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George Steel
Posted: October 26th, 2009
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George Steel is the founder and conductor of the Gotham City Orchestra and Vox Vocal Ensemble. For more than 11 years, he transformed Columbia University’s Miller Theater into an acclaimed showcase for both early and modern music. In February of 2009 after just a few months running the Dallas Opera, he was tapped to head the New York City Opera, an institution with a very rich history.

Last February, George Steel began his tenure as New York City Opera’s new General Manager and Artistic Director. Building on the company’s core mission of artistic excellence and accessibility, Steel’s plans include broadening the company’s adventurous approach to repertory, supporting the careers of promising artists and continuing to develop the company’s education and outreach programs. November 5th will see City Opera’s return to the stage of the renovated David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. The repertory will be all-American music entitled American Voices.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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