“Miguel Harth-Bedoya served as both the able conductor and enlightening tour guide for Friday night’s unusual Grant Park Music Festival concert at Millennium Park, a lively and colorful multimedia journey down the Inca Trail….
…He had the orchestra players dancing to a snappy Latin beat licked with fiery brass and sizzling percussion. The crackling energy of the music was cued to a handsome video presentation on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion’s huge new screen. The fluid montage of images ranged from travelogue footage of Peruvian folk dancers, to quaint, 18th-century watercolors, to dazzling modern abstractions.”
–Chicago Tribune, 13 July 2013
Miguel and cellist Walter Haman perform Osvaldo Golijov’s Mariel.
Caminos del Inka, a musical journey concert, July 2013. View of the Grant Park Music Festival Stage in Millennium Park in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Roderick Branch
One of many evocative images which accompany the music. Concert Photo courtesy of Jeff Paskiet. Screen photo credit: Fabiana Van Lente
Miguel Conducts Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Cinderella, Op.87 Live Bergen Festival 2013
Click HERE to listen to Miguel conducting the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Cinderella, Op.87 Live at the Bergen Festival 2013.
Caminos del Inka, Inc. announces its new recording, SUR. Performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the CD includes a rich selection of orchestral works from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru and explores the divergent landscapes of South America from the coast to the mountains, all watched over by the Southern Cross as portrayed in Argentinian composer Esteban Benzecry’s Colores de la Cruz del Sur.
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Click the links below to see video of Miguel conducting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, October 5-7, 2012.
A fun and listener-friendly album with Andean, Americana, bluegrass and rock inspirations.
|Composer Jennifer Higdon with MHB during the launch ofTake Six at the Meyerson Symphony Center during the League of American Orchestras Conference in Dallas,
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NAZARENO – Deutsche Gramophon releases recording with pianists Marielle and Katia Labèque and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y León
Miguel conducts the acclaimed duo pianists Marielle and Katia Labèque and theOrquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y León in a December 2011 release of Osvaldo Golijov and Gonzalo Grau’s Nazareno for duo piano, percussion and orchestra, which was premiered by the Labèque sisters in 2010. “Estancia” by Ginastera and “La Noche de los Mayas” by Revueltas complete the CD. Sale proceeds benefit Caminos del Inka, Inc.
Miguel first conducted the orchestra in November 2010 with Renée Fleming as soloist.
“My musical collaboration with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra was exciting and powerful from the start. I was very impressed by the superior talent of the orchestra musicians and the wide range of musical interest and ability of the orchestra as a whole. The musicians and staff are warm, friendly and great to work with. I knew right away that the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and I were a great match. I am thrilled to begin this partnership.”
Rolf Stenso, Chief Executive of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra commented: “The chemistry between Miguel and the orchestra was excellent right from the start, both musically and personally. We had very little rehearsal time, but with his expertise the results were outstanding.”
His next public appearance with the orchestra will be in November 2012.