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03.06.16
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RSNO/Hollywood Heroes and Superheroes, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
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02.07.16
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RSNO/The Music of John Williams, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
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11.05.15
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Artscapes: Richard Kaufman Marks 25 Years as Pacific Symphony Pops Conductor
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09.07.15
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Cleveland Orchestra salutes movie music of John Williams at Blossom
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08.23.15
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Pacific Symphony plays live, and lively, 'Star Trek'
OC Register
05.01.15
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Bernard Herrman triumphs in Pacific Symphony's 'Vertigo'
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03.10.14
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Review: The Music Of John Williams
The Herald (Scotland)
04.29.13
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WASO's orchestral romp
West Australian
12.06.12
Gene Scheer, Ravi Shankar, Yo-Yo Ma, Hugh Masekela, Anoushka Shankar, Richard Kaufman, Paul Groves
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com
09.01.12
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Classical CDs Weekly: Gál, Schumann, Shostakovich, Tiomkin
The Arts Desk
08.03.12
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REVIEW – LSO Tiomkin CD
AmericanMusicPreservation.com
07.03.12
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THE GREATEST FILM SCORES OF DIMITRI TIOMKIN
Cinemascore and Soundtrack Archives
03.17.12
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‘Casablanca' score revived by Pacific Symphony
Orange County Register
03.10.11
Richard Kaufman
Scoring with Williams
The Star (Malaysia)
01.03.11
Richard Kaufman
NYE Hats and a Borrowed Baton
News-Press Correspondent

Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings. The 2015-16 concert season marks Kaufman’s 25th season as Principal Pops Conductor of Pacific Symphony. He also holds the permanent title of Pops Conductor Laureate with the Dallas Symphony, and is in his tenth season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert series, “CSO at the Movies.”  This past May, Kaufman made his conducting debut with the Boston Pops, stepping in on short notice for John Williams.

Kaufman regularly appears as a guest conductor with symphony orchestras throughout both the United States and around the world including Cleveland, Atlanta, St. Louis, London, Calgary, Edmonton, Liverpool, the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, Rotterdam, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In addition to conducting “traditional” concert presentations, Kaufman often leads performances of complete film scores in concert, synchronizing the music to the actual film as it is shown on the screen above the orchestra.  These legendary film titles include Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, Casablanca, The Bride of Frankenstein, andPirates of the Caribbean, Home Alone, On the Waterfront, and Star Trek.  He has also conducted numerous silent films in concert. Kaufman has conducted for performers including John Denver, Andy Williams, Mary Martin, Nanette Fabray, Sir James Galway, Diana Krall, Chris Botti, The Pointer Sisters, The Beach Boys, Peter Paul and Mary, Robert Goulet, David Copperfield, The Righteous Brothers, and Art Garfunkel ... read full bio