Robert Eisenstein

Co-Artistic Director with over 200 productions and performances over the past 40 years. Significant performances include The Second Shepherds’ Play (2016, 2007), Measure + Dido at the Kennedy Center and Napa Valley Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe and Strathmore, The Fairy Queen, and Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum at the Washington National Cathedral. Director of the Five College Early Music Program; Music Director for the Five College Opera Project production of Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero. He is a faculty member of Mount Holyoke College, where he teaches music history and performs the viola da gamba, violin, and medieval fiddle. He is an active participant in the Five College Medieval Studies. Recipient of Early Music America’s Thomas Binkley Award for outstanding achievement in performance and scholarship by the director of a college early music ensemble.

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Music Director