Originally from Boone, NC, John Taylor Ward is a multifaceted artist and arts entrepreneur. Most recently, he has appeared in the U.S. premiere of Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus under the direction of Peter Sellars, a world tour of Monteverdi’s operas led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and two years as a member of Les Arts Florissants’ Jardin des voix. Ward is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and holds three advanced degrees from the Yale School of Music, where his musicological research focused on traditional Appalachian music. Taylor is a founding core member of Cantata Profana (winner of Chamber Music America’s award for Most Adventurous Programming) and is the founding associate artistic director of the Lakes Area Music Festival, which brings 170 classical musicians from around the world to central Minnesota for collaborations in chamber music, symphonic repertoire, ballet, and opera.
12, 14, 15 December 2018
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra