Welcome to the personal website of conductor Levi Hammer, a musician of remarkable range and versatility who is invigorating the world of classical music today.   Here you can follow Levi's diverse activities, learn about his life, read the latest written by and about him, and stay in touch with him through the web!

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Reading Barzini's The Italians and came across this fabulous passage: "Italians on their death beds, in rooms facing especially noisy squares or streets, are known to have renounced leaving their last wishes and advice to weeping relatives, being too weak to make themselves heard."  February 12, 2014

Starting off my re-study of Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream by re-reading the Shakespeare.  February 4, 2014

Kodaly's Dances of Galanta...a distinctly Hungarian joie de vivre...I love this music!  January 6, 2014

I've fallen in love with the little E-flat Serenade of Mozart!  December 21, 2013

Arias of Donizetti, Mozart, Offenbach, Rossini and Strauss.  November 19, 2013

Shakespeare's As You Like It and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis.  November 4, 2013

Fauré and Ravel Pavanes, Puccini and Mascagni Intermezzi.  October 28, 2013

Spending much of this week with Sibelius 7.  The complexity and beauty and rightness of this work astounds me.  October 21, 2013

Recent review:

"Levi Hammer led a stirring performance from memory.  The ASO musicians gave Hammer a fraternal solo bow when he was called back to stage."

"I want to create an environment where beauty is fostered through music"  -LH

Recent review: 

"Though the baton is alluring, Hammer should keep a hand or two on the piano as his career advances. He’s good at it."

From Sung Cha, parent of Akron Youth Symphony musician Alex Cha: 

"We don't often have a chance to convey this, but I think the kids are very fortunate to have such an articulate, passionate, and accomplished conductor at the helm."