Music Director

Roberto Kalb

Roberto Kalb, LSO Music Director

Roberto Kalb is the Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D. Music Director of the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra. 

Roberto Kalb is an active conductor, composer and pianist.  He is currently the Cover/Assistant Conductor of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) and has been Associate Conductor to the Juventas New Music Ensemble and the Livermore Valley Opera Company.  Kalb’s awards include the American Prize (1st prize – Orchestral Composition), 2nd prize in the Washington International Composition Competition (2012), and the Ann Arbor Symphony Sight and Sound Competition (2011). 

Kalb was recently named Head of Music Staff at OTSL where he will return next summer conducting performances of both Madama Butterfly and La Clemenza di Tito accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.  Kalb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree in Composition from the University of Michigan. Currently, he is simultaneously upon completion of Doctoral degrees in Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music and Orchestral Conducting at the University of Michigan. His music has been performed in Mexico, England, France, Germany and throughout the United States.

Todd Craven is the guest conductor for the 2017 winter concert.

Past Music Directors:

Adrian Slywotzky, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Oriol Sans, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013

Robert Boardman, 2009-2010

Mark Latham, 2008-2009

Clinton Smith, 2006-2007, 2007-2008

John Goodell, 2004-2005, 2005-2006

Laura Jackson, 2002-2003, 2003-2004

Mitchell Williams, 2000-2001, 2001-2002


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