Reuben Blundell Music Director
Reuben Blundell has been Music Director of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra since 2014. Over the past four years, he, the players, and the board have built on the orchestra’s great talent and potential on stage and in the community, making it one of Pennsylvania’s great artistic treasures.
Last season, the orchestra completed its GRAMMY-nominated recording project of unheard classics by American Romantic-era composers, entitled American Romantics III. This was all music held by the Free Library of Philadelphia's Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music. His prior disc, American Romantics II, was also GRAMMY-nominated. All three discs of the series have been featured on classical radio stations across the United States and beyond, and received glowing reviews from Gramophone (UK), Limelight (Australia), the American Record Guide, and textura (Canada).
Reuben has performed in his native Australia, as well as in Austria, Chile, Iraq, Japan, Lebanon, and the Netherlands, and across the United States. He conducted the New World Symphony in their 2013 John Cage centennial: Making the Right Choices. Following eight years as Assistant Professor at CUNY’s Hunter College, he recently joined the conducting faculty at New York’s Trinity School. He is also Music Director of the Riverside Orchestra in New York, collaborating with soloists from across New York including members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. He also performs with The Chelsea Symphony, as a conductor and as concertmaster.
External website, including a performance calendar, can be found at: www.reubenblundell.com
Photograph: Masataka Suemitsu Photography.