Dr. Robinson will conduct two concerts on the same program, titled The Music of Russell Robinson, on May 5, 2019 at Carnegie Hall. With over 500 choral works in print, Distinguished Concerts International New York - DCINY advertised a concert opportunity for middle school mixed choirs from across the US to perform works written by Dr. Robinson. Over 400 singers auditioned and were accepted by DCINY, and as a result, he will conduct two choirs of 200+ each on the same concert. It will include two world premieres that Robinson has written especially for this concert as well as his arrangements of classical works, multi-cultural choral works and original choral compositions.
Distinguished Concerts International New York is one of the most prestigious concert producers in New York City, including producing concerts for other conductor/composers such as Eric Whitacre, Joseph Martin, Mark Hayes, etc. Robinson's previous invited appearances as conductor at Carnegie Hall were in 1997, 2006, and 2014. Robinson retired from UF in May of 2016.