Barry araújo Kolman

Barry araújo Kolman


Internation Guest Conductor and Music Director
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2015Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43, D majorGuest Conductor
2012Bizet: CarmenConductor
1999Strauss J.: Die FledermausConductor
1990Gounod: Roméo et JulietteConductor
1983Lehár: Die Lustige WitweConductor
1983Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoConductor
1983Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaConductor
1982Bellini: NormaConductor


celebrating his 25th year as Music Director and Conductor of the Shenandoah Symphony
Orchestra. He is a champion of American and 20th Century music with a great interest in Opera from the Romantic era. 

During his tenure, he and the Orchestra have shared the stage with such worldrenowned
performers as the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Chestnut Brass Company, Leon
Bates, German violinist virtuoso Natasha Korsakova, Greg Banaszak solo saxophonist with
the Cleveland Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist, Mark Nuccio.The
SSO has recorded “American Classics”, its first CD, and will be part of a documentary
produced by the Virginia Historical Society.
As a guest conductor, Dr. Kolman has also led the Orchestre Royal de Chambre of Belgium,
the Orquestra do Norte in Portugal (as conductor and clarinetist), the Poznan and
Czestochowa Orchestras in Poland, the Cordoba Symphony Orchestra in Argentina, the
Hunan Philharmonic in China (two invitations), the Botosani Philharmonic in Romania, the
Gilea Chamber Orchestra and Crimean State Philharmonic Orchestra in Ukraine, the West
Bohemian Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic, the Ural State Philharmonic in
Russia, the and the Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic.
Dr. Kolman has guest conducted the Buffalo Philharmonic (New York), Mesa (Arizona) and
North Arkansas Symphony Orchestras and recorded his fifth CD with the State Philharmonic
of Iasi (Romania). He has conducted the Slovak State Symphony Orchestra of Kosice during
the city's annual sacred music festival and then in the first recording of Anton Rubinstein's
Symphony No. 3 for Centaur Records. He has also recorded music of Pulitzer prize-winner
Karel Husa with the Slovak Radio Symphony in Bratislava for the Marco Polo label; a
recording which his garnished critical acclaim. Subsequently, a recording of George
Antheil’s music, also on Centaur, was released as well as a disk of Max Steiner's film.
Dr. Kolman was previously the Music Director and Conductor of the James Madison
University Symphony Orchestra, which he led on their first tour of metropolitan New York.
As Music Director and Conductor of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Kolman
established a guest artist series, a Kinder-Concert series and a commissioning project.
Barry Kolman received his doctorate in conducting from the University of Northern Colorado
where he was awarded the Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence and a Colorado Graduate
Fellowship. His Master of Music degree in clarinet performance is from Illinois State
University and his bachelor's degree in music education is from the Crane School of Music,
for which he received a New York State Regents' Scholarship.
Dr. Kolman studied conducting with Eugene Corporon of the University of North Texas, and
has participated in extensive master classes led by Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, and
Frederick Fennell.
He has recently published The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music (Mellen
Press), which received the Adele Mellen Prize for Scholarly Contribution, and El Lenguaje
De La Música, Al Descubierto (Editorial Seleer, Spain) which is a Spanish

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43, D major Frederick Symphony 2015
Barricade Immediately Shenandoah Valley Opera 2015
Bizet: Carmen Immediately Shenandoah Valley Opera 2012
Strauss J.: Die Fledermaus Immediately Shenandoah Opera 1999
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette Immediately Shenandoah Valley 1990