Music Teacher's Composition Featured In Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Performance

Upper School Music Teacher Ron Robinson's music was recently featured in a performance by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Ron, who composes under the name Ronald Maurice, composed “18.15.13.1” which was featured in “Rule 26 1/2”, choreographed by Gaby Baars. “Rule 26 1/2” premiered October 14 and was the first part of The Four Seasons program. In this creation for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, the choreographer approaches in his piece the inevitable repetitions of everyday life, through which come together the impulses we all share: desire, loneliness, love, abandonment. While all are carried away by the complexity of the everyday mundane, one thing remains: the intrinsic desire to unite, to love each other.

Ron is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and has performed as a pianist, French horn player, and conductor throughout the United States, Austria, and Italy. He has conducted professional and amateur orchestras, choirs, operas, and musicals. He moved to New York after teaching and building music programs for K-12 private schools and universities in St. Louis. He is also a professor for the music education department at NYU, teaching conducting and composition. 

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