RICK BENJAMIN
Conductor - American Music Revivalist
Digital Press Kit

Press Photos | Documents | Audio | Video

Press Photos

Rick Benjamin, American conductor, author, and historian.

Rick Benjamin - headshot

Rick Benjamin, American conductor, author, and historian.
Photo Credit: Julie Louisa Hagenbuch
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Documents

Rick Benjamin - Paul Taylor recommendation letter

Recommendation letter from the legendary choreographer Paul Taylor, founder of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and "Paul Taylor's Modern American Dance."
File Type: PDF (250,248 bytes)

Wenrich - The Smiler Rag - for band

The original 1907 concert band arrangement of Percy Wenrich's "The Smiler Rag," from the Rick Benjamin Collection. This piece was a nationwide hit during the Ragtime Era.
File Type: PDF (3,608,560 bytes)

Audio

Vintage Broadway - Overture to "Going Up" (Louis Hirsch, 1917) - Rick Benjamin, conductor

Rick Benjamin conducts the PRO in the Overture to the hit 1917 Louis Hirsch musical "GOING UP."
File Size: 3,824,575 bytes

Silent Film Music - "Agitato Drammatico" (Domenico Savino, 1925) - Rick Benjamin, conductor

Orchestral silent film music played from Domenico Savino's original 1925 score; Rick Benjamin conducting the PRO.
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Opera - "A Real Slow Drag" from "Treemonisha" (Scott Joplin, 1911) - Rick Benjamin, conductor

Rick Benjamin conducts the final number from Scott Joplin's operatic depiction of Reconstruction Era black life, "Treemonisha."
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Vintage Broadway - Finale to Act II of "Watch Your Step" (Irving Berlin, 1914) - Rick Benjamin, conductor

Rick Benjamin conducts the PRO and the Paragon Singers in Finale to Act II from Irving Berlin's first musical, "Watch Your Step" (1914).
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African-American orchestral music - "Swing Along" (Will Marion Cook, 1902) - Rick Benjamin, conductor

Rick Benjamin conducts the PRO in a performance of Will Marion Cook's astounding 1902 "Swing Along."
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Rick Benjamin - WITF Public Radio Interview on silent film music

Rick Benjamin - WITF Public Radio Interview on silent film music. The host is Cary Burkett.
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Video

Conductor Rick Benjamin - interview on Denmark's TV2

Rick Benjamin is interviewed by Denmark's TV 2 about his work as a conductor for silent films. Here, Mr. Benjamin leads the Aalborg Symfoniorkester.
Video Type: YouTube