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Emily Freeman Brown

Emily Freeman Brown

Emily Freeman Brown is Music Director and Conductor of the Bowling Green Philharmonia and Opera Theater at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.



Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
This three-disc set provides a cohesive overview of Adler's output celebrating his 90th birthday. 

CKD 590  

Emily Freeman Brown - conductor

Emily Freeman Brown is Music Director and Conductor of the Bowling Green Philharmonia and Opera Theater at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

The first woman to receive a doctorate in orchestral conducting at the Eastman School of Music, Brown has appeared as conductor with orchestras in the United States, Europe, Central Asia and South America including the Rochester Philharmonic, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Syracuse and Toledo Symphonies, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Eastman Virtuosi, the Skaneateles Music Festival, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester in Germany, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony of Chile, the Sibiu State Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania, the Macedonia National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Soloists Orchestra in Astana.

Brown has recorded for Naxos, Albany, and Opus One. She served as Associate Conductor of the Eastman Philharmonia and Conductor for the Eastman Opera Theater and was a winner of the internationally known Affiliate Artists’ Conductor’s Program. In 2016 she was made Professor of Creative Arts Excellence at Bowling Green State University. She is the author of the Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (Rowman & Littlefield).

Brown studied conducting and cello at the Royal College of Music in London where she was twice winner of the Sir Adrian Boult Conducting Prize. Her major teachers have included Leonard Slatkin, Herbert Blomstedt, Franco Ferrara, David Effron, and James Dixon.


For further information - www.efreemanbrown.com
Records International
'...the ability to spin a winning lyricism in slow movements should make everything presented here approachable even to the just mildly adventurous…'
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MusicWeb International
'These are warm, polished and convincing performances, well-rehearsed, with immaculate ensemble in each case. All of the works have been recorded in top-notch sound.'
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Classica
4 Stars
'Convincing and authentic interpretations.'
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BBC Music Magazine
'...it's hard to beat the dancing simplicity of Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light for viola and guitar, or Ports of Call for guitar and two violins - a sunny guide to the Mediterranean calling points of Jewish refugees...Adler in a nutshell.'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'This is a musically well realized homage to the German born American composer Sam Adler. The works with various instruments cover a wide range of his life and different styles of expression. The overall impression is one of a life-affirming composer.'
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RBB Kulturradio
5 Stars
CD-Tipp: 'In five dance movements including "Rumble" to "Pavane", Adler proves his outstanding understanding of music history, especially in the concluding "Tarantella".'
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