Jayce Ogren is building a reputation in both orchestra and opera as one of the finest young conductors in the United States. During the summer of 2018 he makes his San Francisco Symphony debut and leads West Side Story in the Brevard Music Festival.
Highlights of the 2018/19 include appearances with the orchestras of Dallas, Edmonton, Santa Rosa, Portland, Omaha, Oklahoma City and Spokane. He leads the score to Terrance Malick's The Voyage of Time with the Wordless Orchestra at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times with the Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal.
In 2017/18, he returned to the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada and to the Indianapolis, Dallas, Colorado, Nashville and Edmonton Symphonies. He debuted with the orchestras in Columbus, Louisville and Asheville, NC.
Ogren has creatively crossed boundaries to fulfill his interests in new and alternate kinds of productions, leading Basil Twist’s Rite of Spring at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival and collaborated with the International Contemporary Ensemble at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and at the Wien Modern Festival, and has led concerts with l’Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris – where he also led Robert Carson’s production of My Fair Lady at the Chatelet. He led the world premieres of Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna in New York and Paris, and Jack Perla’s Shalimar the Clown for the Opera Theatre of St Louis.
Ogren has conducted the Boston, Utah and Pittsburgh Symphonies, the New York, Copenhagen and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.