Richard Owen is celebrating his seventh season as conductor and is the music director of the Adelphi Orchestra. Combining a successful career as a conductor, entrepreneur, pianist and organist, Maestro Owen is also music director of Camerata NY Orchestra and St. Jean Baptiste Church (NYC). He was formerly on the conducting staff of the NY Philharmonic (cover conductor) as well as the Deutsche Oper am Rhein(Duessledorf). Mo. Owen has made several conducting debuts including with the Little Opera Theater of New York (Gluck’s The Reformed Drunkard), with Rioult Dance (M. Torke’s Iphigenia) the Center for Contemporary Opera (Night of the Living Dead) and Carmina Burana with the Montreal Symphony, conducting alongside Mo. Kent Nagano. He has conducted symphony orchestras in Duisburg, Duesseldorf, Rzeszow, Jacksonville, Monterrey, Belgrade as well as the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Europa Symphony, the Silesian Philharmonic, the Baltic Opera and the Pacific Symphony. Mr. Owen graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a recipient of a piano scholarship. He studied piano, accompanying and conducting at the Manhattan School of Music and at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. A native New Yorker, Mr. Owen is committed to the cultural growth of the New York Metro/Northern New Jersey by presenting diverse repertoire to all generations.