David Feltner, Music Director
Hailed as “an intelligent and insightful musician” by The Boston Globe, David Feltner is in his fifteenth season as Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Boston, a group that is winning praise from audiences and critics alike for its innovative programs. As Steven Ledbetter wrote in The Boston Music Intelligencer: “David Feltner put together a truly captivating program …one of the most completely satisfying concerts that I have heard this season.”
An advocate for music of our time, Mr. Feltner has conducted many premieres and works by living composers including Anais Azul, Jeremy Beck, Benedikt Bryden, Kenji Bunch, Oliver Caplan, Joe Clark, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Halim El-Dahb, Adrienne Elisha, Stephen Feigenbaum, Lukas Foss, Paul Gay, Osvaldo Golijov, Henryk Gorecki, Lee Hoiby, Daniel Kellogg, Aaron Jay Kernis, Henning Kraggerud, Vuk Kulenovic, Libby Larsen, Steve Laven, Thomas Oboe Lee, Erik Lindgren, John McDonald, Max Mueller, Krzysztof Penderecki, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Robert Edward Smith, Tison Street, Scott Wheeler, Katrina Wreede, Evan Ziporyn and Ellen Taafee Zwilich.
Following the inaugural concert of the COB in January 2001, Mr. Feltner was invited to serve as Associate Conductor and Chorus Master for Boston Lyric Opera’s 2001-02 season, for which he received critical acclaim. After his Jordan Hall debut, he was invited to serve as Cover Conductor for Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. He has also served as Cover Conductor for the Rhode Island Philharmonic and has been Guest Conductor for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra and Intermezzo: The New England Chamber Opera Series.
Mr. Feltner is also in his fourteenth season as Music Director of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. His performance of Robert Edward Smith’s Concerto for English Horn with the NCO was selected as one of the top ten best local performances in New Hampshire for 2007. In the Classical Countdown: Best of 2007, music critic Jeff Rapsis wrote: “Conductor David Feltner brought the Nashua Chamber Orchestra to new places.”
Board & Staff
Sharon Ireland Lewis, President
David Feltner, Treasurer
David Root, Clerk
Mary Anne Carlson, Audience Services
Eric Helmuth, Website and E-Newsletter
Mary C. Timmons