Friday, March 28, 2014

Gabriel Gordon - AYS Conductor


Gabriel Gordon Gabriel Gordon has served as conductor of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony since 2007, leading the orchestra in tours to Chicago, Australia, Austria, and in 2014 to Carnegie Hall in New York City.
In August of 2013, The Santa Fe Opera and The Albuquerque Youth Symphony collaborated in a fully staged production of the opera Noah's Flood by Benjamin Britten with Mr. Gordon as the conductor to wide acclaim.
Originally from New York City, Gabriel Gordon studied with some of the great luminaries of conducting including Kenneth Kiesler, Gustav Meier, Harold Farberman, David Gilbert, and Jonathan Strasser.
Mr. Gordon made his professional conducting debut with the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in 1998, and soon formed the Chamber Orchestra at Tower Hill with players from the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony.
He also worked as Music Director of the Greater Newark Youth Orchestra, The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra. Recently, Mr. Gordon has guest conducted the Santa Fe Symphony and Chatter, a Chamber Ensemble. In January of 2014, Mr. Gordon will have the honor to conduct the All-State Orchestra in Oklahoma City.

Also a violinist, Mr. Gordon has performed on the Placitas Artist Series, as well as with Serenata of Santa Fe, and Chatter, a Chamber Ensemble in all of its various forms.

Outside of work, Gabriel enjoys spending time with his family, playing string quartets with his wife and friends, reading literature of many kinds and is lifelong Yankee fan.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring by Ray Hansell


Spring has sprung upon us
Like it does each year
So many smiling faces
Because it's finally here

The days of winter behind us
Warm days lay ahead
Winter coats and warm pants
Can now all be shed

Spring showers will surely fall
Just like the wind will blow
The flowers all around us
Will finally start to grow

Watered from the showers
Sent from up above
Beautiful smells and colors
Are what spring is made of