9-10 Concert Orchestra 2018 Information
2018 Concert Orchestra (9-10) Conductor
Dr. Charles Gambetta began his conducting studies with Ansel Brusilow in 1974 at the University of North Texas where he was also Associate Conductor and Arranger for the renowned One O'clock Lab Band. After completing his undergraduate studies at California State University Hayward, he served as Double Bassist and Arranger with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Following three years of distinguished military service he continued his education, earning a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
As Founder and Music Director of the Young American Symphony Orchestra, a fellowship program for emerging orchestral musicians, Dr. Gambetta helped young performers bridge the gap between a college/conservatory education and a career in professional music. Concurrent with his doctoral studies he served as Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Fayetteville Symphony (NC) and the Philharmonia of Greensboro. His guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, the Fayetteville Symphony, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre and the Philharmonia of Greensboro. He has appeared internationally with the Philharmonic Orchestra "Mihail Jora" of Bacau, Romania, the National Orchestra of Ukraine, the Rome Festival Orchestra, the Varna State Philharmonic and the Catania International Festival Orchestra in Sicily.
Dr. Gambetta has been a member of the music faculty at Greensboro College since 2002 where he teaches applied double bass, music appreciation, jazz appreciation and orchestration. He is also on the string faculty at Guilford College and Elon University, and he continues to maintain an active career as a double bassist as his schedule permits.
Pieces scheduled to be performed
Saint-Saëns - Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F, 4th Movement - Allegro con fuoco