The Kennedy Center: Side Show, The Guardsman, First You Dream, Follies, Master Class, Ragtime;
Broadway: Three Generations, August Wilson’s 20th Century, Carnival!, Mame, Sunday in the Park with George, The Glass Menagerie;
Wilma Theater: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the Kimmel Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Lincoln Center: The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Concert.
Other credits include the Horatio Alger Awards, the Helen Hayes Awards, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Source Theatre Company, Washington Stage Guild, Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton, and My One and Only in Cologne, Germany.
American conductor Emil de Cou is currently the music director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and appears regularly with orchestras across the country. After his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap in 2000, he joined the orchestra as associate conductor and led the NSO on national tours and at the U.S. Capitol Building. He has remained a regular figure at the Kennedy Center since his first performances here in 1988.
De Cou has appeared with some of the country's leading orchestras such as those of Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Saint Louis, and the Boston Pops. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 with the New York Pops Orchestra.
De Cou was born in Los Angeles and studied with Daniel Lewis at the University of Southern California. He was the subject of a documentary on National Public Radio and was chosen from 200 candidates to study in Leonard Bernstein’s master class at the Hollywood Bowl. For his ongoing work with NASA, de Cou was awarded the agency’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal by Administrator Charlie Bolden at the NSO at Wolf Trap performance of The Planets in July 2012. He makes his home in San Francisco and Seattle.
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