Perry So to music direct Stuck Elevator

Conductor Perry So will be music director for Stuck Elevator as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas/Yale Institute for Music Theatre workshop showings this June.

So is Assistant Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and holds honors that include First Prize at the 2008 International Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St. Petersburg and a Dudamel Conducting Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Stuck Elevator is a far cry from his usual work with symphony orchestras. In fact, So's engagement with Stuck Elevator this summer is sandwiched between performances with the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Noord Nederlands Orkest. Wow (!)

It will be amazing to have his expertise on this solo-comic-scrap-metal-opera where one singer + a handful of instruments tell the story of an undocumented Chinese immigrant trapped in an elevator. Thanks to producer Beth Morrison and artistic director Mark Brokaw for finding Conductor So.