Selected Previous Concerts

ICWC Conducting Competition Final

Mercer University Townsend School of Music

Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra

January 15

ICWC Conducting Competition Final

Open Rehearsal-Tchaikovsky 6

USC Symphony Orchestra  

Music Director, Scott Weiss 

Guest Conductor, Nisan Ak  


This open rehearsal was counted as doctoral degree requirements of Nisan Ak. 

Ms. Ak is a student of Dr. Donald Portnoy.  


December 12, Tuesday at 3:30pm 

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6

Mozart+Mendelssohn

USC Johnson Hall

November 18, Saturday at 7:30pm

Steve Christ, clarinet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.1


This concert was counted as doctoral degree requirements of Nisan Ak. 

Ms. Ak is a student of Dr. Donald Portnoy.  

Pärnu Music Festival

Sun, August 6, at 20:00, House of Blackheads Tallinn
Arete Teemets (soprano), Triin Ruubel (violin)
Järvi Academy Sinfonietta, participants of Järvi Academy conducting course
Franz Schubert - Overture in the Italian Style

Erkki-Sven Tüür - Lighthouse
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Exsultate, jubilate
Wilhelm Stenhammar - Two sentimental romances
Joseph Haydn - Symohpny no 92 "Oxford"

Beethoven and Strauss

Koger Center for the Arts

March 21st 2017


USC Symphony Orchestra

Chase Banks, vibraphone

Nisan Ak, conductor

Beethoven, Eroica

Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture

Rosauro, Vibraphone Concerto


This concert was counted as doctoral degree requirements of Nisan Ak. 

Ms. Ak is a student of Dr. Donald Portnoy.  

Eastern Music Festival

Eastern Music Festival Hall

Gerard Schwartz, music director

July 15th 2016

Eastern Music Festival Orchestra

Conductors Showcase

Nisan Ak – Beethoven Coriolan Overture