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Under the Stony Gaze of Four Presidents

December 3, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

In July of 2007, I was honored to lead the Young Musicians Foundation Balmat National Orchestra Camp in a performance at the foot of Mount Rushmore. Ninety high school student musicians from all over the United States had been selected by audition for the opportunity to spend two weeks in the Black Hills of South […]

Captain Stubing Bought Me My First Set of Tails

October 29, 2016 Uncategorized 0 Comments

A dark blue corduroy suit. It was late August, 1980 and, at the age of sixteen, I was making my debut at Tanglewood on Parade with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, conducting Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture in a dark blue corduroy suit. Mind you, I didn’t care that the suit was blue or that the […]

On Leadership and Joy

October 12, 2016 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Sermon given at Congregation Beth El in Bangor, ME Yom Kippur Service 10/12/16 My father once asked me a question when I was just three years old. He asked, “Lucas—what is the meaning of life?” I’m not sure what inspired him to pose this particular question to a three-year-old but I like to think that […]

First Review of ‘In Truth’

August 28, 2015 Compositions, Uncategorized

Blogcritics.com posted the first review of Lucas’ newest CD ‘In Truth,’ describing the music as “passionate” and “exciting.” The live recording of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lucas Richman gives “a thrilling spaciousness to the sound.” This album features three original compositions by Lucas: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth (Jeffrey Biegel, piano), Concerto for Oboe and […]