Richard Pittman's guest conducting appointments include both orchestra and opera performances.

Click on Orchestra above to see highlights of Richard Pittman's orchestral guest engagements. Click on Opera above to see highlights of his operatic guest-conducting engagements.

Comments from published reviews

"Edinburgh Festival--What hardly anyone could have predicted was that the ensemble from Boston, directed and conducted by Richard Pittman, would amaze with their performing standards. Were modern works always to receive such treatment, attendances at new music events would soon grow."
-Glasgow Herald

"Richard Pittman, from Boston, conducted with a sure sense of what this music is about."
-Martin Adams, The Irish Times

"A charming night of new music (Seattle Symphony)--A large part of the concert's success is attributable to guest conductor Richard Pittman who not only fielded the complexities of these tricky scores but led surprisingly clean, accurate, and well-balanced performances."
-Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times

"London Sinfonietta--Under the direction of the Boston-based conductor, Richard Pittman, (substituting for the indisposed Riccardo Chailly), two of the Kammermusiken seemed an effortless sport."
-Meirion Bowen, Arts Guardian

"Against Nationalistic Narrowness--The Ensemble Modern, impellingly led by Richard Pittman, played with precise sensitivity of tone and with buoyant rhythm."
-Albrecht Daemling, Tagesspiegel, Berlin

"This sparkling performance (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), taut and rhythmic, was extremely well directed by Mr. Pittman."
-Michael Tumelty, Glasgow Herald

"Pittman’s Conducting Brings Orchestra New Sound, Virginia Philharmonic--Pittman is a most dignified conductor who appeared well in control of the music and musicians. He displays a firm and solid conducting style that does not have to rely on rococo baton work.

His approach to the program was intelligent and right on target. Tempi were smart and his response to the subtleties of the music sensitive and sure.

I cannot recall ever having heard locally such a totally stirring “Leonore” with so brilliant, crisp and clean an execution."
-John Shulson, Daily Press, Newport News

"Transparent and enigmatic, Ensemble Modern--Richard Pittman’s stormy gestures brought much life into the lively figurations."
-Vera Lumpe, Frankfurter Rundschau

"London Sinfonietta-- ...he (Hindemith) could hardly have envisaged more faithful and vital performances than those secured by Richard Pittman, who conducted them."
-Felix Aprahamian, The Sunday Times

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