21 Dec. The Orchestra and Choir of the Academy of S. Cecilia conducted by Lorin Maazel, with Maria Luigia Borsi soprano, Ekaterina Metlova mezzosoprano, Steve Davislim tenor and Samuel Youn bass, perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. A second-generation American, born in Paris, Lorin Maazel was raised and educated in the United States.
An internationally acclaimed conductor, Maazel is also a composer. His opera, “1984,” received its world premiere in 2005, at London’s Royal Opera House. In over 70 years on the podium, Maestro Maazel has conducted nearly 200 orchestras and made over 300 recordings.
He has also found time to work with and nurture young artists, based on his strong belief in the value of sharing his experience with the next generations of musicians. He founded a major competition for young conductors culminating in a final round at Carnegie Hall. Lorin Maazel is a returning guest conductor to S. Cecilia.