Rob Fisher to Depart as Musical Director of Encores! at End of 2005 Season

News   Rob Fisher to Depart as Musical Director of Encores! at End of 2005 Season Rob Fisher, a theatreland fixture as longtime musical director of the popular Encores! musicals in concert series at City Center, has decided to step down at the end of the current 2005 season, Variety reported.
Rob Fisher, with Kathleen Marshall
Rob Fisher, with Kathleen Marshall Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Fisher has held his place at the podium since 1994, through three artistic directors—Walter Bobbie, Kathleen Marshall and now Jack Viertel. He also served as musical director and conductor on Chicago and Wonderful Town—the two Encores! shows which transferred to Broadway. He is leaving in order to expand his guest duties with the New York Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, according to Variety. He will participate in the selection of his replacement.

The 2005 Encores! season begins with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, starring Jason Danieley, Sally Murphy, Emily Skinner and John Ellison Conlee.

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