Conductor Keitaro Harada has conducted the NCO productions of Pagliacci (2020), Carmen (2019), and The Turn of the Screw (2011). He is Music & Artistic Director of the Savannah Philharmonic and Associate Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. He previously served a four-season term as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops.
Recent and upcoming highlights include the symphony orchestras of Houston, Seattle, NHK, Yomiuri Nippon, Osaka, Hawaii, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Memphis, Louisiana, Charlotte, West Virginia, Tucson, Phoenix, Virginia, as well as the Osaka Philharmonic, Kanagawa Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora (México).
In 2017, he conducted Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt for the Cincinnati Opera, as well as run of Carmen for Bulgaria’s Sofia National Opera and Ballet that reprised with a Japan tour in fall 2018. He led productions of Don Pasquale, La fille du régiment, and Tosca for the Arizona Opera and served as the company’s Associate Music Director. He conducted Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at the Tanglewood Festival.