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Chris Confessore

Conductor

Chris Confessore

Biography

Christopher Confessore currently serves as Music Director of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Principal POPS Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. His schedule as a guest conductor has included appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He also regularly appears as a conductor for two of Walt Disney World's most elaborate productions: The Candlelight Processional at EPCOT – and The Music of Pixar: A Symphony of Characters at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Heralded as a sensitive accompanist and inspiring collaborator, Christopher Confessore has accompanied a distinguished list of artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Lang Lang. As a Pops conductor, he has appeared with a diverse group of superstars, including Grammy Award winners Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, Roberta Flack, Indigo Girls, Judy Collins, Marvin Hamlisch, LeAnn Rimes, Chris Botti, Peabo Bryson and Charlie Daniels and Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Jennifer Holiday. Music columnist Mary Colurso of The Birmingham News remarked "Anyone who regards the symphony as stuffy and elitist hasn't been to a SuperPops show when Confessore's in charge. He exudes nice-guy appeal on stage, along with real warmth, a sense of humor and smarts to spare."


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