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Lucas Richman has served as Music Director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and recently completed a 12-year tenure as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2015. Mr. Richman served as Assistant and Resident Conductor for Mariss Jansons and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra between 1998-2004 and from 1998-1991, he was the Assistant Conductor for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.


Guest Conductor

Mr. Richman has appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras, including:

  • New York Philharmonic
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Baltimore Symphony
  • Indianapolis Symphony
  • New Jersey Symphony
  • The Cleveland Orchestra
  • National Arts Centre Orchestra
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Boston Pops
  • Russian National Orchestra
  • Oslo Philharmonic
  • SWR Radio Orchestra of Kaiserslautern
  • Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • The Zagreb Philharmonic


Classical Collaborations

In recent years, Mr. Richman has led performances with notable soloists, including:

  • Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Garrick Ohlsson
  • Lang Lang
  • Midori
  • Gil Shaham
  • Emanuel Ax 
  • Yefim Bronfman
  • Frank Peter Zimmerman
  • Mark O’ Connor
  • Andre Watts
  • Frederica von Stade
  • Radu Lupu


Commercial Collaborations

Mr. Richman has also conducted for a panoply of commercial artists, including:

  • James Taylor
  • Michael Jackson
  • Pat Boone
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Megan Hilty
  • Matthew Morrison
  • George Benson
  • Anne Murray
  • The Smothers Brothers
  • Martin Short
  • Tony Randall
  • Victor Borge


Film and TV

Mr. Richman’s numerous collaborations with film composers as their conductor has yielded recorded scores for such films as:

  • Academy Award-nominated The Village (with violinist Hilary Hahn); James Newton Howard
  • Academy Award-nominated As Good As It Gets; Hans Zimmer
  • Face/Off; John Powell
  • Se7en; Howard Shore
  • Breakdown; Basil Poledouris
  • The Drew Carey Show; Alf Clausen
  • The Manchurian Candidate; Rachel Portman
  • The Good Place; David Schwartz
  • Kit Kittredge: An American Girl; Joseph Vitarelli
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls; Nathan Barr
  • Flatliners; Nathan Barr
  • Behind the Candelabra; Marvin Hamlisch
  • A Dog Year; Joseph Vitarelli
  • Anastasia; Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
  • Mindwarp; Mark Governor

CD Recordings

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GRAMMY-award winning Calling All Dawns; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project; Los Angeles studio recording

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Day is Done: An Album of Lullabies; Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Transformation; Tiroler Kammerorchestrer Instrumenti

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Music of  Cowell and Honegger; SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern

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The Alchemist’s Symphony; Los Angeles studio recording

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Cabin Fever Waltz; Bangor Symphony Orchestra

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The Village Soundtrack; Music by James Newton Howard

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As Good As it Gets Soundtrack; Music by Hans Zimmer

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Face/Off Soundtrack; Music by John Powell

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Se7en Soundtrack; Music by Howard Shore

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Kit Kittredge; An American Girl Soundtrack; Music by Joseph Vitarelli

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The House with a Clock in its Walls; Music by Nathan Barr

Conducting Awards & Accolades

  • GRAMMY Award (Classical Crossover Album): Calling All Dawns;  2011
  • BMI Classic Contribution Award;  2007 
  • Tennessee Music Teachers Association Composer of the Year;  2005 
  • Catherine Filene Shouse Conducting Fellow;  1998-1999 
  • DRAMALOGUE Award (musical direction of CANDIDE); 1996
  • Prix Davidoff Award (Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival); 1988

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