Meet Conductor Ken-David Masur: Conducts RI Philharmonic Orchestra, Feb. 22-23

Ken-David Masur conducts Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Feb. 22 & 23

Masur conducts RI Philharmonic Youth Orchestra ‘side-by-side’
with Orchestra during Amica Rush Hour, Fri. Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.

The TACO Classical concert is on Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.


KEN-DAVID MASUR, Guest Conductor

About Ken-David Masur, conductor

  • Named Music Director of the Milwaukee Symphony.
  • Kicked off 2018-19 season making his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia in two all-Tchaikovsky programs.
  • Returned to Tanglewood to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program of Glinka, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with Kirill Gerstein, and Stravinsky’s Firebird.
  • Conducted workshops and a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Mendelssohn Foundation in Tokyo.
  • Took charge of the fall subscription week with the BSO, where he continues as associate conductor.
  • Included guest engagements with the Louisville Orchestra, the Detroit and Milwaukee symphonies, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra, plus concerts abroad with the National Philharmonic of Russia, Collegium Musicum Basel, the Stavanger Symphony and the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra in France.
  • Co-founders and artistic directors, with his wife and pianist Melinda Lee Masur, of the Chelsea Music Festival in New York. R
  • Recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra and violinist Fanny Clamagirand, and with the Stavanger Symphony.
  • As founding music director of the Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus at Columbia University, toured Germany and released a critically acclaimed album of symphonies and cantatas by W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and J.S. Bach.
  • Recordings of Gisle Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra was named by WQXR as one of the “Best New Classical Releases of July 2018.”
  • Received a Grammy nomination from the Latin Recording Academy in the category Best Classical Album of the Year for his work as a producer of the album Salon Buenos Aires.

*** At a Glance ***

The Romance of Rachmaninoff
TACO Classical Series Concert
Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Ken-David Masur, conductor

DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Amica Rush Hour Series
Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Ken-David Masur, conductor

DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

RIPYO Side-by-Side performance
BORODIN: Petite Suite: Au Couvent in C sharp minor


Tickets start at $15 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. On day of concerts only, tickets are also available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30 p.m.–showtime; Saturday, 4 p.m.-showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Questions can be emailed to

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