Faust wears a lab coat, opera orchestra members don costumes and appear on stage, as the maestro conducts via television monitor from the pit. New Philharmonic Opera's work is imaginative and adventurous.
Kirk Muspratt (Music Director and Conductor) was named 2018 Conductor of the Year (Professional Orchestra) by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.
Conductor Kirk Muspratt begins his 19th highly acclaimed season as Music Director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.
Kirk Muspratt, Conductor
Conductor Kirk Muspratt of Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic and DuPage Opera Theatre has a dynamic perspective on how music touches the listener. In his theater, anything is possible.
He creates a one-to-one relationship with individual symphony audience members through outreach and education efforts including "Just Ask Kirk" and "Cookies With Kirk." Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and New Philharmonic patrons enjoy personal answers to their questions.
Appreciation begins with the young and he supports young artists by providing important performance opportunities through Young Peoples' Competitions and "Side-by-Sides" with the symphony.
He enjoys visits to area schools. When school groups visit his auditorium for a performance, he takes time to offer a warm and instructional chat.
Recognized as one of the outstanding figures in the new generation of conductors, Conductor Kirk Muspratt has garnered international critical acclaim as a “born opera conductor” (Rheinische Post), “a knowledgeable musician who delivers superbly controlled, gorgeously shaped readings” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and “friend to local music” (Midwest Beat Magazine). The Los Angeles Times declared, “Watch him!”