Broadway Today with Maestro Jeff Tyzik

Broadway Today with Maestro Jeff Tyzik

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jeff Tyzik

Photo: Tyler Boye

Join host Robert Hammond as he welcomes your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s principle pops conductor Jeff Tyzik to the program.  They’ll have an engaging conversation about the RPO’s upcoming concert on July 7th, Broadway Today. Memorable music from today’s biggest hits on the Great White Way, including Wicked, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, RENT and many others will be featured on Stage Notes.  

Featured vocalists at the concert will be Tamra Hayden, Gary Mauer, and Craig Schulman.

 Jeff Tyzik     

Grammy Award-winner Jeff Tyzik has earned a reputation as one of America's most innovative pops conductors, recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. The 2011-12 season marks his eighteenth season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He also serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Oregon Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Highly sought-after as a guest conductor, Tyzik’s recent guest appearances include the Boston Pops and the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. He also has appeared with the Cincinnati Pops, the New York Pops, the orchestras of Dallas, Detroit, and Milwaukee, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, among others. Tyzik made his U.K. debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in June 2010.

A native of Hyde Park, N.Y., Tyzik began his life in music at age nine playing the cornet. He studied both classical and jazz throughout high school and went on to earn both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied composition/arranging with Radio City Music Hall’s Ray Wright and jazz studies with the great band leader Chuck Mangione. 

An accomplished composer and arranger, Tyzik has written over 200 works for orchestra, including a trombone concerto commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and performed at Carnegie Hall. His newest commission, a timpani concerto, was premiered by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2010.

His compositions and arrangements have been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Doc Severinsen and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Summit Brass, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

Tyzik has produced a GRAMMY Award-winning album, The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen, Vol. 1. In May 2007, harmonia mundi released his recording conducting works by Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the Rochester Philharmonic, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard classical chart. He also has produced and composed theme music for many of the major television networks and released six of his own albums.

Tyzik lives in Rochester with his wife, Jill. For more information, please visit jefftyzic.com.

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