Glen Roven, a four-time Emmy Award winner, is equally at home in the classical field as he is in the popular arena. His new Violin Concerto based on the children's classic, The Runaway Bunny, performed by the Royal Philharmonic, Ittai Shapira and Brooke Shields will be released by SONY/BMG Easter 2006.
He began his Broadway career as a rehearsal pianist for PIPPIN when he was in High School. While attending Columbia University, he worked in various capacities on the New York productions of VERY GOOD EDDIE, THE MADWOMAN OF CPW, JOSEPH AND THE..., REALLY ROSIE, A PARTY WITH COMDEN AND GREEN, SHE LOVES ME (TOWN HALL), WOMAN OF THE YEAR (NATIONAL TOUR) and, at nineteen was the musical director of SUGAR BABIES for its entire run, becoming the youngest conductor ever on Broadway. He arranged Patti LuPone's one woman Broadway show and was the co-Musical Supervisor for Liza Minnelli's record-breaking engagement, STEPPIN' OUT, at Radio City. He was a contributing composer for the Off-Broadway hit, A...MY NAME IS ALICE, and wrote the scores for John Guare's LYDIE BREEZE, directed by Louis Malle, and GARDENIA, directed by Karel Reisz. He also composed the scores for Larry Gelbart's MASTERGATE and Christopher Isherwood's A MEETING BY THE RIVER, on Broadway, and Radio City's GOT TO GET AWAY. He made his Israeli conducting debut in 2001 conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in two sold out concert honoring Leonard Bernstein. He has conducted the National Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the LA Philharmonic, The Munich Philharmonic, The Radio Luxembourg Orchestra, as well as many others. In addition, he has conducted for Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo, Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle. He was chosen to conduct the last four Presidential Inaugural Concerts as well as America's Millennium Celebration produced by Steven Spielberg. In addition to appearing many times on television, he has written, conducted and produced for Julie Andrews, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G., Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Kermit the Frog, Patti LaBelle, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, etc. He also conducted Frank Sinatra's last concert on television and Sammy Davis's last concert appearance. He also has two musicals for Broadway scheduled for production in the fall: DR. SEUSS'S THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T., produced by Brian Brolly, directed by Susan Schulmann, and PANDORA'S BOX, written with Maria Schlatter and directed by Gary Halvorson. He is also a contributing author to GAMES WE PLAYED, a collection of essays published by Simon and Schuster as well as the CITY SECRETS GUIDE to LONDON
and NEW YORK.
Composed by GPR Records artistic director and 4-time Emmy Award Winner Glen Roven, GOODNIGHT MOON, A Lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra features Opera superstar and beloved New Yorker Lauren Flanigan in the new concerto. The InterSchool Orchestra of New York ISO, New York's most prestigious youth orchestra, accompanies Ms. Flanigan. Conducted by Julliard's George Stelluto. GOODNIGHT MOON, A Lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra is based on Margaret Wise Brown's book, in print for over 60 years.
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