Ryan McAdams

An American conductor based in Brooklyn, New York.  Equally prized for operatic, symphonic, and contemporary music, his engagements for 2016 include performances with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Opera di Firenze, Santa Fe Symphony, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, RTE Orchestra in Dublin, Wordless Music Orchestra, Orchestra 2001, and more.  http://www.ryan-mcadams.com
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McAdams to tour Southern Italy with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, April 27th-30th 13. Apr 2016

On the heels of his highly successful concert performance of Bizet's "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Ryan returns to Torino to take the RAI Orchestra on tour with cellist Mario Brunello.Concerts in Torino, Catania, Reggio Calabria and Taranto. The performa...

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"The Elegance of Ryan McAdams"- Le Figaro raves about McAdams' Owen Wingrave in Nancy
2014-10-07 Le Figaro, Nancy
""The occasion also allowed me to discover the young American Ryan McAdams, whose elegant, precise direction obtained a concentration and tension from l'Orchestra symphonique et lyrique de Nancy that was perfectly in tune with the dense staging.""
(Christian Merlin)
REVIEW from 2014-10-07  
McAdams a "Revelation" with Pearl Fishers in Firenze
2016-02-26 Corriere della Sera, Florence
""The real revelation of the evening was the young conductor Ryan McAdams, appreciated both in the symphonic repertoire and here at his Florentine opera debut. Elastic, confident gestures brought a cohesive sound and clarity to the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale: his smooth direction found an introspective dimension, but always ensured the right dramatic moments.  We will surely hear him again in other operas.""
(Francesco Ermini Polacci)
REVIEW from 2016-02-26  
"Best Don Giovanni in New York in Years" - Raves for McAdams' Don Giovanni with Venture Opera
2015-11-08 Opera News, New York City
""...This was by far the most enjoyable and thought-provoking Don Giovanni New York has heard in many a year: Cahill's concept proved multi-layered and insightful, and McAdams' work with the orchestra was seamless and disciplined.""
(David Shengold)
REVIEW from 2015-11-08  
A "Super-Nova" Music Director - McAdams' Don Giovanni in New York
2015-11-25 Huffington Post, New York City
""I marveled at the quality and color McAdams and his orchestra achieved...the overture was crisp, clean and frightening, the perfect harbinger of the musical quality to come.  Ending the opera as he began it, Maestro McAdams conducted a spectacular finale, his orchestra truly formidable. He never let up for an instant and sounded as deliberate and powerful in the end as he had in the Overture, easily three hours earlier.""
(Glen Roven)
REVIEW from 2015-11-25  
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
Kancheli: Chiaroscuro, with Julian Rachlin and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
"Excellent...great elegance and clarity." Rave for McAdams' Pearl Fishers in Florence
2016-03-01 GBOpera, Florence
""McAdams gave an excellent reading of the score, valuing the richness of the colors, alternating the delicacy of the most ecstatic moments with the vehemence and excitement of the most dramatic moments, offering support to the soft singing and tempo flexibility…great elegance and clarity, caressing and lulling tempi, glittering textures and splendid sounds, without a shadow of harshness…""
(Filippo Bozzi)
REVIEW from 2016-03-01  
"Subtlety and Emotion" - Rave for Carmina Burana with the Israel Philharmonic
2014-04-28 Haaretz, Tel Aviv
""..full of imagination and subtlety and emotion...Conductor Ryan McAdams knew how to bring order to this music, and drew great sounds from the orchestra and chorus...the Carmina Burana is a real event.""
(Noam Ben-Zeev)
REVIEW from 2014-04-28