Aspen Music Festival And School

Duain Wolfe Back To Performers

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  • chorus director

Duain Wolfe, founder and director of the Colorado Symphony Chorus and music director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, was elected chair of Chorus America in 2003. He is in his twenty-third season heading the Colorado Symphony Chorus, which supports numerous performances and radio broadcasts with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival every summer for more than a decade. In 2002 he founded the Chicago Symphony Singers, twenty-four soloists specializing in the presentation of staged concert repertoire. In his thirteenth season with CSC, America’s largest professional chorus, Mr. Wolfe has collaborated on many recordings, among them Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, winner of the 1998 Grammy for Best Opera Recording. His achievements have earned numerous awards, including an honorary Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Denver, the Bonfils Stanton Award in the Arts and Humanities, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline. Mr. Wolfe is also founder-director of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, from which he retired in 1999 after twenty-five years. He was active with the Central City Opera Festival for twenty years as conductor and artistic administrator and he has also directed and prepared choruses for the Ravinia and Grand Teton festivals. He recently began working with Pinchas Zukerman and the choral programs of the Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra. Summer 2007

Robert Spano, Music Director

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