at the Barbican in premieres of works by Nico Muhly, David Lang, and Paola Prestini. Jayce Ogren graduated from St. Olaf’s College and the New England Conservatory and, with a Fulbright grant, completed a postgraduate diploma in orchestral conducting with Jorma Panula at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He attended the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen and, for three years, was Assistant Conductor to Franz Welser-Möst at the Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Ogren has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony. With the New York City Opera he led the American premiere of Wainwright’s Prima Donna, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, for which he won extensive critical acclaim.