An Evening with Maestro Eve Queler
September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 Wine Reception,
Maestro Eve Queler, an Internationally Renowned Conductor, Shares Her Experiences
Come hear classical music critic George Loomis interview Maestro Queler about her ground-breaking work with Opera Orchestra of New York. Recognized as a pioneer for women in the world of opera, Ms. Queler founded the orchestra in 1971 and specialized in high quality performances of seldom-heard operatic masterpieces and of familiar works cast with singers New York would not otherwise hear. She conducted over 100 operas in concert at Carnegie Hall and worldwide, particularly in Europe and South America. Among the legendary opera singers Maestro Queler conducted are Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballe.
Ms. Queler’s memoir relates how she ventured into the male-dominated world of orchestral conducting in the 1960s. She soon found herself invited to guest conduct orchestras and opera companies all over the world. This is the story of her struggles and determination to enter the field, along with the accomplishments, support, and recognition she achieved. Foremost among her numerous accolades is the 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Lifetime Achievement award. She graduated from the Mannes School of Music, where she studied piano and conducting.
George Loomis writes about classical music for the Financial Times, Musical America and Opera magazine.