Spring Performances Of Johan De Meij On The East Coast

From March 12 until June 9, Dutch conductor and composer Johan de Meij will give several performances on the East Coast.

De Meij’s award-winning oeuvre of original compositions, symphonic transcriptions and film score arrangements has garnered him international acclaim and have become permanent fixtures in the repertoire of renowned ensembles throughout the world.

His Symphony No. 1 “The Lord of the Rings,” performed above by The New York Wind Symphony, was awarded the prestigious Sudler Composition Prize and has been recorded by many other myriad ensembles including The London Symphony Orchestra,

Before devoting his time exclusively to composing and conducting, Johan de Meij enjoyed a successful professional career as a trombone and euphonium player, performing with major orchestras and ensembles in The Netherlands. He is in high demand as a guest conductor and lecturer, frequently invited to speak about and perform his own works. Meanwhile, he is also the founder and CEO of his own publishing company Amstel Music, established in 1989.

He currently maintains posts with both The New York Wind Symphony and The Kyushu Wind Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan as their principal guest conductor. He was also appointed regular guest conductor of The Simón Bolívar Youth Wind Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela – part of the celebrated Venezuelan educational system El Sistema. 

Concert Dates 

  • May 15, 7:30 PM.
    Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA.
    With The Allentown Band, co-conductor Ronald Demkee, Patricia Risley (mezzo soprano), and the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus.
  • May 22, 7:30 PM.
    Schaeffer Hall, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA.
    With The Allentown Band, co-conductor Ronald Demkee, Patricia Risley (mezzo soprano), and the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus.