2017 Blossom Music Festival
August 27 – Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Randall Craig Fleischer
Randall Craig Fleischer’s career spans conducting, teaching, arranging, and composing. He serves as music director of the Youngstown Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Anchorage Symphony, leading each ensemble through dramatic periods of artistic growth and exploration. His schedule of engagements each year also includes guest conducting with orchestras across North America and beyond. Active as a composer and arranger, Mr. Fleischer is a national leader in the area of symphonic rock and world music fusion. His works and arrangements have been played by America’s top pops orchestras. His ground-breaking Native American fusion work Echoes was premiered in Alaska in 2008, followed by its East Coast premiere at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. A passionate educator, Fleischer has co-authored several instructional pieces for children in collaboration with his wife, comedian Heidi Joyce. Mr. Fleischer studied with Leonard Bernstein as a conducting fellow at Tanglewood. He holds a master of music degree from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.