Rob Kapilow

For over 20 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear.For over 20 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear. As the Boston Globe said, “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.”

 

We've done our biggest projects with Rob: The Polar Epress and Gertrude McFuzz, both with full orchetra and superstars Nathan Gunn and Isabel Leonard, plus we started 

recording his What Makes It Great? lectures for Audible and BandCamp. He's simply a force to be reconned with and we love him!

What Makes It Great? with Rob

 “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.”

The Boston Globe

 “Rob Kapilow ‘leaps into the void dividing music analysis from appreciation

and fills it with exhilarating details and sensations."

The New York Times

The New York Sun

“Mr. Kapilow is a born educator. An enthusiastic and diminutive fellow, he is especially adept at physically

following the music around the quartet, making it instantly intelligible for the uninitiated.

He is also able to discuss music on two simultaneous levels,

thus satisfying neophytes and sophisticates alike."

Polar Express Highlight

Polar Express/Gertrude McFuzz