Prof. Orcenith Smith Guest Conducting Seattle Symphony's A Yuletide Celebration II
December 10, 2003
December 10, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Orcenith Smith, professor of music at DePauw University, is helping to spread some holiday cheer in the Pacific Northwest this month. Through December 14, Smith is serving as guest conductor for the Seattle Symphony's presentation of A Yuletide Celebration II at Benaroya Hall. The Seattle Symphony's Web site states, "A Yuletide Celebration II is a brilliant combination of wide-ranging holiday musical favorites and carols with dazzling choreography and costumes... Due to popular demand, A Yuletide Celebration II has been extended to 13 performances."
The news release posted on the symphony's site notes that "Guest conductor Orcenith Smith is music director of the DePauw University Orchestras, newly named American Artistic Director of the Vienna International Youth and Music Festival Philharmonic and Artistic Advisor of the Indianapolis Philharmonic. Mr. Smith has led distinguished ensembles including West Berlin Radio and Louisville orchestras, BBC (London), Lafayette, Terre Haute, Springfield (Ohio) and the Carmel symphonies, the Dayton Philharmonic and the Orange County Philharmonic Society. He also has served as music director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Smith has studied and earned degrees in conducting and tuba from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati."Back