OUR CONDUCTOR

Meet Tom Riccobono

Tom joined the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra as conductor in 2016 and we are excited that a conductor of Mr. Riccobono’s strengths and caliber is helping take BASO to the next level as a volunteer musical group. 


Mr. Riccobono is the instructor of low brass at the Interlochen Arts Academy, on faculty of the Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute, and the Artistic Director of the Interlochen Adult Band Camp.  He is also the Principal Trombonist with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. 


Mr. Riccobono holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Penn State University, and a Performers' Certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music.


Mr. Riccobono has performed with the Savannah Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra in Salzau, Germany, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Italy. He also performed with such commercial acts as the Temptations, Four Tops, Moody Blues, Four Irish Tenors, Abe Laboriel, John Fedchock, Harry Connick Sr., Luciano Pavaratti, Doc Severinsen, Don Rickles, Yes, Ian Anderson, Bernadette Peters, and conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Mstislav Rostropovich, Lorin Maazel, Kevin Rhodes, Robert Shaw, Louis Lane, Michael Stern, Leon Fleisher. He is the former artistic director of the Encore Winds and is principal trombone of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. 


Tom lives in Traverse City with his wife, Jeanmarie Riccobono and their three children. The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome Mr. Tom Riccobono as conductor and musical advisor.