Folk Fisher

2017 Blossom Music Festival
July 23 – Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Guest Conductor

Rob Fisher

Rob Fisher is an internationally recognized music director, conductor, and pianist, and a leading figure in American music and musical theater. He has been a guest of virtually every major orchestra in the country as conductor or pianist.

Mr. Fisher’s current and recent Broadway credits include as the score supervisor and arranger for An American in Paris and as the music supervisor and arranger for Chicago: The Musical, which recently celebrated twenty years on Broadway.

He was founding music director and conductor of Encores! at New York City Center until 2005. Mr. Fisher was awarded the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Special Achievement in 1997 for his work on Encores!; he conducted the series’ Grammy Award-winning Chicago cast album.

Mr. Fisher has been producer/music director of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series tributes to Gershwin, Porter, and Bernstein. Recent collaborations have included performances with artists including Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, Idina Menzel, and David Hyde Pierce. He was music director and conductor for Ira at 100, a gala concert at Carnegie Hall broadcast on PBS’s Great Performances. For four seasons, Mr. Fisher was music director for Garrison Keillor’s American Radio Company.