In recent years, he has led performances with notable soloists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Garrick Ohlsson, Lang Lang, Midori, Gil Shaham, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Frank Peter Zimmerman, Mark O’Connor, Andre Watts, Frederica von Stade and Radu Lupu. Mr. Richman has also conducted for panoply of commercial artists that includes James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Pat Boone, Michael Feinstein, Gloria Estefan, Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison, George Benson, Anne Murray, the Smothers Brothers, Martin Short, Tony Randall and Victor Borge.
Mr. Richman’s numerous collaborations with film composers as their conductor has yielded recorded scores for such films as the Academy Award-nominated The Village (with violinist, Hilary Hahn), As Good As It Gets, Face/Off, Se7en, Breakdown, The Manchurian Candidate and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl; in 2010, John Williams invited him to lead the three-month national summer tour of Star Wars in Concert. Recent recordings he has led from the podium include Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project (a project from within the film music community that has generated over $200K in donations), Noel Paul Stookey’s recent solo release One & Many, and Marvin Hamlisch’s final score, written for the Emmy Award-winning HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra. Mr. Richman served as Assistant and Resident Conductor for Mariss Jansons and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra between 1998-2004 and, from 1988-1991, he was the Assistant Conductor for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
Also an accomplished composer, Mr. Richman has had his music performed by over two hundred orchestras across the United States including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops and the symphonies of Detroit, Atlanta, New Jersey and Houston. In November, 2009, as the result of an NEA commission, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra premiered his Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, a setting of poetry by Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky, which Jahja Ling and the SDSO recorded for release in December, 2011. He has fulfilled commissions for numerous organizations including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, the Debussy Trio, the Seattle Chamber Music Society and the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh. September, 2015, brought the now critically-acclaimed Albany Records release of a new CD, IN TRUTH Lucas Richman, which features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performing his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth (Jeffrey Biegel, piano), in addition to his Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra: The Clearing (Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe) and Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra (Inbal Segev, cello).
Mr. Richman is a respected leader in the field of planning and conducting concerts for young people and his works written specifically for children have been featured in young people’s concerts presented by numerous orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Antonio Symphony. Recordings of Richman’s music include those featuring Giora Feidman (Variations for Clarinet and Cello), the Tiroler Kammerorchester InnStrumenti of Innsbruck (The Seven Circles of Life) and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony (Day is Done), the latter of which is an album of original and traditional lullabies composed and arranged by Mr. Richman as an aid for parents wishing to introduce their children to the joys of music. The CD, a companion children’s book and a listing of Mr. Richman’s compositions can be found through LeDor Group, Inc. at www.ledorgroup.com.
|Al Naharot Baveil||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Chorus, 2222-2220-timp+2, pno, hp, str||5:00||Alles Neue/Where Do You Feel Your Soul?||Lucas Richman||Tenor, Men’s Chorus, 2222-2000, timp+2, hp, str||5:00||American Fanfare||Lucas Richman||2222-2321-timp+2, str||3:15||The Angels||Lucas Richman||Baritone Solo, SATB Chorus, Children’s Chorus, 2222-4000, 1 perc, hp, str||3:00||l’Anniversario||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp, str||6:00||Arabesque for Woodwinds (from The United Symphony)||Lucas Richman||3333-0000||2:00||Aria||Lucas Richman||2222-2200, str||3:00||Arise Triumphant, O Blessed Muse||Lucas Richman||Mezzo-Soprano, Chorus, 3232-4331-timp+4, hp, pno, str||18:00||Auld Lang Syne||Arr. Lucas Richman||Chorus, 3232-4331-timp+2, hp, pno, bagpipes (optional), str||1:00||Barcarolle||Lucas Richman||2122-2000-hp, str||6:00||Be a Composer||Lucas Richman||3222-4331-timp+2, hp, str||8:00||Be a Conductor||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp+1, hp, str||3:00||Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant||Lucas Richman||Narrator, 3333-4331-timp+2, hp, pno, str||29:00||The Birthday Present||Lucas Richman||Soprano, 2222-4231-timp+2, hp, str||4:00||Blow the Man Down||Baritone, 3222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||5:00||Boar's Head Carol||W. Mark Harrell||Baritone/Santa, SATB Chorus, 4 (or 8) Herald Trumpets||2:00||Brahms' Lullaby||Brahms||2 Solo Celli, 2222-2000, hp, str||3:00||The Caregiver||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp+1, str||5:30||Child at Play (Salutation No.7)||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-pno, str||4:00||Christmas Child||Solo Voice, Children’s Chorus, 2222-2321-perc, hp, str||3:00||Christmas is Coming!||Lucas Richman||Children’s Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||3:00||Christmas Sing-Along||SATB Chorus, 3222-4331-timp+2, str||10:00||A Clear Story I Let Relive||Lucas Richman||3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str||6:00||Colonial Liberty Overture||Lucas Richman||3222-4331-timp+2, hp, str||6:00||Concerto for Bass Clarinet||Lucas Richman||Solo Bass Clarinet, 2 percussion, piano, strings||17:30||Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra: The Clearing||Lucas Richman||Solo Oboe, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str||17:00||Concerto for Percussion: The Healer||Lucas Richman||Solo Percussion, 3222-4231-timp+2, str||24:00||Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth||Lucas Richman||Solo Piano, 3332-4331-tmp+3, str||28:00||Coventry Carol||SATB Chorus, hp, strings||3:00||Dachau Lied||Lucas Richman||Men's Chorus, Narrator, 2222-4331-timp+3, hp, str||9:00||Daddy (from The Open Heart)||Lucas Richman||Solo Voice, 2111-2210-timp, drum set, str||9:00||O, Danny Boy||Tenor or Solo Piano, 2232-4131-timp+2, pno, hp, gtr, str||3:30||Day Is Done||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Children's Chorus, 2322-2220-timp+2, hp, pno/cel, str||6:30||De Colores||Medium Voice, 2222-2200, str||3:00||Dialogue for Piano, Harp and Orchestra (from The United Symphony)||Lucas Richman||3222-4331-timp+2, str||2:00||Ding, Dong Merrily on High||SATB Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, pno, hp, str||1:30||Dodi Li||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Chorus SSA, 2020-2000, hp, str||3:00||Fantasy for Orchestra||Lucas Richman||2222-2221-timp+1, hp, str||12:00||The Flying Cat||Lucas Richman||Mezzo-Soprano, 3222-4231-timp+2, pno, hp, str||3:00||Forest Scene||Lucas Richman||2222-2200-timp, str||5:30||Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)||Medium Voice, 3222-4331, timp+2, str||1:00||Generations - An Oratorio||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Chorus, 2222-2220-timp+2, pno, hp, str||47:00||God Who Blesses Us||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Tenor, Chorus, 2222-4231-timp+2, hp, str||11:00||Hanukkah Festival Overture||3222-4331-timp+2, hp, str||6:00||Hanukkah Medley||Soprano, 2222-2200-timp+2, hp, str||4:30||Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas||Baritone, 3222-4331-timp+3, pno, hp, str||2:30||Hello to All the Children of the World||Children’s Chorus, 2222-2200-timp+1, str||2:00||Here Comes Santa Claus!||Baritone, Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, pno, str||2:30||Ho! Ho! Ho!||Lucas Richman||Baritone, Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||1:30||Hokey-Pokey||Medium Voice, 2222-3231, timp+2, pno, str||2:00||The Brentwood Rag||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-perc, str||4:00||A Christmas Wish: A One-Act Musical||Lucas Richman||Adult and Child Actor/Singers, Ballet Dancers, Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||55:00||Holiday Cheer||Lucas Richman||Three-part voices, 2222-3231-timp+2, pno, str||2:00||Home on the Range||Medium Voice, 2222-2200-str||2:00||The Homework Blues||Lucas Richman||Medium Voice, 2222-4331-timp+1, pno, str||3:00||Hora!||2222-3220-timp+2, hp, pno, str||4:30||Hornpipe for Brass (from The United Symphony)||Lucas Richman||0000-4331||2:00||Humors||Lucas Richman||2121-2220-perc||9:30||I Remember a Lullaby||Lucas Richman||Soloists: Soprano, Violin, Ballet Dancer, Two Actors, Children's Chorus, 2322-2220-timp+2, hp, pno/cel, str||12:00||I’ll Be Home for Christmas||Alto, Chorus, 2222-3231, 1 perc, pno, str||4:00||In The Day When I Cried Out (Cantata)||Lucas Richman||Solo Vocal Quartet, Gospel Choir, 2222-4231-timp+2, pno, hp, str||15:00||Interlude No. 1 (from Generations)||Lucas Richman||2222-2220, timp+2, hp, str||3:00||Interlude No. 2 (from Generations)||Lucas Richman||2222-2220, timp+2, hp, str||3:00||Isaeum||Lucas Richman||3322-4231-timp+2, hp, str||5:00||I’ve Been Working on the Railroad||Medium Voice, 3222-4231-timp+2, pno, str||1:30||Jalopy and Blues (Salutation No. 2)||Lucas Richman||2121-2200-timp, pno, str||4:15||Jewish Cemetery at Newport/Kaddish Prayer, The (from Generations)||Lucas Richman||Baritone, Chorus, 2222-2220-timp+2, hp, str||4:00||Jingle, Jingle, Jingle Bell Rock||Baritone, 2232-4331-3 perc, pno, str||3:00||Jubilance||Erhu, 2102-2000-2 perc, str||3:00||Reindeer Variations||Lucas Richman||2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||8:30||The Kisses of a Pearl||Lucas Richman||Tenor, 2222-4220-timp+1, hp, str||13:00||The Rock’s Shadow (from Shades of the Jebel)||Lucas Richman||Solo Piano, str||3:00||Through the Azure Ether||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp+1, hp, str||7:30||Kol Nidre - String Orchestra||Lucas Richman||String orchestra||5:30||Sakura||Soprano, 2222-2200-timp+2, hp, pno, str||3:00||A Time for Heroes||Lucas Richman||3222-4331-timp+3, pno, str||6:00||L’Dor Vador (from Generations)||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Chorus, 2222-2220-timp+2, pno, hp, str||6:00||Salutations||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp+1, hp, pno, str||43:45||Toccata for Percussion (from The United Symphony)||Lucas Richman||Timp+4||3:00||Scenes of Youth||Lucas Richman||1121-1200, hp, pno, str (Cl.2/Tpts/Hp opt.)||9:30||Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star||Medium Voice, 2222-2000, hp, str||3:00||Scherzo for Strings (from The United Symphony)||Lucas Richman||String orchestra||3:00||London Echoes||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp+1, str||4:00||Lullaby||Lucas Richman||1111-1110-timp, hp, pno, str||3:00||Sephardic Suite||Arr. Lucas Richman||Piano, Strings||11:00||The Magnificent Ten||Lucas Richman||1111-1000, hp, pno, str||1:30||Seven Circles of Life||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Narrator, Solo Cello, Chorus, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str||35:00||Mary Had a Little Lamb Contrasts||Soprano, 2222-2210, pno, str||3:00||Shalom Becha Nishba’ati (from Generations)||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Solo Cello, 2222-2000, timp+1, hp, str||5:00||Morning in Miao Ling||Chen Gang||Solo Violin, 3222-2200-2 perc., hp, cel, str||3:00||Move On||Lucas Richman||Solo Oboe, Strings||11:00||Sheva B’Rachot||Lucas Richman||Tenor or Soprano, Clarinet, hp, str||7:00||Music Can Make Your Life Complete||Lucas Richman||Mezzo-soprano, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str||5:00||Sing a Song of Harmony||Lucas Richman||Medium Voice, Children’s Chorus, 3222-4331-timp+2, hp, pno, str||3:00||Smoky Mountain Springtime (Salutation No.4)||Lucas Richman||2121-2210, str||4:30||The Star-Spangled Banner||Voice, 2222-4331-timp+2, hp, pno, str||1:00||Stephen Foster Medley||Stephen Foster||Soprano and/or Tenor, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str||9:00||Music Makes Me…||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Children’s Chorus, 2222-3100-timp+1, pno, str||5:00||Must Be Santa||Children’s Chorus, 3222-3320-timp+3, pno, hp, str||2:00||My Country ‘Tis of Thee||Mezzo-Soprano, 2222-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str||2:00||Sumer Is Icumen In||Three-part voices, 2222-0020-2 perc, hp, str||1:00||O Holy Night||Medium Voice, 3222-4331-timp+1, pno, str||3:00||Overture For Israel||Optional high voice, 1111-1110-timp+1, hp, pno, str||6:00||Overture to Blanche, An||Lucas Richman||2222, tenor sax-2221-timp+2, pno, str||9:00||Playground Escapades||Lucas Richman||3333-4331-timp+3, hp, str||3:00||Prayer Shawl From Jerusalem, A (from Generations)||Lucas Richman||Tenor, Baritone, 2222-2200-timp+2, hp, str||16:00||Presents from Santa||Lucas Richman||Baritone, 2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||3:00||Quarterback, The (Salutation No.10)||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp+1, str||5:00||Wake Me a Song||Lucas Richman||Chorus, 3333-4331-timp+3, pno, hp, str||9:00||We Are Thy Children||Lucas Richman||Chorus SSA, 2222-2220-timp+1, hp, str||3:00||Summer Excursions||Lucas Richman||2222-4230-timp-str||9:30||We Share a Bond||Lucas Richman||Chorus SSAA, 2232-3311-timp+1, pno-elec., bass, str||5:00||Symphonic Ode: A Child of the Holocaust||Lucas Richman||3332-4331-timp+3, hp, str||13:00||Take a Ride with Santa||Lucas Richman||Child Alto, 2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||4:00||Western Fanfare||Lucas Richman||2222-2210-timp+1, hp, str||3:00||When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter||Lucas Richman||Medium Voice, 2222-3200-timp+3, pno, hp, str||3:00||Thanksgiving Hymn||Lucas Richman||Soprano, Baritone, Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str||2:30||The Wonderful World of Christmas/Silver Bells||Arr. Lucas Richman||Baritone, Chorus, 3222-4331, timp+3, pno, hp, str||3:00||Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra||Lucas Richman||Solo Cello, 2222-2200-timp+1, hp, str||17:30||The United Symphony||Lucas Richman||3333-4331-timp+4, pno, hp and str||20:00||United Symphony Finale, The (from The United Symphony)||Lucas Richman||3333-4331-timp+4, str||2:00||United Symphony Round, The (from The United Symphony)||Lucas Richman||Three-part voices, 3333-4331-timp+4, pno, hp, str||2:00||Variations at the Barre||Lucas Richman||2222-4331-timp+1, hp, pno, str||6:00||Variations for Zapped Taps and Orchestra||Lucas Richman||3222-4331-timp+3, hp, pno, str, tap dancer||6:30||Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant||Lucas Richman||Narrator, 1111-1111-perc, pno, str||29:00||Elegy: Kever Avot||Lucas Richman||2223-4331-timp+2, hp and str||5:30||The Dream I Share||Lucas Richman||3 female soloists, women's chorus, 3222-4231, timp+1, pno, str||20:00|