Showcase with Barbara Kellar #305: Spotlight on Maestro Carmon DeLeone

On this episode of “SHOWCASE with BARBARA KELLAR,” Maestro Carmon DeLeone discusses his life and his accomplishments throughout his fifty plus years of conducting orchestras and composing scores.


Maestro DeLeone has composed many original scores for the Cincinnati Ballet including Fanfare, Funk and Fandango (An American Dance Set); Princess & the Pea; Peter Pan; With Timbrel and Dance, Praise His Name; and Ruth Page's Billy Sunday, which was nationally televised in 1983.


For twelve years he served as Assistant, and later Resident Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and has worked with Music Directors Max Rudolf, Thomas Schippers, Walter Susskind, and Erich Kunzel.


Maestro DeLeone has also held the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Opera and Music Theatre at CCM. During this tenure, he conducted productions of Prince Igor, Gianni Schicchi, The Crucible, and La Callisto (American Premiere). At Indiana University, he conducted the world premiere and nationally televised production of John Eaton's children's opera, The Lion and Androcles.


Maestro DeLeone made his New York conducting debut with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their season-opening gala performance of Carmina Burana and Revelations at New York's City Center and later made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke's.


{Source: Cincinnati Ballet’s website}

26 minutes
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CET Studios