Annapolis Symphony Conductor Jose-Luis Novo and Bay Theater Artistic Director, Janet Luby will speak at an Annapolis Arts Alliance event at 4p.m. at the Key School in Annapolis on Sunday, October 14.
The program will give us an inside view of what goes on before the performances of the Annapolis Symphony and Bay Theater. The program, sponsored by the Annapolis Arts Alliance and subsidized with a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
One of Spain’s most promising young conductors, Jose-Luis Novo has served as music director and conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra since 2005. Before that Maestro Novo was the assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. As a violinist, he has appeared in concerts and recitals throughout Europe and the United States. He is the recipient of a 2010 Annie Award in Performing Arts from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, a 2008, an ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award and a 2005 Broome County Arts Council Heart of the Arts Award.
Professional actress, Janet Luby, co-founder and Artistic Director of Bay Theater has served a co-director for ten years and Artistic Director for two. She has appeared in numerous roles at Bay Theater, beginning with Beyond Therapy in makeshift quarters and most recently as a dog for the title character in Sylvia. Before coming to Annapolis she worked in theater in San Francisco and New York. As a member of AEA, AFTRA, SAG and AGMA she has worked in many aspects of the industry. Joining the ranks of noted area performers, Ms Luby will receive the prestigious Annie Award this October.
Brian Ganz has accumulated a list of awards, concert credits, and solo appearances with orchestras that establish him as one of the leading pianists of his generation. He was co-winner of First Grand Prize in the 1989 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris. He is internationally recognized as a leading interpreter of the music of Frederic Chopin, and in 2001 he began a project with Maestoso Records in which he will record the complete works of Chopin. Mr. Ganz is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Leon Fleisher.
”This program will offer new perspectives both for artists and art lovers, including students—an enriching experience for all,” said Natalie Lobe, AAA Board member, and coordinator of the event.
A reception and light refreshments will follow. Admission is $5.00 for adults; students are admitted free. For more information, contact Natalie Lobe at 410-263-1947, or
The Annapolis Arts Alliance provides a forum for bringing together representatives from visual arts, dance, music, theatre, written word and the business community surrounding the arts. The Alliance provides a platform for members of our arts community to network, collaborate, polish creative skills, and showcase the rich artistic life of Greater Annapolis.
The Key School is the largest nonsectarian independent school in Anne Arundel County with approximately 700 students and 110 faculty members. The curricula features integrated studies, experiential learning and classical studies.Past seminars have included panel discussions about what jurors look for when selecting pieces for a juried show; Getting your work published, lawyers and accountants panel on what artists need to know about setting up their business; Creating Income for Artists.