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)

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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PRO/Dall'Armi - You Made Me Love You (1913)

Soprano Jodi Dall'Armi sings the original score of the 1913 song "You Made Me Love You" (James V. Monaco) accompanied by Rick Benjamin conducting the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
File Size: 4,990,038 bytes

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