Robyn Bell, Music Director
“Robyn Bell makes the show!”
Known for her innovative, appealing programming and informative, witty, and entertaining audience rapport, Robyn Bell has taken the pops orchestra music scene by storm. Having worked with dozens of tribute and guest artists to marry the popular music genre with symphonic orchestrations, Robyn fills concert halls with patrons and the soundtracks of their lives. Her dynamic personality, musical presence, and precise baton technique keep enthusiastic audience and orchestra members engaged, enthralled, and entertained from the first rehearsal to the final performance.
Specializing at the intersection of popular music and symphonic orchestrations, Robyn has developed, produced, and conducted scores of pops orchestra shows highlighting the music of Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, George Harrison, John Denver, the Four Seasons, Barry Manilow, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, the Beach Boys, Michael Bublé, and more.
“Robyn always adds so much to the performance with her enthusiasm and sense of fun and total musical integrity.”
Additionally, she has conducted concerts with performers such as Audrey Landers (actress and singer), Joan Ellison (Judy Garland restorationist), Rich Ridenour (pianist), the Stiletto Brass (all-women brass quintet), Ring Sarasota (handbell choir), Alex Zickafoose and AJ Cali (Jersey Boys), Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (Porgy and Bess, Spirit of America), the Jacobites (pipe and drum group), Dick Hyman (jazz piano icon), and William Johnson (Bob Hope tribute artist).
Some of Robyn’s most popular and exciting productions include a Broadway-style collaboration with orchestra and musical theatre by Robert Christenson called A Christmas Carol, the Concert, a musical and narration presentation of the history of the American flag by Vane Scott called The Many Faces of Old Glory, a wedding give-a-way fundraising challenge culminating in the orchestra performing for a live wedding on stage called Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and an insanely thrilling interactive concert using the app Poll-Everywhere called The Choice is Yours, engaging audience members to vote, in real-time, to choose the next selection the orchestra will perform.