Jose Serebrier: Story Behind The Picture
José Serebrier is a globe trotting composer and conductor making music and recordings with the top orchestras, and in recent years, received 37 Grammy nominations for his work. Serebrier worked with legendary conductors Leopold Stokowski and George Szell and led music festivals in Massachusetts, and Florida, commissioning many composers, including Elliot Carter's String Quartet No. 4. José has toured with the Juilliard Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Spain and numerous others.
The most recent release (above right) on Naxos is a "best of" Stokowski Transcriptions, taken from four discs recorded over the last ten years. The cover shows a young Serebrier with Leopold Stokowski, and WBAA's Music Director John Clare asked about the picture (seen left).
There's more about the new release here. We'll have more from the maestro and his music making soon!