Charles Peltz is currently the Music Director of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and Director of Wind Ensembles at the New England Conservatory of Music. He was formerly a staff conductor with both the Syracuse Symphony and the Buffalo Opera Company. His guest conducting has included acclaimed appearances in the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, Orquesta Nacional in Bogota, Colombia, the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, and the Merrick Symphony, where he serves as principal guest conductor. Recent theater performances were with the Fiddlehead Theater and Boston Academy of Music. He has appeared with the Pacific Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, New Jersey Ballet, Delaware Valley Philharmonic and numerous concerts with the North American New Music Festival. He conducted on several Mode recordings, one of which won the prestigious Diapason d’or award in France.
As an award-winning educator, Mr. Peltz has held positions at Harvard, Ithaca College and SUNY at Buffalo. His tenure as music director of the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra brought notoriety to that group for its work with world-renowned composers including Lukas Foss, Joan Tower, Michael Colgrass, Augusta Read Thomas, Chou Wen Chung and Karel Husa. He is also a frequent conductor of youth festival orchestras and bands and is the Director of Orchestras at the Luzerne Music Center summer music school.
John Cage: The Piano Concertos (mode 57)
The Orchestral Works 2 (mode 86)
Michael Colgrass / Gunther Schuller: Déjà vu (mode 125)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Le Jongleur de Notre Dame (mode 59)
Arthur Honegger: Christoph Colomb (mode 35)
Lydia Kavina: Spellbound! (mode 199)
Iannis Xenakis: Complete Works for Piano Solo (mode 80)