Author: peterswilson

January 2017
January can be a dull month, but not so this year! Having led 12 performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with the Tulsa Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, I enjoyed a week of [...]
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I recently performed Onegin with the Tulsa Ballet to great success. I was not familiar with the work, but it is a stunning setting of the Alexander Pushkin novel in [...]
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Remembering Louis and more
With the passing recently of one of my teachers, Louis Lane, I am yet again reminded of my own mortality. I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lane during my [...]
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2015 Year in Review
The end of an old calendar year always seems to be replete with review and reflection, and my own personal exercise of this practice reveals that 2015 has been among [...]
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Remembering Schippers
I happened to hear a recording the other day of one of my teachers, Thomas Schippers, leading the New York Philharmonic, and it brought back a flood of memories. I [...]
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Serving Many Masters
An interesting debate has developed regarding the ultimate musical responsibility of the ballet conductor.  Should the conductor’s primary allegiance be to the choreography or the composer? And to what extent [...]
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TWISTED – Something totally new!
I have just completed one of the more intriguing projects in recent memory.  Twisted was an event planned to celebrate the season opening of BalletMet Columbus, Opera Columbus, and the Columbus Symphony [...]
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Looking Back
My usual habit is to look forward, always excited to move on to the next wonderful musical opportunity.  But at this time of year, with the closing of another winter [...]
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Columbus Symphony Side by Side
I recently collaborated with my colleagues at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on a side-by-side experience that brought gifted amateur musicians together with the full-time members of the CSO.  The vision [...]
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