Roger was recently awarded a 2017 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award. He is one of nine American conductors to receive this prestigious award. This is his second such award in the past five years, having previously been honored in 2013. Click here to read the official press release.
After two seasons as Assistant Conductor of Pacific Symphony, Roger has received a two-year extension of his contract. “Roger has made a tremendous musical contribution to Pacific Symphony,” says Maestro St. Clair. “In very short order, he gained the respect of the musicians and also the staff with whom he works so very closely. Offering Roger a two-year extension will give all of us some important stability for the near future. He is most deserving!” Roger will continue to conduct … Read More »
Roger will make his debut with the Long Beach Symphony on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 on their Pops Series with a program titled “Divas of the ’60s.” Enjoy Where Did Our Love Go?, My Boyfriend’s Back, Stop in the Name of Love and many more as these divas of today pay respect to the divas of yesterday. For more information, visit this link: http://longbeachsymphony.org/concerts-events/divas-of-the-60s/
Roger has been invited to serve as a Guest Cover Conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for their subscription concerts with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla at Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 31, April 1, and April 2. The program includes the U.S. Premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’ Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Four Alphorns and Orchestra, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 with Stephen Kovacevich, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 31, “Hornsignal.”
Roger has been invited to lead Education Concerts with the Boise Philharmonic on March 2, March 7 and March 8. The program will be titled “Symphony in Space” and feature music by Holst, Williams, Giacchino, and more. Check the “Schedule” section for specific details.
Roger Kalia has been invited to conduct the Great Falls Symphony in Great Falls, Montana as one of four finalists for music director from an initial pool of more than 115 applicants. Roger will conduct the orchestra on their February 25 subscription concert in a program of Shostakovich and Dvorak. See “Schedule” section for more details. Please click here to read an article in the Great Falls Tribune.
Roger will lead the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra on a ten-day tour of China from June 24-July 3. The orchestra will perform at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, the Grand Theatre in Wuzhen, and the Oriental Arts Centre in Shanghai. The orchestra will also participate in a side-by-side rehearsal with the Shanghai Nanyang Model High School. The tour program will be Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture, Narong Prangcharoen’s Lighter than Air (PSYO commission), Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from West Side … Read More »
Roger Kalia has been invited to conduct the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra of Kentucky as one of four finalists for the position of Music Director from an initial slate of 135 candidates from around the world. Roger will conduct the orchestra on their final subscription concert of the season on April 22, 2017. Click here for more.
Roger Kalia has been invited to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in two concerts as part of their Family Concert Series on April 24, 2016 at 2 and 4pm. The concert will feature speed painter Dan Dunn in a program titled “Lights! Canvas! Music!” Click here for more.
Roger Kalia has been named the new Assistant Conductor of the Pacific Symphony and Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. Click here for more