Joseph Turrin

Guest Conductor

Since completing his formal education at the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, Joseph Turrin has pursued a career that has been multifaceted. As a composer, Hemispheres, was commissioned for Kurt Masur¹s final concert with the New York Philharmonic in May 2002. Other works by Mr. Turrin are Jazzalogue No. 1, Fandango written for Philip Smith and Joseph Alessi, Chronicles for Philip Smith and Quadrille for the West Point Military Academy Band. Most recently his Trombone Concerto Illuminations was recorded by Joseph Alessi for Summit Records. In addition, the Philharmonic-commissioned Two Gershwin Portraits for trumpet soloists Wynton Marsalis and Philip Smith. Turrin lists among his film and theater credits the scores for Alan Alda¹s film A New Life, Little Darlings, Weeds, Tough Guys Don't Dance, Verna-USO Girl, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Kingdom of Shadows and Broken Blossoms. Turrin has appeared as a conductor with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, and New Jersey Symphonies; he has performed as a pianist on many recordings and as orchestral pianist for the New Jersey Symphony.

He has received awards and grants from the United Nations (for contributions in the arts), ASCAP, American Music Center, and five Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in addition to the Ann M. Alburger Award for Chamber Music.