The Sacramento (Cal.) Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed KENNETH RASKIN associate conductor. He has served as assistant conductor of the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh; associate conductor of the Sewanee (Tenn.) Summer Music Festival; and principal conductor of the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra. Raskin has guest conducted numerous U.S. orchestras including the Houston, Fort Worth, and Toledo symphonies; has been featured in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview; and was a finalist for the League’s American Conducting Fellows Program. He holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler, and spent the summer of 2003 as a conducting fellow at Aspen Music Festival and School. Raskin began his musical career as an orchestral trumpeter, first with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Israel and subsequently as a freelance musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Posted October 13, 2010