Susan Davenny Wyner

***Happy Birthday, Susan Davenny Wyner…!!!***

She was Music Director and Conductor of The New England String Ensemble in Boston, a professional string orchestra that she brought to national prominence.Susan Davenny Wyner has received national acclaim for her conducting. The Library of Congress featured her in its 2003 “Women Who Dare” Engagement Calendar, and the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour and WGBH Television have presented special documentary features on her life and work. Her conducting credits include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, the Danish Odense Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra members in special benefit concerts.

She has also conducted concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, in Italy and the Czech Republic, at the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, and has recorded for CBS Radio and Bridge and Albany Records.

The New York Times described her conducting as “richly textured and emotionally compelling” and singled out her “rapturous account” of orchestra works on a recent Bridge Records release of the Orchestra Music of Yehudi Wyner. Opera News praised the “terrific lyrical moments under Susan Davenny Wyner’s deft baton,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer hailed her as “a galvanizing presence,” The Los Angeles Times praised her “sensitive and thoughtful leadership”, The Chicago Tribune celebrated her “rousing and joyous” conducting, and The Boston Globe four times selected her conducted performances of concerts and opera as among “Best Musical Events of the Year”.

She has conducted a wide range of symphonic, opera, oratorio, and choral repertoire from the 15 th through 21 st centuries, garnering praise for her work with period instruments as well as for her performances of over thirty world premieres.

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