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KM returns to Santa Fe Opera to conduct Mozart's The Impressario and Le Rossignol by Igor Stravinsky.
Click here to read an article about KM that appeared on irishamerica.com back in 2010.
The Maestro: Kenneth Montgomery
After a Summer as interim music director (Conductor Laureate) at the Santa Fe Opera,
Kenneth Montgomery will be conducting Verdi's Requiem at the National Concert Hall in Dublin
with the National Symphony Orchestra. Kenneth would like to dedicate the performance to
the memory of Seamus Heaney.
Orpheus with his lute made trees,
And the mountain tops that freeze,
Bow themselves, when he did sing:
To his music plants and flowers
Ever sprung; as sun and showers
There had made a lasting spring.
Everything that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
Hung their heads, and then lay by.
In sweet music is such art,
Killing care and grief of heart
Fall asleep, or hearing, die.
Click here to hear KM conducting Handel's Solomon with the Radio Kamer Filharmonie and the Groot Omroepkoor recorded on Friday 23rd December 2011 in Vredenburg Utrecht.
Soldier of Orange
New cd release:
On 2nd July Kenneth Montgomery received his OBE from HRH The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace. The commendation was made in the 2010 New Years Honours List 'for services to music in Northern Ireland'.
The following week Mr. Montgomery was in Northern Ireland to receive an honorary doctorate - DLit(Mus) - from the Vice-Chancellor Sir Peter Gregson at Queens College, Belfast 'for outstanding services to music'.