Virginia Allen
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Conductor • Educator • Arranger

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Curtis Symphony Orchestra Concert Dedicated to
Maestro Otto-Werner Mueller
Sunday, February 5, 2017
 
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The Curtis Institute of Music will honor my late husband, Otto-Werner Mueller, and his remarkable legacy at that conservatory during the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Dedicated to Maestro Mueller, the concert will be conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who is Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and a former Mueller student.

Tickets are available through the Curtis website.

I invite you to visit a web site honoring Maestro Mueller, where you can read about his life, view a slideshow, explore tributes and articles, sign a guest book, view other guests' comments, and subscribe to a mailing list.  

Dr. Allen Resumes Role as Founder and Artistic Director Emerita of Philadelphia Wind Symphony 

I’m delighted to share the news from The Philadelphia Wind Symphony (PWS) that I’ve been appointed Artistic Director Emerita of this wonderful ensemble which I founded in 2011. 

The plan is for me to guest conduct the ensemble each season and to help guide the artistic direction of the organization while I work closely with the Board of Directors. I’ll share the podium in the 2016-17 season with the newly appointed Music Director, Paul Bryan (Dean of Faculty and Students at The Curtis Institute of Music) and Wesley Broadnax (Director of Bands at Drexel University). The concert I’m conducting in the upcoming season will take place on May 5, 2017, and I’ll rehearse the ensemble in the two weeks leading up to the concert. 

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to reconnect with my musical friends in the PWS and with music lovers in the Philadelphia community. I look forward to making music once again with this terrific ensemble!

Conducting Lessons and Ensemble Clinics available online.
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