Patrick Valentino, conductor
Patrick Valentino’s conducting has been called “stirring”, “original” and “achieving wonderful results from the orchestra”. Trained as a composer as well as a conductor, he brings to the podium a desire to realize musical works as the composer intended, while enabling a state of spontaneity and discovery that makes every piece sound fresh and vital.
Patrick has served as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Boston New Music Initiative, Calliope, The Bay Colony Brass, and founded the Stella Concert Series. He was also a finalist for the Assistant Conductor position with the Hartford Symphony. He made his operatic conducting debut in 2013 in a double bill of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. He has conducted the Monmouth Symphony, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Symphony NOVA, the Mihail Jora Philharmonic, Massive Brass, the Tempus Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Music Society, among others. He has served as Assistant Conductor for Ithaca College, the Westfield Symphony and Symphony NOVA, and worked as production manager for Boston Musica Viva, the oldest new music group in Boston.
Patrick holds degrees from Ithaca College, New England Conservatory, Montclair State University, and has studied at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia.
Current projects include assembling a chamber ensemble dedicated to multimedia artistic performances, composing new opera and cross-discipline works, and investigating new avenues performing arts ensembles can take to become more financially sound and independent.
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