NFSO: From the New World

September 19 @ 7:30 pm


The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents “From the New World,” featuring NFSO conductor search finalist Christopher Confessore. Join us as the symphony opens our season with influential American melodies that impacted some of the most popular orchestral music with Charles Ives’ Variations on “America” and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, his famous “New World Symphony.” Guest pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk will perform Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 for Piano in C minor. Join us for NFSO’s long-awaited season opener! Tickets are $25 for Adults, $16 for Students of NWFSC.

Christopher Confessore currently serves as Music Director of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Principal POPS Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. During his acclaimed tenure in Brevard, the orchestra has enjoyed a dramatic and sustained period of artistic excellence and has been praised for its innovative programming, spirited performances and broad repertoire. Mr. Confessore joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s conducting staff in 2000. During that time, he has led the ASO in hundreds of Pops, Masterworks, Educational/Outreach, and Outdoor performances across the state of Alabama.

Mr. Confessore holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Southern California and the Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from Florida State University.

Dzmitry Ulasiuk is a splendid pianist, emerging on the American scene after winning over audiences in Europe with his ferocious technical skills yet quietly refined ability to coax every detail,

every note, every lyrical phrase out of the keyboard. He has amazed audiences worldwide and is known for his electrifying performances, prodigious technique, and musical panache.

Dzmitry holds multiple performance degrees from the Belarus State Academy of Music, TCU, SMU, and will soon have a DMA from the University of North Texas.