Scott Speck (Conductor) comes to The Suzanne Farrell Ballet from the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and Joffrey Ballet. With recent performances in London, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, Scott has acquired international acclaim as a conductor of passion, intelligence, and winning personality. He has conducted at the world's leading venues including Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, London's Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, the Kennedy Center, San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House, and ?the Los Angeles Music Center. His gala performances with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Evelyn Glennie, and Olga Kern have highlighted his recent and current seasons as Music Director of the Mobile ?Symphony Orchestra; and he has collaborated intensively with Carnegie Hall as Music Director of the West Michigan Symphony. He has led numerous performances with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, ?Baltimore, Houston, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, Beijing, Vancouver, Romania, Slovakia, Buffalo, Columbus (OH), Honolulu, Louisville, New Orleans, Oregon, Rochester, Florida, and Virginia, among many others.