Joseph Rescigno was artistic director and principal conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain from 1995 to 2000. He has also been artistic advisor and principal conductor of the Florentine Opera of Milwaukee for thirteen seasons. Maestro Rescigno’s symphonic repertoire, in the classical and romantic tradition, goes from Bach to Wienawski. Born in New York, Joseph Rescigno is graduate of Fordham University and the Manhattan School of Music, where he also served on the faculty. He is a past prize winner of the Salzburg Conducting Competition, and made his European debut conducting the Vienna Symphony. He is a former protege of Bruno Maderna and served as an assistant to his uncle, Nicola Rescigno, at the Dallas Opera.