The 2012 Anne M. Hale Speaker Series will conclude this year's program on Oct. 11th, with 'A Conductor's Life', an engaging talk by the acclaimed director and conductor of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, David Wroe, at 7 p.m. at the Westfield Memorial Library.
The series, in its fifth year, is hosted by The Friends of Westfield Memorial Library. Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Maestro David Wroe, the director and conductor of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra and Musica Morristown, has won plaudits for his work as a conductor in venues throughout the world. He serves as music director of Teatro Grattacielo in New York, and regularly conducts the New York City Opera. He has been the principal guest conductor at the City Opera of Heidellberg, Germany, and has conducted many other orchestras throughout Europe and Asia. He also founded the Kansas City Camerata and served as its musical director for seven years.
Wroe's devotion to music education has been exhibited in his service as director of orchestras at Montclair State University, his conducting of the New York University Symphony Orchestra, and his teaching at Harvard University, New England Conservatory and other educational institutions.
His numerous awards include a fellowship at Tanglewood, and a Congressional citation for community involvement. Wroe, a native of Great Britain, is a graduate of Manchester University and received his master's degree in music from Northwestern University.