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Videos of Rob Birdwell conducting

Halie Loren Pops Concert - Sway

A clip from the Halie Loren pops concert - Sway, conducted and arranged by Rob Birdwell.

This was a special performance featuring internationally acclaimed jazz singer and songwriter (and Corvallis native) Halie Loren with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony. Rob Birdwell served as the guest conductor (and played a little flugelhorn!)

The extrordinary talents of Matthew Treder (piano), Bill Marsh (guitar), Brian West (drums), and Mark Schneider (bass) are heard here, along with the always fabulous Corvallis-OSU Symphony.

Proceeds from the concert benefited the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society Student Musician Scholarship Fund.

Read more about the Halie Loren Pops concert here.

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Chris Botti Pops Concert

Interview with trumpeter Chris Botti - don't blink or you'll miss the clip of Rob Birdwell conducting the Chris Botti Pops concert featuring the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra.

Rob Birdwell says:

This was a wonderful two night engagement.  Any chance to work with the wonderful Corvallis-OSU Symphony is great.  Add to this the fabulous band Chris brought and the wonderful arrangements - it was a big "wow" for me and all who saw and heard! 

Read more about the Chris Botti pops concert here.

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Harry Potter Concerts

I've had the great honor of guest conducting several Harry Potter concerts featuring the music of John Williams.  In one performance, I wrote a piece inspired by the program - Hogarts Hoedown was written to feature a group of youth strings.  We needed something simple but grand sounding, and this was the result.  For the feature concert, the "Wild Hogs" (not sure if that was their billed name!) were featured - they are:

  • Jeff Hino
  • John Donoghue
  • Beth Brown
  • Ralph Penunuri
  • Mike McLaren

For more about the Hary Potter concerts, visit this page.

This original composition (by Rob Birdwell) is available for purchase - it's simple and fun and can feature a youth string section or fiddle/bluegrass group.  Contact me if you'd like more information.

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Harry's Wondrous World

Excerpt Rob Birdwell conducting the Corvallis-OSU Symphony performing Harry's Wondrous World by John Williams.

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