Suffragette Dame Ethel Smyth’s “On the Cliffs of Cornwall” is the prelude to Act II of Smyth’s opera, The Wreckers. Symphoria musicians Eduardo Sepúlveda, Rachel Koeth, Peter Rovit, and Heidi Hoffman take center stage in Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante. Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 takes us on a boundless journey.
Mr. Loh’s previous positions include: Music Director of the West Virginia Symphony ...
Mr. Loh’s previous positions include: Music Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Opera; Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.
Mr. Loh is active as a guest conductor, both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to annual concerts in Pittsburgh and Dallas, his recent engagements include the Boston Pops (Tanglewood), North Carolina Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Albany Symphony and the Cathedral Choral Society at the Washington National Cathedral. Past engagements include the National (Washington D.C.), Indianapolis, Tacoma, Utah, Rochester, Naples, Knoxville, Florida, El Paso, San Luis Obispo, Edmonton, Colorado, Charleston (SC), Malaysia, Daejeon (South Korea) and Greater Bridgeport Orchestras. His summer appearances include the festivals of Grant Park, Sun Valley, Bravo Vail Valley, Aspen, Mann Center in Philadelphia, Breckenridge, Las Vegas, Hot Springs, the Kinhaven Music School and the Performing Arts Institute (PA). In the summer of 2016, he made his debut at Tanglewood, conducting Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and returned to Tanglewood in 2017 to conduct the Boston Pops.
Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Mr. Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, Ann Hampton Callaway and more. He has assisted John Williams on multiple occasions and conducted numerous sold-out John Williams tribute concerts. He is particularly adept at conducting concerts synchronizing live orchestral music with film, and he has lead Jurassic Park, Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain, among other concert productions.
Mr. Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from Yale, his Masters in Choral Conducting from Indiana University and his Bachelor of Arts and Certificate of Management Studies from the University of Rochester. Lawrence Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. Follow him on instagram @conductorlarryloh or twitter @lawrenceloh or visit his website, www.lawrenceloh.com.
Mr. Rovit also loves to share his knowledge and experience with young musicians and has been on the string faculty of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Alabama. His students have gone on to study at such schools as Juilliard and Rice, and have won positions in professional orchestras, as well as the Chicago Civic Orchestra.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and finding imaginative ways to cook up those garden vegetables so that his children will eat them. Since having moved to Syracuse, he and his family have also enjoyed getting involved in winter sports such as snowshoeing, skating, and skiing.
Eduardo Sepúlveda has performed as ...
Eduardo Sepúlveda has performed as a guest musician with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile, the Santiago Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Chile, and as a soloist performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto and Lebrun Oboe Concerto N.2 with the Antofagasta Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen’s Cantata with the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble, and Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto with the Oberlin String Orchestra.
During the summer, Eduardo travels back to his hometown where he gives masterclasses at public schools and solo recitals throughout the city. He also performs yearly concerts with his mother’s cello studio and participates in various musical activities at his high school.
Eduardo began his studies at Liceo Experimental Artístico of Antofagasta and continued his education in Santiago, Chile, at Universidad Mayor with American oboist Lillian Copeland. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in oboe performance with a minor in historical performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Robert Walters and Kathryn Montoya. Eduardo recently obtained a Professional Studies Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Frank Rosenwein. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree at The Juilliard School with Nathan Hughes.
Eduardo enjoys biking, cats, hot chocolate, sports, and making music with friends.
Heidi became a member of the Syracuse Symphony cello section in 1996 and was recently appointed principal cellist of Symphoria. She has taught on the faculties of Wells College, Cornell University, and has taught at Ithaca College for the last 14 years. She was a full time member of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago from 1997-2004, and continues to play there in a part time capacity. She has been fortunate to play with many NYC chamber and orchestral groups, such as the American Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony and the Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra, traveling to Japan, Germany, Russia, Paris, Guatemala, and Turkey.
When not playing or teaching the cello, Heidi can be found at If Only Farm Equestrian Center in Freeville, where she rides, trains and teaches dressage. Her horse, Manny, lives there too. Heidi lives in Freeville with her husband Rick, who is a clarinet professor at Ithaca College, and dog Ziggy.
Moving further eastward to attend Stony Brook University in New York, Rachel continued her studies with master’s and doctoral degrees under the guidance of Frank Morelli. She enjoyed performing with the Three Villages Chamber Players and the Stony Brook University Baroque Ensemble in Long Island and in New York City.
In 2012 Rachel was a finalist for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition, and received the Lauren V. Ackerman Memorial Chamber Music Prize with her Stony Brook University woodwind quintet. She has performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute and Festival.
Rachel enjoys teaching, coaching Symphoria youth orchestra sectionals, reed making, Brahms, baking, bunnies, and orchestral music. She is excited to make music with her colleagues at Symphoria and to explore Central New York.