Elliot Moore
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Celebrating his inaugural season as Music Director of Colorado’s Longmont Symphony Orchestra, ELLIOT MOORE is one of the most exciting and multi-faceted American conductors of his generation. Concurrently, he holds the post of Music Director of New York City’s Blue Period Ensemble.

Elliot Moore made his Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut on March 3, 2015, conducting his newly formed Blue Period Ensemble in a program that included Tibetan Dance and the New York City premiere of Deep Red for Marimba and Ensemble by MacArthur Award recipient Bright Sheng and the Arnold Schoenberg/Rainer Riehn transcription of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.

Highlights of Elliot Moore’s rapidly expanding career include rehearsals and/or performances with Mexico’s Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, Canadian Chamber Opera of New York City, Motor City, Sewanee and St. Cloud symphony orchestras and Canada’s National Arts Center Orchestra, as part of its Summer Music Institute Conductors Program. After completing his doctoral work at the University of Michigan, he was invited back to lead programs of the University Philharmonia Orchestra and the Contemporary Directions Ensemble. Dr. Moore also served as Music Director of the Detroit Medical Orchestra.

Equally at home on the concert stage and in the opera pit, Elliot Moore led the 2010 world premiere performance of Ursula Kwong-Brown’s The First of Love at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. He has also led the University of Michigan Opera Theatre’s productions of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and Verdi’s Falstaff.

Born in Alaska, Elliot Moore received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he had been a recipient of the Helen Wu Graduate Conducting Fellowship. He began his conducting studies at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak with Kenneth Kiesler and was subsequently invited to be his assistant at the Manhattan School of Music, a position he held for two years.

Off the podium, Elliot Moore has a keen interest in languages, is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and is an award-winning cellist, who has performed in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil and the United States.

Elliot Moore and his wife, Dr. Pauline Cichon, a noted physician, make their home in Michigan.


Elliot Moore has a remarkably keen ear, excellent theoretical and analytical skills, and very clear and expressive technique. Here is a serious musician, who creates synergy among musicians, and places the music at the highest priority. There is no personal aggrandizement. Instead there is an authentic and genuine quality in who he is and what he does. How remarkably welcome these qualities are!

Kenneth Kiesler
 Professor of Conducting & Director of Orchestras, University of Michigan

I find Elliot Moore to be a highly intelligent, imaginative and deeply musical individual who deserves to have every opportunity to flourish as a conductor. He understand music from the inside and, while his passion for music is evident, it is because of his combination of passion and intelligence that shows in particular what a great future he has.

 Richard Danielpour
 Grammy Award-winning Composer

11/12/2016 (7:30pm)


Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, Skyline High School Campus

Mozart: Symphony #32
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #2
soloist: Vivian Choi
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

12/11/2016 (4pm)


Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State University


3/25/2017 (7:30pm)


The Church of Saint Augustine

Debussy: Nocturne #2
Poulenc: Gloria
soloist: Anne Jennifer Nash, soprano
with Great River Chorale
Saint-Saëns: Symphony #3
soloist: Dr. Charles Echols, organist

4/23/2017 (2pm)


Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (Clinton Township, MI)

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Barber: Violin Concerto
soloist: Andrew Sords
Dvorák: Symphony #8

7/4/2017 (1pm)


Thompson Park


Dvorák: Symphony #8 in G, Op. 88 (excerpts)

Motor City Symphony Orchestra (Michigan)
April 23, 2017

Poulenc: Concerto in g for Organ, Strings & Timpani (rehearsal)
soloist: Andrew Herbruck
ensemble of Michigan professional musicians
October 17, 2015

Mahler/Schoenberg: Das Lied von der Erde (audio only)
soloists: Kristin Eder, mezzo-soprano; Kyle Erdos-Knapp, tenor
Blue Period Ensemble
March 2, 2015

Beethoven: Symphony #2 in D, Op. 36 (excerpts)
Hanson: Symphony #2, Op. 30 (excerpts)
University of Michigan Philharmonia Orchestra
October 17, 2014