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Bronxville Graduate John Devlin Conducts the National Symphony Orchestra PDF Print Email


By Staff 

Mar. 8, 2017:  On February 8, 2017, John Devlin, BHS '04, led the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in a concert program that featured soloist Joshua Bell, one of today's most celebrated violinists. Devlin conducted works by Manuel Ponce, Eric Nathan, Ottorino Respighi, Nigel Hess, Johannes Brahms, and Maurice Ravel. Eric Nathan, Mamaroneck HS ’02, is Devlin’s friend and fellow alumnus of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale.

The event, which took place in Ronald Reagan Hall in Washington, D.C., included a five-course meal by celebrity chef Mike Isabella. It was curated by Gourmet Symphony, an organization co-founded by Devlin two years ago to encourage audiences to enjoy classical music in a new way:  by pairing it with creative cuisine and custom cocktails.

Over 250 guests delighted in what The Washington Post's Anne Midgette called "the highest-end dinner music anyone could experience," led by Devlin "with flair," while dining on tuna tartare and foie gras with pomegranate gel, roast duck, and a five-item dessert plate that included passion fruit curd and black sesame cake, each course accompanied by a carefully paired cocktail or wine.

Devlin, cover conductor of the NSO, will accompany the orchestra on its March 2017 tour of Russia, where it will participate in the eighth annual festival honoring Mstislav Rostropovich, NSO director for seventeen seasons. Artistic director of Gourmet Symphony, Devlin also serves as assistant conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and as assistant director of orchestral studies at the University of Maryland School of Music, where in 2015 he earned a doctor of musical arts degree in orchestral conducting. His undergraduate degree is from Emory University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a double major in music and Latin.

Pictured here:  Violinist Joshua Bell and conductor John Devlin.

Photography by Scott Suchman/courtesy of the Kennedy Center



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