LAWRENCE DAVID ISAACSON

Conductor

 

“Isaacson … is an interpreter of sound musicianship and intelligence.”-The Standard-Times, New Bedford, MA


A member of the Old South Brass, Organ, and Timpani ensemble for over 12 years, Lawrence Isaacson is currently in his fifth season as Conductor. He is also music director of the All Newton Music School Chamber Orchestra and the Barrington Pops Orchestra. Other orchestras he has led are the Marlboro Symphony (MA), Boston Conservatory Repertory Orchestra, and the IAP Symphony and Chamber Orchestras at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A champion of new music, Mr. Isaacson has commissioned new works by Daniel Pinkham, Kevin Kaska, John Berners, and Roshanne Etezady.

Mr. Isaacson received much of his training at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen under Maestros David Zinman, Murray Sidlin, and Jorma Panula. He continued his studies at workshops under such great conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Christopher Wilkins, Larry Rachlef, Daniel Lewis, and Simon Rattle.

As a trombonist, Mr. Isaacson has performed worldwide in concert and on recordings with such widely recognized ensembles as the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, the Empire Brass Quintet and, of course, the Old South Brass, Organ, and Timpani ensemble. His current teaching duties include a faculty position at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he teaches trombone and is chairman of the Brass and Woodwind Department.