Keitaro Harada Conductor

About Keitaro Harada

Keitaro Harada made his NCO debut in 2011 conducting Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and returned last season for Carmen. He is currently the Music & Artistic Director of the Savannah Philharmonic in Georgia. For four seasons he was the Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops.

Harada has conducted many orchestras in his native Japan, including the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Siena Wind Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, and Tokyo Philharmonic.

His U.S. engagements include appearances at the Fort Worth Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, Music in the Mountains Festival, Boise Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, South Bend Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Sierra Vista Symphony.

Upcoming engagements include returns to the Indianapolis Symphony and Louisville Orchestra, performances of The Nutcracker and the world-premiere of Victoria for Northern Ballet (Leeds, UK), and a debut with Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan. 

His opera conducting credits include Song from the Uproar at The Cincinnati Opera, Carmen for Bulgaria’s Sofia National Opera and Ballet, Ariadne auf Naxosat the Tanglewood Festival and Don PasqualeLa fille du régimentTosca, and Carmenat the Arizona Opera.
From 2010 to 2014, Harada served as Music Director of the Phoenix Youth Symphony. Harada held the position of Associate Conductor for Richmond Symphony from 2014 to 2016.