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Engagements
Education

Opera/Musical Theatre

 

Boston Conservatory (MA)              Chorusmaster/Asst. conductor

                                                                Dialogues des Carmélites                                                  2018

Opera Theater of Cape Cod (MA)     Founder and Co-Artistic Director

                                                               Conductor- La Tragédie de Carmen                                 2018

Lowell House Opera (MA)                 Associate Conductor- Così fan tutte                                2019

                                                              Associate Conductor- Le Comte Ory                                2018

                                                              Associate Conductor- Ariadne auf Naxos                        2017

                                                              Associate Conductor- La Grotta di Trofonio                    2016

 

Raylynmor Opera (NH)                              Pianist- Gala fundraiser                                            2018                                                                     Conductor- Hansel and Gretel                                     2017

                                                  Principal Coach and pianist- Macbeth                                         2016

 

NEC Summer Opera Intensive (MA)  Assistant director- scenes program                     2008-present

Commonwealth Lyric Theater (MA)        Assistant Conductor- The Demon                             2017     

St. Peter's Church, Cambridge         Conductor- Amahl and the Night Visitors                        2016

Juventas (MA)                                   Assistant Conductor- The Body Politic (World Premier)  2016        

The Shakespeare Concerts                Principal Coach- The Tempest (World Premier)              2015

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (MI)   Assistant director: Godspell, She Loves Me,              2005-07

                                                                      Dames at Sea, Seussical the Musical,

                                                                      Spitfire Grill, Oliver!

Choral/Studio Accompanying
Boston Conservatory                              Choral and Studio Accompanist                  2006-present

Harvard University                                  Radcliffe Choral Society Accompanist        2013-present

MIT                                                             Concert Chorus Accompanist                     2008-13

 

Church Positions

Old South Union of Weymouth (UCC)              Music Director/Organist              2017-present

St. Peter's Episcopal of Cambridge                   Music Minister                             2015-2017

First Parish Sherborn (UU)                                  Music Director/Organist            2010-2014

First Congregational Church of Somerville      Organist                                       2006-09

First United Methodist Church of Holland       Organist                                       2005-06

Fellowship Reformed Church of Muskegon     Pianist                                          1999-2002

 

 

 
Performances
 

Choral Accompanying- Organ

Boston Conservatory Choruses                   Duruflé: Requiem                                                    2018

Boston Conservatory Choruses                     Handel: Messiah  Pergolesi: Stabat Mater         2017

Boston Conservatory Conductor's Choir      Bach: St. John Passion.  Carissimi, Jepthe         2017

Boston Conservatory Choruses                 "Cathedral Classics at Old South Church"            2017

                 Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Parry: I was Glad, Jerusalem, etc.                             

Boston Conservatory Chorale                     Muhly: Bright Mass with Canons                            2017

Boston Conservatory Conductor's Chorus  Bach: Cantata 4                                                    2016

Boston Conservatory Chorale                     Finzi: God Has Gone Up                                           2015

Cambridge Community Chorus                  Faure: Requiem                                                        2014

​Chorus Pro Musica                                        Finzi: Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice                             2013

Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus     Vivaldi: Gloria                                                          2013

The Lorelei Ensemble                                   Cesis: Motetti Spirituali                                            2011

MIT Concert Chorus                                      Faure: Requiem                                                        2011

MIT Concert Chours                                      Rutter: Gloria                                                           2010

Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus      Britten: Missa Brevis                                              2009

Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus       Faure: Messe Basse                                               2008

 

Choral Accompanying- Piano

Radcliffe Choral Society                                    Dello Joio: A Jubilant Song                                  2018

Harvard Choruses                                             Tippett: A Child of Our Time                                2017

Harvard Choruses                                 Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (selections)   2017

Boston Conservatory Chorale                             Brahms: Zigeunerlieder                                   2016

Boston Conservatory Conductor's Chorus        Dove: The Passing of the Year                        2016

Boston Conservatory Chorale              Stravinsky: Choruses from The Rake's Progress         2015

Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus      Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda            2014

Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus                           Rossini: Messe Petite Solennelle                           2014

Boston Conservatory Combined Choirs    Music of Irving Fine                                                2014

Harvard University Chorus                        Britten: St. Nicolas                                                     2013

The Lorelei Ensemble                                  Shank: Magnificat                                                     2013

MIT Concert Choir                                   Alice Parker arrangements                                         2012

The Lorelei Ensemble                              Larsen, Boulanger                                                       2012

Solo Piano Recitals

Chelmsford Center for the Arts              Bach: The Goldberg Variations                 2015

St. Peter's Episcopal of Cambridge        Bach: The Goldberg Variations                 2015

Caroll University, Waukesha, WI             Bach: The Goldberg Variations                 2015

Boston Conservatory                                Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev                  2013

First Parish Sherborn                                Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev                  2013

Boston Conservatory                                Schumann, Chopin, Ravel, Bartok            2012

First Parish Sherborn                                Schumann, Chopin, Ravel, Bartok            2012

HighSCORE Festival                                   Crumb, Bach                                                2011

Equilibrium Concert Series                      Crumb, Bach                                                2011

Newton Women's Society                        Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff     2009

Trinity Reformed of Rochester, NY         Mussorgsky, Bach, Debussy                      2009

JP Concert Series                                        Beethoven                                                   2009

Congregation Mishkan Tefila of Newton            Debussy, Beethoven                      2008

The Boston Conservatory                        Messiaen: La Ville D'en Haut                       2008

 

Solo Organ Recitals

First Congregational of Somerville      Bach, Mendelssohn, Alain, Vaughan Williams    2009

First United Methodist of Holland       Bach, Franck, Couperin, Messiaen                       2006

 

Chamber Concerts

"Brokeback Wolf"- The Italian Songbook     Hugo Wolf's complete Italian Songbook          2015  The Michigan Recital Project in Arizona Four premiers, Bolcom, Rorem, Sowerby              2014

Michigan Recital Project & Tour               Four premieres, Bolcom, Rorem, Sowerby            2013

Rockport Chamber Music Series             Copland: Appalchian Spring                                       2012

First Parish Sherborn                                Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5                             2012

Equilibrium Concerts                                 Schonberg: Pierrot Lunaire                                        2011

Boston New Music Initiative                     Premieres                                                                    2010

JP Concert Series                                        Brahms, Debussy, premieres                                   2010

Taylor House Concert Series                    Brahms, Debussy, premiers                                     2010

First Church Somerville Concerts            Brahms, Debussy, premiers                                     2010

JP Concert Series                                        Milhaud, Bach, Brahms                                             2009

Juventas                                                       Premieres                                                                    2009

Juventas                                                       Premieres                                                                    2008

    

M.M.  Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA, May 2008.

B. M.  Hope College, Holland, MI, December 2005.

 

Primary instructors: Richard Ratner (piano), Jonathan Bass (piano), George Case (conducting), Huw Lewis (organ).

Conductors

Andrew Altenbach, Andy Anderson, George Case, Andrew Clark, Edward Jones, Jamie Kirsch, Stefan Lano, Beth Willer, Lidiya Yankovskaya

Masterclasses

Kenneth Kiesler

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Edward Auer

The Shanghai Quartet

William Bolcom

Pascal Roge

Logan Skelton

Ann Schein

Summer Programs

Medomak Condcutor's Retreat, Washington, ME, 2018

HighSCORE Festival, Pavia, Italy, 2011

Bowdoin Music Festival, Brunswick, ME, 2010

Oregon Bach Festival Composers' Symposium, Eugene, OR, 2009

World Premieres

"La Grotta di Trofonio" by Antonio Salieri (American Premier).  Lowell House Opera, 2016.

"The Tempest" by Joe Summer.  Opera (coach).  Somerville Theatre, 2015.

"Alleluia Toccata" by Carson Cooman.  Solo organ.  St. Peter's Episcopal of Cambridge, 2015

"A June Night" by Christopher Charig.  Chorus, piano, string quartet.  Arlington-Belmont Community Chorus, 2015.

"Detroit" by Scott Ordway.  Soprano, mezzo, and piano. The Michigan Recital Project, 2013.

"The Death of Minnehaha" by Mary Montgomery Koppel. Soprano, mezzo, flute, and piano. 

     The Michigan Recital Project, 2013.

"Ode To Lake Michigan" by Philip Rice. Soprano, mezzo, and piano.  The Michigan Recital Project, 2013.

"Three Pieces" by Richard Ratner.  Piano solo.  Boston Conservatory, 2013.

"Magnificat for the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo" by Joshua Shank.  Women's ensemble and piano. 

     The Lorelei Ensemble, 2013.

"The Reason Why the World" by Peter Child.  Mixed Choir.  MIT Concert Chorus, 2012.

"Songs for Insomniacs" by Tina Tallon.  Soprano and piano.  Brandeis University, 2011.

"Slant Apparatus" by Peter Van Zandt Lane.  Large ensemble.  Boston New Music Initiative, 2010.

"Jeder Engel ist Schrecklich" by James Kallembach.  Violin, Cello, and Piano.  JP Concert Series, 2010.

"Wondrous Love" by Emily Shisko.  Solo Organ.  First Congregational Church of Somerville, 2009.

"The Year of the Serpent" by Erin Huelskamp.  Kung-fu opera.  Juventas, 2009.

"Cerulean Soliloquy" by Anthony Joseph Lanman.  Flute and Piano.  Juventas, 2009.

"Introduction and Barrage" by Marcus Karl Maroney.  Violin, Cello, and Piano.  Juventas, 2009.

"Jabberwocky" by David Cutler.  Pierrot ensemble, with baritone.  Juventas, 2008.

"Harmonie du Soir" by Andy Vores.  Women's Choir and Piano.  Boston Conservatory, 2008.

"God Speaks" "The Flood" and "Three Songs" by Emily Shisko.  Soprano and piano.  Boston Conservatory, 2008.

© 2016 by Joseph Turbessi

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