Music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff also serves as director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert chair at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston. During his career, he has also been music director of the San Antonio Symphony.
In constant demand as a guest conductor, he has had engagements with symphonies in Utah, Houston, Seattle, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Dayton, and Toledo, among many others. Summer festival engagements include Tanglewood, Aspen, Interlochen, Chautauqua, Brevard Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. In 1993, he was selected as one of four American conductors to lead The Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the mentorship of Pierre Boulez.
A former faculty member of Oberlin Conservatory, where he was music director of orchestras and conductor of the Contemporary Ensemble, he also served as conductor of the Opera Theatre at the University of Southern California. He has conducted and presented master classes all over the world, including the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, the Zurich Hochschule, the Sydney and Queensland, Australia, conservatories, The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, and Royal Northern College in the U.K.
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