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Jayce Ogren by Roger Mastroianni

During the 2014–15 season, Jayce Ogren leads West Side Story with film at London’s Royal Albert Hall and at the Boca Raton Arts Festival, and conducts Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony. He leads Basil Twist’s puppet production of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, and is in residence to conduct and teach at St. Olaf College. Last season he conducted 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; and a program of music by Gershwin, John Adams, and Sibelius with the RTE Symphony in Ireland. In the spring of 2014 he conducted concerts with South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, a semi-staged production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Steven Mackey’s Dreamhouse during the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL on concerts that also featured Bang on a Can All-Stars. 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, which he led in regular season subscription concerts and at The Blossom Festival in 2009. Mr. Ogren stepped in for James Levine to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program that included the World Premiere of Peter Lieberson’s song cycle Songs of Love and Sorrow. As music director of the New York City Opera he led new productions of Britten’s Turn of the Screw and Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto, as well as the U.S. Premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s opera Prima Donna, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Bernstein’s A Quiet Place. His European guest engagements have included the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Copenhagen Philharmonic, RTE Symphony, and Asturias Symphony. 

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