Over the forty years of his professional career, Arthur B. Rubinstein has composed and conducted music for film, theater and the concert stage, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Rome and Berlin.

As Music Director of Symphony In The Glen from 1993 to the present, Maestro Rubinstein has conducted some fifty free concerts with a repertoire of over two hundred works, ranging from Baroque to Beethoven, Puccini to Piazzolla, Rossini to Reveultas, including several World and Los Angeles premiers of new and rarely heard works.

Currently, Rubinstein is working on several projects for the legitimate theatre. Most recently he composed the music and collaborated on lyrics for a musical adaptation of Leonid Andreyev's tale of love and revenge at the circus, He Who Gets Slapped. The musical had its initial production in May of 2004, at the Hubbard Hall Theatre in Cambridge, New York and is slated for production at the Mark Taper Forum during the 2008-09 season. In addition, Rubinstein is collaborating with author and playwright Noble Smith to adapt Smith's highly original and delightfully funny novel Stolen From Gypsies into a comic opera.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Rubinstein has composed original music for more than 200 motion pictures and television productions, most notably WarGames, Blue Thunder, Stakeout, Lost In America and Whose Life Is It, Anyway? Among Rubinstein's many television credits is the score for Shooting War, the critically acclaimed primetime documentary about WWII newsreel cameramen for ABC Television, produced by Stephen Spielberg and narrated by Tom Hanks. His music for the CBS series Scarecrow & Mrs. King earned him an Emmy Award for original composition.

Among Mr. Rubinstein’s concert works include Octet for Percussion, commissioned by the Berlin Jazz Festival and Breugel–Dance Visions, a four-movement suite for tuba and chamber orchestra, commissioned and recorded by Jim Self for his solo album, Changing Colors (Summit Records). Mr. Rubinstein has composed a number of works premiered by Symphony In The Glen. In 2001, he composed MetroMorphosis, a three-movement symphonic suite which he describes as a “musical portrait of the evolution of Los Angeles from desert to teeming metropolis,” and in 2003 he composed DreamCycle, for solo violin, soprano saxophone, percussion, and strings. In 2006 Symphony In The Glen performed his Phantom Fairground–A Halloween Tale, and this season his Ballet for Grandparent and Toddler will be performed on Symphony In The Glen’s 2007 National Grandparent’s Day Concert.

Before moving to Los Angeles, Rubinstein served as Musical Director for a number of Broadway musicals, including, Jesus Christ, Superstar and A Chorus Line.  During this period he also began composing original music for the theater, serving as Composer-In-Residence for the American Conservatory Theater, the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Long Wharf Theater, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the Ravinia Festival.  His work also brought him to the ballet where he arranged and orchestrated the score for the Joffrey Ballet’s Charbriesque.

Rubinstein’s theater conducting career in Los Angeles has included A Chorus Line and Evita, at the Shubert Theater, and Gordon Davidson’s 1991 production of A Little Night Music at the Doolittle Theater, for which Rubinstein received a Drama-Logue Award.

Mr. Rubinstein has served as guest instructor on film composition at the University of Southern California and helped create the film music department at the Sundance Institute.

Rubinstein attended the High School of Music & Art and earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Yale University. Growing up in New York, his greatest influences were his grandfather, Naftule Brandwein (the famous Klezmer clarinetist), Leonard Bernstein and Phil Rizzuto (whom he had hoped to replace as shortstop for the New York Yankees). His daughter, Alexandra Nan Rubinstein-Ballenger, currently serves as a Head Production Designer with Disney Imagineering.






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