"Collaborative ... Engaging ... Audience - ingratiating ..." - Baltimore Sun
As the Music Director/Conductor of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, the AACC Symphony Orchestra at Anne Arundel Community College (Annapolis, MD) and a frequent guest conductor on the national and international scene, Binneweg repeatedly captures audiences with her enthusiasm and passion for music. Putting her musicians, not herself, in the spotlight, Binneweg brings out the best in them. Her orchestras’ shared focus and energy makes orchestral music sound new, fresh and exciting. Her programs and performances are alluring, engaging and attract diverse audiences of all ages, particularly making classical repertoire more appealing to younger generations.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Binneweg has performed in some of the nation’s most reputable concert venues including the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall (Washington, D.C.), the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, MD) and the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA). Her international conducting experiences include tours to Austria, Spain and debut appearances with the Chernihiv Philharmonic (Ukraine), Lviv Virtuosi (Ukraine) and the Minsk Conservatory Orchestra (Belarus).
A committed music educator, Binneweg’s youth orchestra experience includes appointments with the Houston Youth Symphony (Houston, TX) and the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony (San Luis Obispo, CA), in addition to her guest conducting appearances with colleges and universities throughout the United States. She is in frequent demand as an orchestra clinician and adjudicator throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and served on the national executive board of directors for the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) from 2014-2018.
She has worked with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Daniel Barenboim, Robert Spano, James Paul, Michael Morgan, Duaine Wolfe, Nurhan Arman and David Effron through various engagements sponsored by the League of American Orchestras, the Conductors Institute of New York and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Most recently, Binneweg was elected to the board of directors of the International Conductors Guild (2021).
Earning a doctorate degree of music in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University where she studied with Victor Yampolsky, she has also served on the conducting faculties at Loyola University (Chicago, IL), the Sherwood Conservatory of Music (Chicago, IL), and American University (Washington, DC).
Like all conductors, Anna is the most visible part of the orchestra, the advocate and face of the ensembles she leads. As an active conductor of the 2021-2022 season, she remains committed to reigniting her community’s passion for live music and collaboration during these pandemic times.
Binneweg is the recipient of the 2015 Annie Award for the Performing Arts awarded by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.