On July 29, Paul will conduct the Stanford Summer Symphony in a program of music by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Price, and Vaughan Williams, and on September 18, he will conduct the world premiere of The Necklace, a new opera by Haris Vrondos (music) and John Ioannidis (libretto). The performance will take place in Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford.
On May 13 & 15, Paul conducted Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection", with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Symphonic Chorus. The vocal soloists in the Mahler were soprano Esther Tonea and alto Malin Fritz Walrod. On May 1, Esther Tonea, an Adler Fellow at SF Opera, was selected as one of six winners of this year's Metropolitan Opera Annual Laffont Competition, and these were her first performances since the competition. Malin Fritz Walrod has performed at the Metropolitan Opera in The Magic Flute (Mozart), Die Walküre (Wagner), and Moses und Aron (Schoenberg), and with numerous orchestras and opera companies throughout the US and abroad. Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (in memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr.) by Adolphus Hailstork will open the concert.
On May 21, Paul conducted Stanford Philharmonia's Spring Concert in a program featuring music by Cherubini, Reinecke, Schubert, and Hailstork. Flutist Kristie Park '24, a winner of the 2022 Stanford Concerto Competition, will perform Reinecke's Flute Concerto in D Major, op. 283. Soprano Joelle Lamarre ended the concert with the California premiere of Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust, composed by Hailstork in 2020 to commemorate the infamous Tulsa Race Massacre.
On May 25, the Stanford University Department of Music presented CARNIVAL: Festival for Black Art @ Stanford. Paul organized this event with Akwasi Papa Abrefa, director of Cardinal Calypso, Stanford's steel drum ensemble. On that concert, Paul conducted two works by Adolphus Hailstork, Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (in memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr.) and Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust featuring Joelle Lamarre.
On June 24, Paul performed as pianist at Orvieto Musica in Italy, playing music by Ravel, Joplin, and Brahms.
STANFORD SUMMER SYMPHONY with violin soloist Lisa Saito and alto saxophone soloist Ricardo Martinez
Friday, 29 July 2022 at 7:30pm • Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Program: CLAUDE DEBUSSY Prelude to 'The Afternoon of a Faun' • CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 (1st mvt) • FLORENCE PRICE Dances in the Canebrakes (arr. W.G. Still) • CLAUDE DEBUSSY Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (arr. R. Roger-Ducasse) • RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5 in D Major