Music Director Mischa Santoro announced a new assistant conductor Isaac Selya, who will work with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra beginning with the fall season of 2013. Selya is currently completing his doctoral studies in conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He received his Master of Music in conducting from Mannes College in New York.
Selya’s highlights include a CCM mainstage production of Mozart’s Magic Flute. In addition, he serves as founder and artistic director of the newly formed Queen City Chamber Opera. With that group, he will conduct a rare performance of Montemezzi’s L’Amore dei Tre Re on November 2 and 3.
A native of Cincinnati, Selya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Yale University where he performed as principal cellist of the university symphony and sang in Yale’s Schola Cantorum choir.
For the 40th anniversary season, CCO opens with a special mid-week concert featuring Time for Three, “the world’s first classically-trained garage band,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the string trio is known for a unique mix of musical genres, including Bach, Coldplay, Beethoven and Led Zeppelin. In residency at SPCA, Time for Three will present a master class made possible in part by the Mayerson Foundation. The concert is part of the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts.