Arthur Rishi

Adjunct Faculty
  • Art and Music

About Me

Arthur Rishi can be found both behind the scenes and on concert stages in the Boston area. As an arts administrator, he has held positions with Handel & Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, Northeastern University's Department of Music and Center for the Arts, the Choral Music Program at Harvard-Radcliffe, Opera Theatre of Connecticut, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. He was co-founder and Executive Director of Prism Opera, a chamber opera company, and currently serves as Artistic Administrator of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, as Artistic Director of the Class of 1959 Chapel Concert Series at Harvard Business School, and as Music Director of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline.

As a singer, he performs frequently in oratorio, and concert. Recent appearances have included Mozart's Requiem and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Pasadena Master Chorale, Beethoven's Mass in C and Orff's Carmina burana with the Assabet Valley Master Singers, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the DeNovo Quartet, Janacek's Diary of one who Vanished at Northeastern University, the Evangelist in Bach's St. John Passion with Sarasa Ensemble, the title role in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito with Prism Opera. He has performed Schubert's song cycle Die schöne Müllerin more than twenty times in concert halls throughout the Northeast and Canada and as a part of First Night Providence. He holds an AB cum laude from Harvard College, an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a M.Mus degree from Boston University.