Rafael Payare conducts Roméo et Juliette in his first year as Principal Conductor at Castleton Festival
Following a busy European season, this summer sees a string of important US debuts for Rafael Payare. Having recently been appointed as Principal Conductor of the Castleton Festival, Rafael conducts Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in four performances. Rafael will also conduct the Castleton Festival orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No.9 in memory of Lorin Maazel.
Rafael then makes his debut at the Aspen Festival where he conducts the orchestra in a programme of Liszt, De Falla and Berlioz's monumental Symphonie Fantastique. This is then followed by his debut at the Ravinia Festival conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring Pinchas Zukerman in a performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto.
Other US highlights next season include a return visit to the Cincinnati Symphony and his debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.