Carlos Kalmar

Born 26 February 1958
Carlos Kalmar
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1958-02-26
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Carlos Kalmar

Carlos Kalmar Biography (Wikipedia)

Carlos Kalmar (born February 26, 1958, in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan conductor. He began violin studies at age six. At age fifteen, he enrolled at the Vienna Academy of Music where his conducting teacher was Karl Österreicher. In 1984, he won first prize in the Hans Swarowsky Conducting Competition in Vienna.

Kalmar has been music director of the Hamburger Symphoniker (1987–91), the Stuttgart Philharmonic (1991–95), and the Anhaltisches Theater in Dessau, Germany. He was principal conductor of the Tonkünstlerorchester, Vienna, from 2000 to 2003. Since 2000, Kalmar is the principal conductor of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. He is also music director of the Oregon Symphony, since 2003. In April 2008, the orchestra announced the extension of Kalmar's contract as music director to the 2012–13 season.

Kalmar lives in Portland Oregon with his wife Raffaela and their son, Luca.[citation needed]

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Walter Piston
Prelude and Allegro (for organ and orchestra) (1943)
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Prelude and Allegro (for organ and orchestra) (1943)
Édouard Lalo
Scherzo for orchestra
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Scherzo for orchestra
Aaron Copland
Symphony No. 3: 4th mvt Fanfare
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Symphony No. 3: 4th mvt Fanfare
George Enescu
Symphonie concertante in B flat minor, Op.8
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Symphonie concertante in B flat minor, Op.8
George Antheil
A Jazz Symphony
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A Jazz Symphony
Édouard Lalo
Dolce far niente (La Siesta) from Namouna Suite no.2
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Dolce far niente (La Siesta) from Namouna Suite no.2

Dolce far niente (La Siesta) from Namouna Suite no.2

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Édouard Lalo
Scherzo for orchestra (feat. Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española & Carlos Kalmar)
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Scherzo for orchestra (feat. Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española & Carlos Kalmar)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Contrapunctus XIX, from 'The Art of Fugue', arr. For 23 players (feat. Carlos Kalmar & Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española)
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Contrapunctus XIX, from 'The Art of Fugue', arr. For 23 players (feat. Carlos Kalmar & Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española)
Walter Piston
The incredible flutist – ballet suite
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The incredible flutist – ballet suite
Leonard Bernstein
Halil for flute and orchestra
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Halil for flute and orchestra
Howard Hanson
Elegy in memory of my friend Serge Koussevitzky Op.44
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Elegy in memory of my friend Serge Koussevitzky Op.44
Randall Thompson
Symphony No 2
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Symphony No 2
Aaron Copland
El Salón México
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El Salón México
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