NGCS Clerk Robert Kirzinger
Robert Kirzinger is a composer and writer with degrees in composition from Carnegie Mellon University and the New England Conservatory. A Boston resident since 1989, in 1998 he joined the staff of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he is an editor and annotator for the program book and a pre-concert speaker. In addition to the BSO and Tanglewood, he has written program notes for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and numerous other ensembles. His CD booklet notes for the Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, BMOP Sound, New World Records, Albany, and other labels have ranged from Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Lukas Foss, Donald Martino, Michael Gandolfi, Lisa Bielawa, Ken Ueno, Julia Werntz, and John Mallia. For ten years he was a reviewer and features contributor to Fanfare Magazine. As a composer, Robert Kirzinger’s music has been performed by the Prana Duo and under the aegis of such organizations as the Boston Microtonal Society, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project Club Café concerts, Auros, and the Boston Avant Garde Society, among others. As a member of the industrial music collaboration PChildren in the late 1980s and early ’90s, he worked with visual and sound artist Michael Parker in multimedia performances and recording projects. His advocacy for new music includes organization of concerts and other events in the Boston area, and he is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Radius Ensemble. Robert has been on the New Gallery Concert Series Board of Directors since 2010.