See Anne conduct at The Barn during Manitoba Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2 pm. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Conductor Anne Manson has served as Music Director of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra since 2008. Manson’s strong commitment to contemporary music has led to numerous commissions and recordings with the MCO. Among them are Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 3 and his third piano concerto, and the JUNO and Western Canadian Music award-nominated Troubadour & the Nightingale with soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. Their latest release is Mirage? Concertos for Percussion, with GRAMMY-winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. Recent seasons with MCO have included the co-commission and Canadian premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by pianist Simone Dinnerstein, as well as presentations of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with soprano Measha Brueggergosman; solo recorder player Lucie Horsch; a duos and arias concert with sopranos Tracy Dahl and Andriana Chuchman; and Haydn, Oesterle, and Mozart with cellist Ariel Barnes.
As a guest orchestra conductor, and renowned conductor of opera, she has performed all over the world: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Proms, New York City Opera, the Juliard School and many others.
She received Canada’s DORA Award for outstanding musical direction for her work with the Canadian Opera Company on Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was the first woman to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival in 1994 (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov).