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Musical director and principal conductor of the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra of Rosemont, Illinois, classically trained violinist and composer, and Grammy award-winning artist Arnie Roth is comfortable performing in many diverse musical styles. He has performed with a host of artists including Diana Ross, The Three Tenors, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, Josh Groban, Mannheim Steamroller, Art Garfunkel, Patrick Stewart, Peter Cetera, Dennis DeYoung, and Andrea Bocelli, Michael Feinstein, and Johnny Mathis

Currently Arnie has been involved in the production of a number of PBS-TV Specials as music director, conductor, and arranger. They include Charlotte Church: Enchantment - From Cardiff, Wales for Sony, the exciting new WTTW Soundstage shows featuring: Peter Cetera and Symphony, An Evening with Dennis DeYoung, Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman, Michael McDonald and the Doobie Brothers, and also WTTW’s Four Seasons in Chicago. Arnie has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.

Mr. Roth has been a long time member of the Grammy award winning group Mannheim Steamroller. A selection of recently released CDs produced by Mr. Roth include Heritage: The Irish Tenors with the London Symphony Orchestra (Razor & Tie/BMG), We Three Kings: The Irish Tenors with the Czech National Chamber Orchestra (Razor & Tie/BMG), Music of the Joffrey Ballet with the London Symphony Orchestra (Four Winds/Allegro), Trumpet Masterworks with George Vosburgh (Four Winds/Allegro), A Christmas Concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass (Four Winds/Allegro), A Renaissance Holiday with The London Symphony Orchestra (American Gramaphone), The Compleat Four Seasons (Vivaldi) with Patrick Stewart (American Gramaphone), The American Girls Revue (American Girls Productions), Circle of Friends (American Girls Productions) and An American Girls Christmas with the London Symphony (American Girls Productions).

Arnie's talents extend into the area of film production as well. He produced and conducted music for the Robert Altman film The Company, and is the producer, composer, conductor and arranger for the new series of CGI Animated films from Mattel Entertainment: Barbie in The Nutcracker, Barbie as Rapunzel, Barbie of Swan Lake, Barbie as Princess and the Pauper, Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus. He won the award for Best Score at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards™ for his score for the film Rapunzel.

   

 

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