Rob Kapilowconductor, Composer, Commentator
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Rob Kapilow

“Rob Kapilow is a born teacher, an enthusiast who can think on his feet, a 110 percent believer in the project at hand ... It’s a cheering thought that this kind of missionary enterprise did not pass from this earth with Leonard Bernstein. Rob Kapilow is awfully good at what he does. We need him.”
    - Boston Globe


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What's New

cover~ GPR Records is proud to announce The World Premiere Recording of Chris Van Allsburg's "The Polar Express" combined with Dr. Seuss's "Gertrude McFuzz"
To be released November 23, 2014.
Special Pre-order and Pre-order price at


~ 2014-15 Season at Merkin Hall

~ 2014 Performances

cover~ Rob's latest book, What Makes It Great?: Short Masterpieces, Great Composers, (Wiley, September 6th, 2011) focuses on short masterpieces by major composers to help you understand the essence of each composer's genius and how each piece—which can be heard on the book's web site—transformed the musical language of its time. [ learn more and order online ]
~ Download the enhanced edition on iTunes, and for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

~ Golden Gate Opus commissioned by The Marin Symphony to celebrate the Bridge’s 75th anniversary next year; premier May 2012. [ more ]

Rob Kapilow is represented by IMG Artists.

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