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Pop / Rock / World Fusion


Randall Craig Fleischer in concert with Ani DiFranco and the Buffalo Philharmonic

Equally at home conducting pops programs, Maestro Fleischer has conducted “Bravo Broadway”, “Bravo Big Band” and other pops programs around the world. His arrangements have been played by over 100 symphony orchestras internationally. As a pops conductor, Maestro Fleischer has worked with Kenny Rogers, Dizzy Gilespie, Ray Charles, The Chieftains, Cab Calloway, The King Singers, Michael Martin Murphy, and others. He has enjoyed repeat engagements conducting pops with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Utah Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Phoenix Symphony and others.

Rock Fusion

Pop megastar Natalie Merchant with Maestro Fleischer

A passionate pioneer in the field of rock fusion, Maestro Fleischer has created and conducted concerts with some of the biggest names in pop music. He has arranged and/or conducted concerts with Natalie Merchant, Debbie Harry (Blondie), John Densmore (The Doors), Ani DiFranco, John Cale (Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame member of “The Velvet Underground”), 10,000 Maniacs, Garth Hudson (Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame member of “The Band”), Kate Pierson (B52’s), John Hall (Orleans), Richie Havens and others.


World Music


Deeply interested in folk and ethnic music, Maestro Fleischer has created two major projects with Native American fusion bands, The Hawk Project and Burning Sky. Maestro Fleischer is the only conductor who has ever conducted a symphony orchestra at the Native American Music Awards. This appearance was featured in Billboard Magazine.

Randall Craig Fleischer speaks to an audience of 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl, in an appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic


The Hawk Project is a jazz/Native fusion band based in Woodstock, NY. Maestro Fleischer created all of the arrangements for this event.


Burning Sky is a Native American new age band based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Again, Maestro Fleischer created all of the orchestrations for this project which features John Densmore, from The Doors playing percussion.


Fleischer brought just the right amount of grace and polish to the first movement and soothing repose to the third with ornamentations that melted and instrumental lines that seduced with their subtlety...prepare to be astounded afresh.

-- Mark Carrington, The Washington Post



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