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Lawrence Isaacson (ACA ’00) returns to Aspen for his sixteenth summer as the conductor of the July Fourth concert. Known for his interesting programming, energetic performances, audience interaction and spirit of collaboration, he has also performed as a Guest Conductor for the Oregon Symphony, Longwood Symphony, Round Top and Eastern Music Festivals, as well as Usdan’s Center for the Creative and Performing Arts and the Performing Arts Institute. He is currently the music director and Conductor of Symphony Nova. A former trombonist who began his career at the age of nineteen performing as an extra with the Chicago Symphony at Carnegie Hall, he has performed world-wide in concert and on recordings with many of America’s finest ensembles, including the Empire Brass Quintet, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Symphony, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Detroit Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. Currently at the Boston Conservatory, where he is the associate director of the music division, he is a former faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Conservatory, Boston University, Tufts University, University of New Hampshire, Mannes College of Music, McMaster University, and Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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