Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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Ruth Einstein

This is Ruth's third season with the Mankato Symphony. She was formerly principal cello of the Atlanta Phillharmonic Orchestra, the Gerogia Philharmonic, and the Rome (Georgia) Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music degree in cello performance from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was a conductor and cello instructor in the renowned UT String Project, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Ruth currently teaches cello at the New Ulm Suzuki School of Music and maintains a private cello studio. She's also a cashier at the St. Peter Food Co-op, and was previously an archivist and oral historian at The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta. Ruth grewup in Oak Ridge, TN.