Bob is the Composer, Arranger, and Executive Producer of the WTTW-PBS Special A Christmas Carol – The Concert. The show received a Primetime Emmy® Nomination in 2014 for Outstanding Music & Lyrics.
Bob Christianson is a composer, arranger, keyboard player, and conductor. He was honored to have the Baltimore Symphony premiere his new piece, A Christmas Carol – The Concert in December of 2011.
He also co-arranged (with Gary Anderson) another orchestra piece that has become a holiday staple, Too Hot To Handel. It has been performed by many orchestras around the country, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
His new musical, Take Me America (book & lyrics by Bill Nable) had a two month run at the prestigious Village Theatre in Seattle, which was the original home of the hit Broadway shows Next To Normal and Million Dollar Quartet.
Bob was the most called-upon composer for the HBO series Sex And The City. He was nominated for an Emmy for his music for ABC Sports and has scored many series for the Discovery family of networks, including Secrets Of The National Parks and The Blue Angels – A Year In The Life. His television credits also include this season’s Mysteries Of The Museum (Travel Channel) and the iconic NCAA Basketball Theme for CBS. He has also scored Life Is Wild (for the CW), The Equalizer (CBS), Gimme A Break (NBC), and the Winter Olympics (CBS). Bob has written over 25 award-winning sports themes for CBS, ESPN, and ABC.
His orchestra works have been performed by The Baltimore Symphony, The Colorado Symphony, The Concordia Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, and others.
You can visit Bob on the web at www.bobchristianson.com and the PBS Show A Christmas Carol – The Concert at www.achristmascaroltheconcert.com.