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High Notes: Miguel Harth-Bedoya

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This event was recorded Wednesday at Hotel Jerome during the 2022 High Notes Series, in partnership with Aspen Public Radio.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a master of color, drawing idiomatic interpretations from a diverse and wide range of repertoire in concerts across the globe.

Celebrating more than 30 years of professional conducting, Harth-Bedoya has recently concluded tenures as chief conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (seven seasons) and as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (20 seasons), where he now holds the title of music director laureate. With a deep commitment to passing his experience on to the next generation of musicians, he is currently the Mary Franks Thompson director of orchestral studies at Baylor University, where in addition to conducting the orchestras, he teaches orchestral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate level.

He has also established The Conducting Institute to teach the fundamentals of conducting to students ages high school and up, of all levels, through an intensive summer program, workshops, courses and seminars. Previously, he held the position of director of orchestral studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Harth-Bedoya has amassed considerable experience at the helm of orchestras, including recently completing tenures as chief conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra — a post he held for seven seasons — and 20 seasons as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where he now holds the title of music director laureate and will conduct regularly. Previously, he held music director positions with the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand and the Eugene Symphony in Oregon.