Assistant Conductor Candidate
A dynamic and versatile conductor, Adam Kerry Boyles is a notable figure in the musical life of the Boston area. Boyles is currently Director of Orchestras at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Music Director of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. Previous Music Director positions include three seasons with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, five seasons with Opera in the Ozarks, and five seasons with MetroWest Opera. Mr. Boyles served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Arizona.
Recent engagements include performances with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, On Site Opera, Grand Harmonie, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Austin Chamber Ensemble, Audio Inversions, Michigan State University, Rhode Island College, and three operas with Boston Opera Collaborative. Mr. Boyles also served as a cover conductor with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in 2007. He has worked with many notable conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Roger Norrington, Kurt Masur, and Gunther Schuller. With Maestro Masur, Mr. Boyles was invited to work with the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra on three occasions.
An accomplished vocalist, Mr. Boyles performed in numerous operas with the Indiana University Opera Theater, and in Arizona Opera’s first complete presentation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. He has sung with many professional choral ensembles across the country such as Conspirare, True Concord, Apollo’s Voice, Mon Choeur, Cantique, and the Tucson Chamber Artists. In 2010, Mr. Boyles was featured as a guest soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
Boyles received his Doctor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University.
For this concert, Mr. Boyles will conduct Debussy’s Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” (Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun) and Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor, 2nd & 3rd Movements.