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Feb-8-2018 •

The Fauré holds a unique place in the history of requiems. Labadie explains why: "[It's] not about judgment and it's not about the fear of death. It's about peace: peace of mind and peace of the body."

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Jan-6-2018 •

Dispeker Artists is pleased to welcome industry veteran Jenny Palmer, who joins the agency as Director of Booking. Jenny was most recently a Vice President at IMG Artists, where she worked from 2001 to 2017, serving as Booking Manager for the Midwest and West Coast. Prior to that, Jenny was at Rena Shagan Associates, as a booking agent for the Northeast, and also handled tour management for RSA’s international artists.

Jenny began her arts management career at The Paul Taylor Dance Company, working as Associate Company Manager for Taylor 2, and Operations Associate.  Her varied background is not exclusive to the arts, however, having also worked in the financial services, fashion and travel industries.

Jenny brings a wealth of knowledge of the classical music industry and the performing arts, domestically and internationally, which promises to be a tremendous asset for Dispeker Artists as it expands its venerable past into an exciting future.

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Gregory Vajda
Conductor
Gregory Vajda continues to be one of the most highly regarded conductors on the international scene. He was called a “young titan” by the Montreal Gazette after conducting the Montreal Symphony in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung. He has been resident conductor of the Oregon Symphony for over seven seasons. He currently serves as the music director of the Huntsville (AL) Symphony, and is principal conductor of the Hungarian Radio Symphony (MR Symphony Orchestra), for both of which he conducts annually. He has been artistic director and conductor of Music in the Mountains (CA) and in 2014 was named Artistic Advisor to the Armel Opera Festival. In the 2017-18 season he conducts the Hungarian premiere of Georgia Bottoms: A Comic Opera of the Modern South at the Liszt Academy, a “Midnight Concert” series with the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra (Hungary), guest conducts the Rutgers (New Jersey) Symphony, and tours China with the Budapest Symphony.