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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens Pops Season with Disney’s FANTASIA

Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur conducts the orchestra as Mickey Mouse dabbles in magic in Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

By - Oct 7th, 2016 03:13 pm

MILWAUKEE, WIS. Oct. 7, 2016 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2016.17 pops season with the Disney classic FANTASIA – live in concert on October 14-16, 2017, in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performance includes music and scenes from Disney’s original FANTASIA (1940) and FANTASIA 2000 in stunning HD.

Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur conducts the orchestra as Mickey Mouse dabbles in magic in Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Mythical unicorns and winged horses accompany Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Debussy’s Clair de Lune bring Disney’s crown jewels of feature animation to life.

About Yaniv Dinur
Born in Jerusalem in 1981, Yaniv Dinur has performed with orchestras in Israel, Europe, The United States, Canada and Mexico. He is a winner of numerous conducting awards, among them the 2nd Prize at the 2009 Mata International Conducting Competition in Mexico, and the Yuri Ahronovitch 1st Prize in the 2005 Aviv Conducting Competitions in Israel. He was chosen by the League of American Orchestras to be a featured conductor in the 2011 Bruno Walter Conducting Preview, and he is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Zubin Mehta Scholarship Endowment.

Dinur started his conducting career at the age of 19, performing with the Israel Camerata, making him the youngest conductor ever to conduct an orchestra in Israel. Since then, he also conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, New World Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Solisti di Perugia, Torino Philharmonic, Portugal Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Festival Orchestra, State Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM in Mexico, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

Dinur has worked closely with such world-class musicians as Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pinchas Zukerman, and Kurt Masur. He holds a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, where he studied with Prof. Kenneth Kiesler.

Yaniv Dinur began studying the piano at the age of 6 with his aunt, Olga Shachar, and later with Prof. Alexander Tamir, Tatiana Alexanderov, and Mark Dukelsky. At the age of 16, he began to study conducting with Dr. Evgeny Zirlin. While still in high school, Dinur began his formal studies with Dr. Zirlin at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. After graduating from the Jerusalem Academy, he studied privately with conductor Mendi Rodan. He served in the Israeli army’s Excellent Musicians unit. During his service tenure, he conducted the Education Corps Orchestra and wrote musical arrangements for the army’s various ensembles.

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The 2016.17 Pops Series is presented by Hal Leonard Corporation. Wisconsin Public Radio is the 2016.17 Pops Media Sponsor.

Disney FANTASIA Live in Concert
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Friday, October 14, 2017 @ 8 PM | Uihlein Hall
Saturday, October 15, 2017 @ 8 PM | Uihlein Hall
Sunday, October 16, 2017 @ 2:30 PM | Uihlein Hall

Tickets range from $26 to $116. Call 414.291.7605 or visit Tickets can be purchased by calling the Marcus Center box office at 414.273.7206.

About the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Edo de Waart, is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. Now in his eighth and final season with the MSO, Maestro de Waart has led sold-out concerts, elicited critical acclaim, and conducted a celebrated performance at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012. The MSO’s full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has found innovative ways to give music a home in the region, develop music appreciation and talent among area youth, and raise the national reputation of Milwaukee.

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