Benjamin Greene, Conductor
Benjamin Greene has
been Music Director/Conductor of the Lakes Region Symphony
since 1999. Under Ben's leadership, there has been a renewed
enthusiasm for the LRSO in the Lakes Region and this is
evident in the increased audience size and the overall
size of the orchestra. Ben has brought exciting programming
and soloists to the orchestra and with the addition of
the Annual Holiday Pops concerts has transformed the group
into an exhilarating community orchestra.
Ben is the Performing Arts Coordinator for the Concord
School District in Concord NH, and is also the Music Director/Conductor
for the Greater Manchester Youth Symphony Orchestra in
Manchester NH. This past spring Ben was named the conductor
of the Concord Community Chorus and this December will
direct their annual performance of Handel's Messiah.
In addition to conducting, Ben is also a faculty member
of the Manchester Community Music School, the Concord
Community Music School and Keene State College. Ben is
also active as a performer as he has performed with the
Granite State Symphony, Lakes Region Symphony, Great Waters
Music Festival and was Principal Double Bass and Assistant
Conductor of the NH Philharmonic until 1999. In addition,
he works as a freelance jazz musician in the New England
region with various jazz groups.
In 1997 Ben was named NH String Teacher of the Year and
in 2002 was named New Hampshire Music Teacher of the Year.
He is past president of both the NH String Teachers Association
and NH Music Educator's Association. Ben and his wife
Faith have five children and live in Concord NH.