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Keith Gates: Music

Harvey Benstein

Harvey Benstein conducted these performances on this website:
Concert Overture
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Harvey Benstein

Harvey Benstein has been music director and conductor of the Walnut Creek Concert Band since 1998. Well-versed in the wind and orchestral repertoire, Benstein brings to the podium a wealth of experience and artistry, leading the Walnut Creek Concert Band to increasing heights of musicianship through a program of varied repertoire. His musical interpretations have won the praises of many conductors and composers. Ensembles under his direction demonstrate sensitive musicianship, clarity and a wide range of musical styles. Benstien served as Professor of Conducting and ensemble director at Butler University, Indiana; McNeese State University, Louisiana; and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician throught out the Unitied States and has conducted at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Sydney (Australia) Town Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Ensembles under his direction have toured Europe, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. He is active in the East Bay as a conductor and music educator and is the director of instrumental music a Campolindo High School (Moraga), where he guides all aspects of the schools instrumental music program.