Dino Anagnost

Graduating class of 1961



Dino Anagnost began his musical career in the fourth grade at Maynard School. Considered somewhat of a prodigy, upon entering Central High, he played in the school orchestra, served as piano soloist, and in his senior year, held the position of assistant conductor. As a member of the chorus and band, Dino performed as soloist for both organizations. He sang leading bass roles in Central High's legendary Gilbert and Sullivan operetta productions, even providing music for the gym team. Anagnost continued his education at Boston University, which honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus; The Juilliard School, where he was selected to Who’s Who among American Universities and Colleges; Harvard University, Tanglewood, New England Conservatory, where he did advanced Music Studies; and Teachers College at Columbia University where he earned his Doctorate in Music. Dr. Anagnost held the position of Adjunct Professor of Music at Columbia University. As Music Director and Conductor of The Little Orchestra Society of New York, Dr. Anagnost has conducted more than 1,000 public concerts throughout the United States. As Dean of Music at the National Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of The Holy Trinity in New York, he created Cathedral Concerts—Great Music Under a Byzantine Dome® which showcased his own compositions and arrangements. Dr. Anagnost conducted concerts and opera throughout the world, including Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Building, the White House and Lincoln Center. For his countless achievements, he received a wide range of awards and commendations, including those from Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; a knighthood with the decoration of Commendatore from Italy and the Dmitri Mitropoulos Medal from Greece as well as a Grammy nomination for the Orchestra's first video. For his many and varied contributions to the realm of music at Central and throughout the world, the Hall of Fame salutes Maestro Dino Anagnost.