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SPEAKER | George Steel

The Culture of Innovation


George Steel, Keynote Speaker at The Culture of Innovation, ISPA's 65th Annual Congress, in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.

George SteelGeorge Steel

One of the most exciting forces on the classical music scene, George Steel was appointed General Manager and Artistic Director of the New York City Opera in February 2009. He has been acclaimed as an impresario of opera and dance and as a conductor of music from the Renaissance to the present day. He is the founder and conductor of the Vox Vocal Ensemble and the Gotham City Orchestra. His appearances as a singer, composer, pianist, educator, and conductor have been televised, recorded, webcast, and broadcast live on radio.

Before coming to New York City Opera in 2009, Steel ran the Miller Theatre in New York from 1997–2008, where Time Out New York called him NY's "impresario of the improbable.” He has made it his mission to reinvent the concert-going experience, and attracts large, young audiences. Steel received the ASCAP-Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music in 2004-05 and 2001-02.

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