Folk Rock Bio

Rachel Rossos provides the melody. Born in New Jersey and schooled in New York City, the 28-year-old folk rock storyteller grew within the Manhattan club scene, weaving together guitar, voice, and bittersweet poetry in such venues as the Knitting Factory, CBGBs Gallery, and Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Her 2004 debut CD "Rated R" is available on CDBaby and in most digital retail stores, including iTunes. From 2002 to 2006, Rachel worked in development for The New York Pops orchestra under the direction of Skitch Henderson in Carnegie Hall. In 2006, Rachel moved to the west coast where she became the Director of Development and Marketing for the New Century Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in various San Francisco venues, including Hotel Utah, Encounter Studios, and Retox Lounge. In August and October 2006, Rachel was a featured guest on the Cable TV show "SF Open Mic." In 2007, Rachel's voice could be heard in the Studio Theatre's production of "The Pillowman" in Washington, D.C. and on the third album produced by Nick Rossos, Bohemian Fusion. In 2008, she sang background vocals for the debut album from Ol' Cheeky Bastards.

Rachel moved back to New York City to take on the role of Director of Relationship Marketing for the New York Philharmonic. She studies voice with Ruth Rainero and sings in the New York City Master Chorale. She performs with her husband, keyboard player Michael Gallant, in the indie rock band Aurical.

Orchestra Bio

A trained singer and long-time classical music fan, Rachel Rossos began her orchestra management career in 2002 with The New York Pops orchestra, under the direction of Founder and Music Director Skitch Henderson.  Four years later, Ms. Rossos relocated to the west coast where, after a brief period of event planning and fundraising for UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, she returned to the world of music as Marketing and Public Relations Director for the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco.  In 2008, Ms. Rossos was promoted to Director of Development and Marketing, a position that had her overseeing both contributed and earned income for the orchestra.  Later that year, she was admitted to the second class of the League of American Orchestras Executive Leadership Program, a two year program that focuses on professional development of the next generation of leaders in orchestra management. After completing the program, Ms. Rossos took on the role of Director of Relationship Marketing for the New York Philharmonic.

Ms. Rossos received her B.A. in Music from Columbia University, where she studied with award-winning composers Sebastian Currier and Tristan Murail.  She independently released a CD of original folk songs in October 2004.  Ms. Rossos orchestrated Endingness by Mexican artist Pablo Helguera for a performance under the baton of Alondra de la Parra at an art opening in April 2005. In 2011, Endingness was performed by Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Rossos performed in the New York Pops Festival chorus at New York City’s Bryant Park as part of the Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular on NBC-TV in July 2005 and is a member of the New York City Master Chorale.  She currently studies classical voice with Ruth Rainero.  An avid writer as well, Ms. Rossos has contributed to the international music magazine Keyboard, most recently creating a tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen.  Ms. Rossos lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gallant, and her cats, Eric Clapton and Hiromi.

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