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"Under the baton of Mulligan, who is himself a violinist, the strings sounded warmer than usual, with excellent attention to voicing among the sections."

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WITH VERY FIERY FINALE, SYMPHONY BEGINS SEASON

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra blazed its way into its 2021-22 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks season...Mulligan gave the audience an additional thrill with the world premiere of a fifth movement, "Toccata," which, with a few extra pandemic-driven months to prepare for this concert, he brilliantly orchestrated himself.

THE POWER OF THE WINSTON-SALEM-SYMPHONY'S AMERICAN MUSIC CONCERT

Under guest conductor Stephen Mulligan, the Winston-Salem Symphony delivered an outstanding concert Saturday night at the Stevens Center in the heart of downtown. Featuring esteemed jazz and classical saxophonist Branford Marsalis, this "All-American" concert appealed to audiences of all tastes. 

THE SOLTI FOUNDATION U.S. ANNOUNCES SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF ITS CAREER ASSISTANCE AWARDS

Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, and The Solti Foundation U.S. won’t be deterred from so doing. Today, announced remotely from their respective homes, Foundation Board Chair Penny Van Horn and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, released the names of the young conductors who have been selected as 2020 recipients of The Sir Georg Solti Career Assistance Award.

ASO DELIGHTS DOWNTOWN IN FIRST "AROUND THE A" CONCERT

The days grow short when you reach September, and evening shadows fall sooner downtown where tall buildings intervened with remaining western sunlight, shading the Southern Company Amphitheater where the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed an outdoor concert on Wednesday evening. the event marked the debut of the orchestra’s “Around the A” outreach series...

ATLANTA SYMPHONY THRILLS WITH MUSIC OF SIBELIUS & RACHMANINOFF

A sold-out Symphony Hall was the place to be on Thursday evening, when the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by assistant conductor Stephen Mulligan, performed a compelling concert of music by Sibelius and Rachmaninoff, with Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky as featured soloist. The program will be repeated on Saturday evening at Symphony Hall, but like Thursday’s performance that date has been has been completely sold out since early in the week...

ASSISTANT ASO CONDUCTOR LEADS SIBELIUS, RACHMANINOFF

Conductor Stephen Mulligan has developed quite the reputation as a surrogate maestro. At the beginning of 2018, Mulligan was pressed into action in front of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to fill in three times as a substitution for illness-stricken conductors...

CLASSICAL MUSIC YEAR IN REVIEW: HOW THE ASO, ATLANTA OPERA & MORE SHAPED 2018

Endings, beginnings and a couple of centennials marked 2018 in Atlanta’s classical music scene. ArtsATL has curated a few of the highlights and game-changing events that shaped the course of this past year, helping propel the classical community into the new year with anticipation of what unexpected turning points might be in store...

NUNO COELHO, STEPHEN MULLIGAN, ELENA SCHWARZ & JESÚS UZCÁTEGUI SELECTED FOR THE LA PHIL'S 2018/2019 DUDAMEL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the four conductors who will participate in the 2018/19 Dudamel Fellowship Program: Nuno Coelho, Stephen Mulligan, Elena Schwarz, and Jesús Uzcátegui. Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education, and community programs....

THE SOLTI FOUNDATION U.S. ANNOUNCES 2018 CAREER ASSISTANCE AWARDS

Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, today announced the names of the eight recipients of the 2018 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Awards. The young conductors hold positions throughout the United States, with posts in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York...

“SUPERMAN” STEPHEN MULLIGAN AGAIN FILLS IN AS CONDUCTOR TO

NIMBLY LEAD THE ASO

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Richard Strauss, with ASO assistant conductor Stephen Mulligan filling in at the last minute. The performance featured pianist Behzod Abduraimov as guest soloist and will be repeated on Saturday at Symphony Hall...

STEPHEN MULLIGAN AGAIN STEPS IN TO LEAD THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY IN EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCES

For Stephen Mulligan, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s assistant conductor, metaphoric lightning has struck twice this year. About a month ago he had to step in for ailing music director Robert Spano, and this week he had to take up the baton again as a replacement for the similarly indisposed guest conductor, Henrik Nanasi. In the latter instance, Mulligan conducted the already scheduled program; this week, the ASO altered the program to accommodate the young assistant...

A NOTABLE DEPARTURE & A PROPER DEBUT DOMINATE ASO CONCERT

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio began his study of Beethoven’s piano concertos Jan. 25 with an ending. His masterful performance of the fifth and final concerto, “Emperor,” kicked his residency off with a bang. Osorio returned to Symphony Hall Thursday to pick up in the middle...

MULLIGAN LEADS A STELLAR BEETHOVEN "EMPEROR" CONCERTO

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has sold out several concerts in past weeks and is expected to do the same in the next. At the same time, the orchestra is experiencing several major personnel changes, including the announced departure of Music Director Robert Spano in 2021. Part of what is driving the ASO’s current success has been some shrewd programming, some outstanding guest conductors and great soloists. This weekend’s concerts stayed on the same trajectory. However, after intermission at Saturday’s Symphony Hall concert, Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan had to step in for the ailing Spano, and he also led Sunday’s entire program at the ASO’s University of Georgia concert...

YOUNG LIONS TAO & RANA TEAR INTO BEETHOVEN WITHOUT DUDAMEL

When Simon Woods, CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, came on stage to announce that Gustavo Dudamel would not be conducting the concert due to a "family emergency", there was a slight sense of disappointment in the Walt Disney Concert Hall audience. But when Woods introduced and extolled the promise of Dudamel's last-minute replacement, the crowd was already in Stephen Mulligan's corner when he came onto stage himself. From then on it was like they were rooting not only for the two young soloists – and Beethoven, of course – but for the young LA Phil Conducting Fellow, as if he were a hometown hero. The orchestra played for Mulligan as if he were a maestro...