Daniel Hege is widely recognized as one of America’s finest conductors, earning critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and for his commitment to creative programming. He served for eleven seasons as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony and in June 2009, was appointed Music Director of the Wichita Symphony. Currently, he is the Principal Guest Conductor of both the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Tulsa Symphony.
From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Hege served with the Baltimore Symphony, where he held the titles of Assistant, Associate, and Resident. Mr. Hege also served as Associate Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Pacific Symphony, Music Director of the Encore Chamber Orchestra in Chicago and Music Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony, where he was twice honored by the League of American Orchestras for innovative programming. Mr. Hege has also guest conducted the Houston, Detroit, Seattle, Indianapolis, Oregon, Colorado, San Diego, Columbus, and Phoenix symphonies; the Calgary Philharmonic; and led the orchestras at the Grand Teton and Aspen Music Festivals. International engagements include performances with the Singapore Symphony and the St. Petersburg Symphony at the Winter Nights Festival. In addition, Mr. Hege has worked with the Syracuse Opera, with which he led productions of Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, Tosca and Don Pasquale. Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Rochester, Buffalo, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Naples Philharmonics; the Louisville, Sarasota and Florida Orchestras; and the Houston, Edmonton, Pacific, Puerto Rico, Hartford, Omaha, Madison, Tucson, Charleston and Virginia symphonies. He appears with many of America’s orchestral training programs such as the Texas Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and the National Orchestral Institute. He has made numerous recordings, including a disc with the Baltimore Symphony and the Morgan State University Choir featuring works by Adolphus Hailstork and three CD’s with the Syracuse Symphony.
Mr. Hege also founded the University Chamber Orchestra, and served as Assistant Conductor of the University Orchestra and Music Director of the Utah Singers, at his alma mater the University of Utah. In May 2004, Mr. Hege was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Le Moyne College in Syracuse for his contributions to the cultural life in central New York State.
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