Ronald Foster: Composer/Conductor

Foster At Piano

“Congratulations on your recent CD. You have wonderful craft and the music is very beautiful.”
– John Corigliano

"I always have been a fan but I didn’t realize what a fine teacher you are."
– John Giordano 

“Finding your work placed between Bernstein and Copland on a program must be a little daunting for a composer. But Foster’s Contemplations for Solo Clarinet held up quite well in such august company. It proved to be a colorful, creative piece, particularly in [Diana] Haskell’s spirited interpretation.”
– Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“I just finished making and binding the string parts. As far as I can tell they’re perfect. Every page turn was just where it should be. I didn’t adjust a thing. That never happens.”
– Bill Slusser, Dayton Philharmonic Librarian
(Thanks to Kenneth Godel Music Preparation for his always superb music engraving!) 

“Music of this sort is hard to play. They played Notturno with panache, sympathy and a confidence born of conductor Ron Foster’s rock-solid command of the score.”
– Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

"The [Milwaukee Symphony] Pops, under the baton of Ronald Foster, presented the program, Symphonic Night at the Movies. Foster and the orchestra did a remarkable job.”
– Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"[At] Saturday's Anchorage Symphony Orchestra concert ... "An Evening at the Ballet" with dancers from Chicago's Joffrey Ballet company ... the nearly full house applauded loud and long."
 Mike Dunham, Alaska Dispatch News

"I really enjoyed playing with the Anchorage Symphony tonight. The repertoire was some of the best music from the ballet and dance world. Great conductor and incredible dancers. I love my work! Thank you Ronald Foster!"
– Steven Alvarez, Personnel Manager and Percussionist, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

Paul Chihara and Ron Foster podcast

An Evening at the Ballet symphonic program

Ronald Foster Hi-resolution Image

Ronald Foster & Mireille Favarel Hi-resolution Image, Co-Artistic Directors: An Evening at the Ballet

Ronald Foster Biography

Ronald Foster Resume