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Symphony Talks: Conductor Darko Butorac and Pianist Lisa Smirnova
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Praised by the Westdeutsche Zeitung for his “exceptional combination of passion, elegance and well-timed pacing”, Maestro Darko Butorac has established himself as an exciting conductor in demand with orchestras both in Europe and the Americas. He currently serves as the music director of both the Tallahassee and Missoula symphony orchestras. Mr. Butorac has appeared at prestigious venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Gran Teatro Nacional of Lima, Belgrade’s Kolarac Hall, Teatro Magnani in Italy, as well as at the Tartu, Aspen and Brevard summer music festivals. He has collaborated with soloists such as soprano Renee Fleming, cellist Colin Carr, violinist Lara St. John and Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons. Recent notable performances include concerts with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Neuss and the Georgische Kammerorchester Ingolstadt (Germany), the Rubinstein Philharmonic of Lodz (Poland), the Tallin Sinfonietta (Estonia), and the Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra.