Larry Rachleff

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2010

Rachleff is music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and also the Professor of Conducting and Music Director of Rice University’s Sheperd School orchestras. He has appeared as guest conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Rachleff is a former faculty member of Oberlin Conservatory where he served as Music Director of Orchestras and Conductor of the Contemporary Ensemble. He also served as the Conductor of the Opera Theater at the University of Southern California. In 1988 Mr. Rachleff served as the Music Director of the highly acclaimed American-Soviet Youth Orchestra tour. He is in constant demand as a conductor and master class clinician and is frequently invited to lead the very finest American conservatory orchestras. Mr. Rachleff has spent his summers guest conducting at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Aspen, Tanglewood, Interlochen, the Music Academy of the West, Summer Music and the National Repertory Orchestra.