Orchestral Concerts

Scott Lawton is an American conductor based in Germany. He has served as the Principal Conductor of the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg in Potsdam since 1999. His activities with the Filmorchester include performances of silent films, studio recordings for film and television productions and orchestral concerts.

Since 2004 he has also served as music director of the summer festival in Bad Gandersheim and is active there as a conductor and composer. In 2005 he was appointed conductor of the LPO NRW, a professional symphonic wind orchestra based in Wuppertal. He also teaches music interpretation at the Folkwang Academy in Bochum.

Some programs he has presented as a guest conductor with other orchestras include:

  • Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal -- Concerts titled: "What is American Music?" - compositions by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Antonin Dvorak. Featured soloists were pianist Maki Hayashida and vocalist Tinie Zacher.
  • Saarland State Orchestra -- "Symphonic Klezmer" concerts in Saarbrücken; this program featured "The World Quintet" (formerly known as "Kol Simcha") and symphonic works by Sergei Prokofiev, Marc Lavry and Louis Saguer. Here is a review.
  • Gürzenich Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker -- Film music concert entitled "Just listen to the bloody music!" featuring compositions by Sir Malcolm Arnold, Sir William Walton, Alex North, Bernard Herrman and Ron Goodwin. Sir Malcolm Arnold attended this concert at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall; it was later broadcast on WDR 3. Here is a review.
  • Kölner Rundfunkorchester WDR -- Gala concert of music by Friedrich Schroeder from his films and operettas presented at the Kölner Philharmonie.
  • Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) -- Two concert programs in Frankfurt and Potsdam: "Tangomania" with bandoneon virtuoso Lothar Hensel and "Nino Rota's Filmharmonia"
  • Dresdner Sinfoniker -- Classic Open Air am Gendarmenmarkt 2001 with soloists Angelika Milster, Uwe Kroeger, Cusch Jung, Anna Montanaro and Leah Delos Santos. Here is a review.
  • Sinfonisches Orchester Berlin -- All-Tchaikovsky and all-Gershwin programs in the Berliner Philharmonie since 2000. In the Gershwin concerts I also appear as piano soloist.