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OPUS 3 ARTISTS SIGNS RENEGADE COMPOSER/CONDUCTOR CHRISTOPHER ROUNTREE

01.15.15
Christopher Rountree

All the performances, led by Rountree, were exceptional...on Saturday night, the future of classical music – of all music – seemed in the right new hands.” 
Los Angeles Times

"Searing. Penetrating. Thrilling."
APM's Performance Today

Opus 3 Artists is pleased to announce exclusive representation of the trailblazing composer/conductor Christopher Rountree. Rountree is the founder, conductor and creative director of the innovative L.A. chamber orchestra wild Up. wild Up started in 2010 with no funding and no musicians, driven only by Rountree’s vision of a world-class orchestra that creates visceral, provocative experiences that are unmoored from classical traditions.

Whether he’s conducting, composing or curating a program, Rountree’s approach is united by extremely high energy and a deeply engaged relationship between a score, musicians and audience. If there is a dam separating establishment classical music from more adventurous forms, Rountree finds himself spilling over both sides – conducting Opera Omaha here, and writing experimental metal for the group gnarwhallaby there.

Rountree recently debuted on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series, and with the San Diego and Colorado Symphonies. In the coming year, Rountree will guest conduct John Adams’ "A Flowering Tree” at Opera Omaha, lead two San Francisco Symphony SoundBox concerts, and start a three-year stint as guest conductor and artist in residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Rountree will debut 12 of his own compositions with various groups and soloists including a collaboration with The Crossing and artists Allora & Calzadilla at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.