Douglas Kinney Frost
American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost has led orchestras and opera companies on four continents, consistently receiving high praise from journalists and his colleagues. He has been re-engaged by every opera company, orchestra and academic institution he has conducted. “Under the baton of music director Douglas Kinney Frost the orchestra consistently presents concerts that are interesting, stimulating and thought-provoking.”
Hailed as ‘fearless’ by the national press during his eight-year tenure as Artistic and Music Director of Syracuse Opera he has demonstrated an ability to inspire audiences and artists with creative programming and thrilling performances. Maestro Frost has a national reputation for dynamic education initiatives, and his advocacy for emerging vocalists and conductors remains a significant national calling card.
He has conducted the world’s finest musical institutions including LA Opera, Baltimore Symphony, Teatro Colon, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. In 2015, the LA Times has acclaimed his ‘colorful style of conducting’. He has appeared with many acclaimed international instrumental and vocal artists including Joshua Bell, Greer Grimsley, David Schifrin and Patricia Racette. Through his development he has assisted some of the world’s most beloved conductors including James Conlon, Richard Bonynge and Marin Alsop.
Maestro Frost remains a ‘champion of contemporary musical theater and opera’ though his repertoire is vast. His 2015 recording of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang’s the difficulty of crossing a field is available through amazon and iTunes. An exclusive performance of the work following the recording was hailed by the New York Times for its ‘dynamic musical direction’ under the direction of Maestro Kinney Frost.