Daniel Hege to Direct Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra For 5 More Years

Renowned conductor Maestro Daniel Hege has renewed his contract as Music Director of The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Daniel Hege

Hege first took the position in 2018 and with this renewal he will continue his role for another five years. He is a seasoned director as he was the music director of the Syracuse Symphony for 11 years and in 2009 he became the director of Wichita Symphony. Right before his current position he was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony of the 2015/16 season.

Hege comes from a line of musical talent as his grandfather, Boyd Eagle Piatote was a Jazz Musician and composer. Although he currently works in New York, he is a Nez Perce Colorado Native and a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. He is also one of the only Indigenous orchestra directors in America.

In 1978, he graduated from Bethel College, Kansas where he studied music and history.  He then received a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Utah. During his time in Utah, he founded the University Chamber Orchestra, and served as both the Assistant Conductor of the University Orchestra and Music Director of the Utah Singers. 

Notably, in 2015, Daniel Hege conducted Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, with operatic bass, Samuel Ramey.

In this upcoming season he plans to do more community outreach by participating in the Kilmer Lectures and adding a series of public chats at the Broome County Arts Council. 

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