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We offer this page of our website for your interest. Below you will find information regarding several of our professional and institutional clients, with artist bio when available, and dates for area events and performances.Terry Klinefelter
The music on this page is In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, composed by Mann and Hilliard, another partial cut from Terry's Simple Gifts CD, for which the piano was prepared by Ralph Onesti. We hope you enjoy it! For more information on this CD or to reach Terry Klinefelter go to her website; www.terryklinefelter.com
From Terry's website: Philadelphia-area pianist Terry Klinefelter is a performer equally at home in the classical and jazz idioms. In addition to appearances with many of Philadelphia's finest jazz musicians, she has also been a guest artist on the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series numerous times, and has performed at the Rome Festival, the Chadds Ford Winery Jazz Festival, and the Arcady Festival in Bar Harbor, Maine. She was featured with George Shearing at the opening of Bally's Grand Hotel in Atlantic City. She is an Assistant Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and is also the staff pianist for the Harrisburg Symphony.
Tuesdays (ongoing): Jazz duo with Rob Swanson on bass. 6:00-10:00 p.m. Sullivan's Steakhouse, King of Prussia, PA.
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Numerous Atlantic City NJ Casinos
Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas NV
Pianist and Conductor
Holland American Cruises
Holland American Cruises
Royal Viking Line
Feature Films: Scream Bloody Murder (Independent)
Popular Music: List of copyrights available on request
Arrangements for singers
Composition at the Philadelphia Musical Academy
Clement Petrillo, Philadelphia
Dennis Sandole, Philadelphia
Frederich Zweig, Los Angeles
Eddy Manson, UCLA
Assistant Adjunct Professor University of the Arts
Adjunct Voice Faculty Community College of Philadelphia
Emeritus Board of Governors NARAS Philadelphia Chapter
Anne Sciolla graduated from The Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in Classical Voice Performance and attended Oxford University’s Summer Music Program and received her Master’s Degree in Voice Performance summa cum laude from West Chester University.
In 1990 she was chosen by the American Institute for Musical Studies to study German Lied and Art Song in Austria.
Anne made her solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music with William Smith, Conductor. She also made her solo debut at the Kimmel Center Perelman Theater with the West Chester University Symphony as well as the Gloucester County Allegro Society Orchestra and the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.
She later received a grant from the University of the Arts to attend the Bud Shank Jazz Workshop in Washington, where she studied with jazz vocalist Jay Clayton. As a participant in the International Association of Jazz Educators in New York, Anne premiered Randy Brecker’s GRAMMY®-nominated song, “Into the Sun,” with the GRAMMY®-winning trumpeter. She has been a frequently requested solo artist for WHYY TV broadcasts with hosts Bob Perkins and Toni Nash.
An accomplished and respected vocalist, known as the ultimate cross-over singer, Sciolla has toured with Felix Cavaliere and the Rascals, served as vocal coach to Courtney Love, and performed with Jimmy Bruno, Kevin Eubanks, Bob Berg, Uri Caine, John Swana, Diane Monroe, Joey DeFrancesco, and others. In addition to multiple solo performances at jazz festivals around the country, Sciolla has been an annual guest artist with the Wallingford Community Art Song Series and a frequent guest artist with the Relache Ensemble.
She has been singing professionally for 30 years. She has been on the Voice Faculty at the Community College of Philadelphia for 25 years and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts School of Music for 18 years.
Ms. Sciolla released her debut album, Jerome Kern - Lost Treasures on the Centaur Record Label in 2000. The CD described as a “total delight” by Billboard Magazine - premiered Jerome Kern’s earliest compositions. Anne’s vocal skills can be heard on the 2003 soundtrack of Steve Guttenberg’s film production P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, which premiered in New York.
Ms. Sciolla recently served as an adjudicator for the Miss New Jersey Pageant Foundation.
She made her International television solo debut performing at The Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the Hatton/Urango Welter Weight Boxing Championship. She was the guest soloist for the premiere of Donald Waxman’s “Love Songs” at the 2007 Annual State Conference Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association and serves on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She is currently working on her 2nd album, Diva Free Zone.
She is currently on Joey DeFrancesco's album, "Never Can Say Goodbye, the Music of Michael Jackson" on High Note records, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for the 2011 Grammys.
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Wildheartgroup.com - Partnered with PBS for the upcoming series "On Record-The Soundtrack of Our Lives".
Taken from the website press page:
ON RECORD: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES traces the history of recorded music and its impact on popular culture and features hundreds of artists from all genres of music. Featuring Sir George Martin, legendary producer of the Beatles, with narration by two-time Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, artists already interviewed for ON RECORD include Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach, Brian Wilson, Les Paul, Lieber & Stoller, Mark Knopfler, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), Honeyboy Edwards, Hans Zimmer, Kitty Wells, Peter, Paul & Mary, Herb Alpert, Dave Grusin, Earl Scruggs, the Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, Steve Van Zandt, The Sherman Brothers, Gordon Lightfoot and many others. Upcoming interviews slotted for later this spring include Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Jimmy Jam, Quincy Jones, Alison Krauss, Steve Winwood, Ringo Starr, Steppenwolf, Marty Stuart, Cliff Richard, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and more.
From Randall's website: www.randallscarlata.com“A triumph this baritone has in his keeping the vocal wherewithal to do just about anything he wants.”
-The Boston Globe-
Hailed for his warm, expressive sound, consummate musicianship and winning way with the audience, baritone Randall Scarlata has become one of the most sought-after musical interpreters of his generation. His performances throughout the United States, Europe and South America have garnered raves from audiences and critics alike.
Elizabeth WeiglePhone: 212.865.7997 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
From Elizabeth's website: www.elizabethweigle.com
Soprano Elizabeth Weigle is sought out for her unique vocal beauty and interpretive insight, which she lends to music ranging from the Baroque to the 21st Century. Highlights of Elizabeth’s recent/upcoming performances include: Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall and again at Washington National Cathedral, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott BWV 51 with American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, Mahler’s Symphony Number Four with Colorado Symphony, Brahms Requiem with Rhode Island Symphony, Carmina Burana with York Symphony, the world premiere of Shende’s Three Longfellow Poems (written for her) with Portland Symphony, and Feldman’s Rabbi Akiba with Slee Sinfonietta.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she studied with the late Jan DeGaetani, Elizabeth earned her MM at the Manhattan School of Music with continued studies at the Juilliard School. She has recorded for the Nonesuch, Erato, Albany, Koch and BMOP Sound labels. Elizabeth enjoys teaching in Philadelphia through her private voice studio and as a member of the voice faculty at St. Joseph’s University.
Governess, Turn of the Screw, (Manhattan School of Music)
"Moreover, Elizabeth Weigle… gave an impressive performance as the Governess. Her light, flexible soprano, with its pleasing middle range and penetrating top, was imaginatively applied to the shaping of her character."
-The New York Times-
A native of Harrisburg, PA, soprano Elizabeth Weigle received critical acclaim for her “fine-spun performance” of Handel’s Messiah with her “exquisite control of volume, pitch and line and her easy adornments” (American Bach Soloistis, San Jose Mercury News”. Of her Carmina Burana performances: “Ms. Weigle’s crystalline soprano mourns the vicissitudes of love lost, reaching a D above high C that is nothing short of inspiring.” (Pueblo Chieftain.)
Mr. Raub is a twice summa cum laude graduate of West Chester University, in Pennsylvania; he has also studied privately with Martin Katz in New York. For the past twenty-five years he has worked at The Academy of Vocal Arts and is currently a master vocal coach, assisting the musical director and conducting operas. For nine seasons he served as assistant conductor, pianist, and supertitle operator at the Opera Company of Philadelphia (OCP). He served as supertitle operator for The Philadelphia Orchestra for several concert opera performances both at The Academy of Music and Carnegie Hall. He has also served on the music staffs of The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, The Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, The Pittsburgh Opera Center, The Hollybush Festival in New Jersey, The Kent Blossom Festival in Ohio, and The University of the Arts and Temple University in Philadelphia. As an opera conductor, Mr. Raub has conducted performances of Puccini's Le villi, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Die Fledermaus, Don Pasquale, Così fan tutte, Richard Wargo's The Music Shop, and many productions of Hansel and Gretel at AVA and at Artpark in Lewiston, New York. He served as assistant conductor for Opera Carolina's production of Floyd's Cold Sassy Tree, and conducted the world premiere of Philadelphia composer Margaret Garwood's The Scarlet Letter; he has also conducted Massenet's Cendrillon at The Banff Centre and Don Giovanni at The Blossom Festival.
Mr. Raub has served as coach/pianist for The Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition and worked with Mr. Pavarotti as a recitative accompanist in OCP's production of L'elisir d'amore and as backstage conductor for Luisa Miller and Pittsburgh Opera's Tosca. He has performed with José Carreras, George Shirley, Benita Valente and Florence Quivar, Richard Leech, and Indra Thomas. In demand as a pianist for recitals, Mr. Raub has performed and recorded with singers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. He made his Carnegie Hall debut during its hundredth Anniversary with mezzo-soprano and AVA alumna Wanda Brister, and has accompanied Wilhelmenia Fernandez (AVA alumna and star of the film Diva) in recital and on television. Mr. Raub has also accompanied three additional AVA alumni in their recital debuts: Stuart Neill at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, John Packard (Dead Man Walking) at the Ravinia Festival, and Richard Troxell (star of the film Madama Butterfly) at Salem College (North Carolina), and Penn State University, and AVA alumna Latonia Moore in her recital in the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, sponsored by the Opera Orchestra of New York.
John Conahan is a piano singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. He has fashioned a technique that is driven by concentrated and highly-acrobatic singing, as well as charming piano sound that will impress and inspire. Polished songs of depth colored with the grit of New Orleans blues. John brings together his varied lives as a scat singer, choral composer, jazz pianist and operatic tenor for a unique color of songwriting and performance. He has shared the stage with musicians like Jeffrey Gaines, Josh Joplin & the Squirrel Nut Zippers as well as many of Philadelphia's beloved songwriters. He has been a clinician at Eastman School of Music, performed with Ravi Coltrane, and worked extensively as a spontaneous piano artist. However, John is most known for his highly energetic singing, bombastic piano skills and forcing his audiences into singing along. He has been praised by the local and national press and receives regular airplay on radio stations around the world. You can find out more about John and listen to him online at www.johnconahan.com
Dr. William Gatens
WILLIAM J. GATENS, Organist-Choirmaster of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, Pa.; Organist for Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park; and a regular contributor to American Record Guide. For eleven years, he was an announcer for Philadelphia's classical music station WFLN-FM until the station ceased operations in 1997. He holds a BA from Swarthmore College as well as the BA, MA, and D.Phil. from Oxford University. He is the author of Victorian Cathedral Music in Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 1986), several published articles and essays, and has furnished numerous reviews of books and musical editions for Music and Letters. He is a contributor to the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and to the New Dictionary of National Biography. His organ recital appearances have included performances at Longwood Gardens, the University of Pennsylvania (Irvine Auditorium), Drexel University, Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, and many Philadelphia-area churches. In the summer of 2001, he led the choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd on a two-week tour of England, where they sang choral services at Southwell Minster, York Minster, and St. Albans Cathedral. He led a second such tour in August of 2004 to Norwich Cathedral, Durham Cathedral, and Lichfield Cathedral. He is active as an accompanist with the Main Line Opera Guild, Media Chamber Chorale, and other organizations.
Phone: (610) 246-2403
Rick Hall has been a professional composer, music producer and performer for more than 25 years.
- Currently on the Music Technology faculty of the Philadelphia Community College music department.
- Teaching composition and a variety of other subjects at the University of the Arts - School of Music since 2001. Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2005.
- Activities over the years have included running his own recording studio, producing over 70 CDs since 1991; scoring extensively for television, film and advertising; writing art music; and playing keyboards in jazz and rock bands.
Paul F. Klinefelter III
cell #: 610.420.6312
Bassist Paul Klinefelter is a frequent performer on the classical, blues and jazz scenes. He has appeared at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Chadds Ford Winery Jazz Festival, the Next Generation and Rome Festivals, and during the 2007-2009 seasons at the Endless Mountain Music Festival. He has collaborated with such notable artists as Metropolitan Opera baritone Eric Owens, pianist Awadagin Pratt and the Ying Quartet. Much in demand as a sideman, he has recorded on the Horseplay, Verve, Art of Life, Vectordisc and Savant labels. His solo debut recording, Night Mood (Vectordisc) “finds Klinefelter in the leader's seat on a set that mixes styles and shifts line-ups on a polished, top-level jazz disc.” (Dan McClenaghan in All About Jazz)
Paul currently teaches at the Community College of Philadelphia, the Music Centre in Exton, PA, and at his home studio. Past positions have included Rowan University as well as clinics at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Paul has been a student of Eligio Rossi, Lou Kosma of the Metropolitan Opera and Neil Courtney, assistant principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts and is currently a member of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
Philly Party Band
This is the band that can do it all and do it all exceptionally well. From James Brown to Andrew Bocelli, from Sinatra to Lady Gaga, The Philly Party Band delivers.
With a powerful and smooth rhythm section, crisp horn section, and 4 multitalented lead singers, the music and variety sparkles throughout every performance. Contemporary classics and your favorite sounds from yesterday come to life through the high-energy multimedia performance and refined musicianship.
With a reputation for being "Philadelphia's Ultimate Party Band", Philly Party Band delivers each song in a fun, enthusiastic, and captivating style that breathes new life into the show-band performance world. There's no better time than now to see why the area entertainment reviews are calling the Philly Party Band the reigning powerhouse of live entertainment.
Magdaliz Roura is the founder, manager, guitarist, and lead singer of Trio Crisol. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from an early age, she showed a talent for music by singing, playing instruments by ear, and improvising. She has performed with many and varied musical ensembles, and choirs, in Puerto Rico and the USA. Since 1994 she has been living in Philadelphia where she has been a Music Therapist, Recreational Therapist Director, Translator/ Interpreter/ Voice Over (English/ Spanish), and Teacher/ Instructor (Spanish, Music, Latin dances). She is currently finishing a Masters in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) at Drexel University.
CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia area since the Fall of 1997. This group is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America.
Magdaliz serves as the backbone of Trio Crisol, while the other musicians vary depending on their schedule and the nature of the performance.
Magdaliz and Her Trio Crisol is available as a One, Two, Three, Four, or Five pieces band, for weddings, parties, special events, concerts, festivals, Mariachi music, and many other affairs. We will give your guests a night to remember with beautiful songs from all over Latin America.
Search our website for more information, upcoming events, photos, availability, and to check some of our previous engagements (including our performances at the Kimmel Center, TV appearances, concerts, and much more).
Marian Concus is a versatile flutist, in both Philadelphia and The San Francisco Bay Area. She currently is a member of California based Fremont Symphony/Opera/Ballet and Santa Cruz County Symphony. In addition, she served as solo piccoloist with Boise Philharmonic.
In Philadelphia, Marian Concus was guest soloist at the 2007 Philadelphia Harp Festival. She performed a solo recital on the Brown Bag Concert Series at Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square, and she will be featured as soloist again on this series in June, 2012. Ms. Concus was Principal Flutist in the 2010 Wilmington Ballet production of Nutcracker, and for two years was a weekly Midday Melodies Artist at Reading Terminal Market.
Ms. Concus has recorded in Paris with Adama, with Chicago based Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and Windy City Slickers, and in The San Francisco Bay Area with Laudamus Choir and Ohlone Chamber Singers. At the request of New Music Works, Santa Cruz, California composers, Ms. Concus recorded contemporary pieces for their CD Night of the Living Composers. Ms. Concus is also featured flute soloist on Enchante's Shades of Love, an eclectic collection of love songs arranged for flute, voice, and harp.
Marian Concus holds a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. She studied for two years in France with former Principal Flutist of Orchestre de Paris Michel Debost, and did undergraduate coursework in music at University of California, Berkeley. She is a competition adjudicator for Philadelphia Flute Society, and a member of American Federation of Musicians, National Flute Association, and Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.
For more information, please visit Marian Concus' website www.mconcusflutist.com
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The Philippine Soprano, Evelyn Mandac, is internationally acclaimed as a superb singing actress in opera, as a soloist with leading orchestras, and as a recitalist.
Known for premiering new works such as the World and American Premieres of Thomas Pasatieri’s The Black Widow and Ines de Castro, Luciano Berio’s Passagio, Hans Werner Henze‘s Bassarids, and Richard Bennett‘s Mines of Sulphur. Ms. Mandac also sang lead operatic roles at major opera houses around the world sharing the stages with great singers such as: Placido Domingo, Shirley Verett, Frederica von Stade, Kiri Te Kanawa, Marilyn Horne, Jenny Tourel, Birgit Nilsson, Richard Tucker, Jose van Dam, and Sherrill Milnes. Often under the baton of the notable conductors such as: James Levine, Herbert von Karajan, Seiji Ozawa, Claudio Abbado, Eugene Ormandy, and Zubin Mehta.
Ms. Mandac made her Metropolitan Opera debut during the 1975-76 season as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in the season’s premiere of that work, followed by the broadcast. She returned to the Met that same season for Hansel and Gretel, and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. At the Kennedy Center Ms. Mandac performed the title role in Massenet’s Manon, Anne Truelove in Stravinsky’s The Rakes Progress and Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme.
She has recorded for the RCA label Mahler’s Second Symphony under the baton of Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra and for the Seraphim label Alexander’s “Songs for Eve.” Her recording of Carmina Burana, for the RCA label, under the baton of Seiji Ozawa with Sherrill Milnes, Stanley Kolk and the Boston Symphony, is also acclaimed as the most downloaded and purchased recording on iTunes. Her live performance of Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine as “Ines,” with Shirley Verrett and Placido Domingo, conducted by Jean Perisson at the San Francisco Opera has also been released and available on CD.
For private lessons and master classes, Ms. Mandac maintains a vocal studio in New York City, San Francisco and the Philippines and continues to delight in helping singers reach their highest potential.
Erik decided to master the keyboard at an early age younger than any teacher would take him as a student. He eagerly started studying piano formally at age five and quickly developed a keen ear for many musical styles. Growing up in a household surrounded by the nurturing tones of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Dave Brubeck on the family record player infused a special passion for classic American music. Performing in bars and arenas by his teenage years, Erik was soon schooled in the fundamentals of live performance, playing in rock bands like The Heat, Missing Links and Between Days, headlining and opening for national acts Blue Oyster Cult, Heart, and Blue Rodeo. Erik studied musical theory and composition at West Chester University, and was mentored in classical, jazz, latin, and contemporary musical stylings under the esteemed tutelage of renowned pianist Herminia Lang. He currently plays and sings on stages from Maine to the Florida Keys both as solo artist, and with his musical comrades in bands like The Mango Men, Sin Brothers, Missing Links and Arcadia Jazz Project.
With a broad repertoire encompassing classic rock standards, adult contemporary hits, crowd sing-alongs, and your favorite eclectic “B-sides” that you’ll hear nowhere else, Erik welcomes all requests and continues to add to his songlist weekly.
Korean American pianist Soohyung Yoo has performed for audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and Salle Cortot in Paris. She has been a prizewinner of several international competitions, including the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, International Young Artists Piano Competition, Pinault International Competition, and Artist International Presentations, which resulted to a successful debut recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2009.
Soohyung began her piano studies in Korea at the age of 7, and continued her studies in the United States with Hugh Sung and Eleanor Sokoloff until her entrance to the prestigious Eastman School of Music. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees at Eastman in Piano Performance under the guidance of Professor Thomas Schumacher, as a recipient of the Howard Hanson Scholarship, Etta Miller Award, and a Graduate Assistant in Accompanying. Upon graduation, she spent one year abroad in Brussels and Paris in the International Certificate for Piano Artists program held by the Ecole Normal de Musique de Alfred Cortot and Fondation Belle 'Arte with artistic director Nelson Delle Vigne and President Phllipe Entremont. She has also coached or has performed in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Alicia DeLarrocha, Lazar Berman, Gary Graffman, Jerome Lowenthal, and Francois Duchable.
Soohyung completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland with Professor Larissa Dedova in December of 2009, with her dissertation topic "Use of Variation and Fugue in Piano Music Following the Classical Period". She has been on the faculty at Frederick Community College, the International School of Music, Musical Expressions, and the University of Maryland. She is currently on the faculty at The Piano School of NYC and also maintains an active teaching studio where she works with a wonderful group of students. Soohyung resides in Manhattan with her husband and cat.
Paul Spencer Adkins - Tenor
A winner in the First Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, as well as the Philadelphia and Princeton Metropolitan Opera auditions, tenor Paul Spencer Adkins enjoys a career in the United States and abroad. He has performed with a number of opera companies which include the Greater Miami Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Tulsa Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Delaware, Orlando Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Virginia Opera, Cleveland Opera, Sarasota Opera, Lake George Opera, Opera Columbus and the touring company of Sarah Caldwell’s Opera Company of Boston. Favorite operatic roles performed include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rudolfo in La Boheme, MacDuff in Macbeth, Alfredo in LaTraviata, the Duke in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia Di Lammermoor, the title role in Faust, Des Grieux in Manon, Mario in Tosca, and the role of Hoffman in The Tales Of Hoffman. Mr. Adkins’ European operatic debut was with the Netherlands Opera Forum as Nadir in The Pearl Fishers.
Symphonic engagements include the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Verdi's Requiem), Silvio Varviso conductor; the Milwaukee Symphony, Lukas Fosse conductor; the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra; the Richmond Symphony, George Manahann, conductor; Mexico's National Symphony; the Philadelphia Orchestra (Handel's Messiah), William Smith conductor, and the Hilton Head Symphony among others.
Mr. Adkins has performed with the Flanders Opera Orchestra (Britten's War Requiem) in Antwerp, Belgium; with the RAI Orchestra in Milano, Italy; the Swedish Radio Orchestra along with the Bournemouth and Portsmouth Symphony Orchestras of Great Britian. Mr. Adkins has participated in a number of world premiers, including Menotti's The Hero, Anthony Davis' X, and Leslie Adams' opera Blake. His New York operatic debut took place at Alice Tully Hall in the title role of Virgil Thompson's Lord Byron. He returned to New York for performances as Garibaldi in the Philip Glass-Robert Wilson opera, The Civil Wars, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Adkins' television credits include the co-producer and featured solo artist in the international PBS broadcast of “ The Musical Legacy of Roland Hayes.” He is a frequent guest soloist on the worldwide telecast of “The Hour Of Power” from the Crystal Cathedral in California. His appearance on A Star For Kitty, a children's opera, on “Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood” is rebroadcast annually.
Paul Spencer Adkins is an adjunct assistant Professor for The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also the first vocal director for Peter Nero and The Philly Pops® Voices of the Pops, a resident ensemble.
Adkins has toured nationally as soloist with the famed Norman Luboff Choir and sang a solo performance for the Israeli Consulate, New York City, honoring jazz legend Lionel Hampton. Paul is a principal of Creative Leaps International (www.creativeleaps.org) and its parent company, Associated Solo Artists, Inc.
"PART OF A PAINTING" is the latest CD release from Paul Spencer Adkins and Jay Fluellen.
It is available from www.cdbaby.com.
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Jung Sook Shin
Jung Sook Shin is from Republic of Korea, graduated opera major M.M at Temple university and studied B.A in voice at the Korean National University of Arts. She lives in Philadelphia and is a Soloist at Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church in Horsham PA. She was invited to sing and interview at New York Korean Christian Broadcasting. She performed Mozart “Exsultate Jubilate” at the Promise Theater in Manhattan this April 2010. With crystal clear and pure high note, she has sung from Baroque, Mozart music to Phantom of Opera Duet. She performed Nella “Gianni Schicchi”, Lover of the Tenor “IL Tabarro”, Second Beatrice “Suor Angelica” at Piobbico, Italy from Pro-Advantage Summer opera program, worked with conductors such as Jim Caraher, Kamal Kahn, Hugh Keelen. She has performed Venere “Egisto”, Rossignol “Rossignol” , Feu and Rossignol “L’Enfant et lés Sortiléges”, Olympia “Les contes d’Hoffman” at Temple University and has sung Gabriel and Eve “Die Schöphung”,in Chicago, Dolsun “Dolshadun” at The Korean National University of Arts. She is the 1st prize award winner of PI KAPPA LAMBDA competition in 2008. She took master classes with Katherine Ciesinski, John Moriaty, Julianne Baird and Gabriella Tucci.
Carlos SerranoPhone: 215-465-4371
From Carlos' website: www.carlosserrano.com
Born on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rican baritone Carlos Serrano has garnered international acclaim for his performances of opera, oratorio, and zarzuela. Since his triumph as Tonio in I Pagliacci and in the title role in Gianni Schicchi with L'Opera de Montréal, Mr. Serrano has performed extensively with leading opera companies in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Recent career highlights include appearances in Cavaliera Rusticana and I Pagliacci in Sinaoloa, Mexico, as well as the title role in Falstaff in Brevard, North Carolina, and most recently, the title role in Rigoletto during the summer of 2005 with conductor David Effron and director David Gately. Recent oratorio performances include Carmina Burana in Puerto Rico, and The Messiah in Philadelphia.
Mr. Serrano has achieved a high degree of prominence in Mexico, where he regularly appears in opera, zarzuela, concerts and recitals. He has performed in major opera houses and in every major music festival in Mexico. In recent seasons, he has performed Vidal in the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda in Durango and Guadalajara, and appeared as soloist in zarzuela galas in Aguascalientes and Sinaloa. Additionally, he has appeared as soloist in performances of Carmina Burana and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and in Carmina Burana in Baja California, and has taken part in opera galas in Ofunam and Aguascalientes. He has sung Tonio in Guanajuato and Monterrey, the title role in Rigoletto at the Festival Cervantino and the Guanajuato Festival, and both Rigoletto and Scarpia at the Festival de Sinaloa. He sang three recitals in Alamos and appeared as Rigoletto in Chihuahua.
Other performances include De Falla's El Retablo del Maese Pedro in Mexico City and Tómas Breton's La Verbena de la Paloma in El Paso, performances of Iago in Otello with Syracuse Opera and the Indianapolis Opera, and Tonio in I Pagliacci with the Utah Festival Opera. Mr. Serrano has sung the title role in Rigoletto in Mexico, and Scarpia in Tosca in Amarillo, Texas. He performed Gianni Schicchi in Fall 1999 for Sylvan Opera in Philadelphia. In April 2000, he sang Luibi in Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi for New Jersey's Bohème Opera Company, and in Summer 2000 he appeared at the Brevard Music Festival as Amonasro in Aïda . Carlos Serrano has sung Marcello in La Bohème with New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Opera de Puerto Rico, Scarpia with the Florida Grand Opera, Iago with the Florentine Opera, Rolando in La Battaglia di Legnano and De Siriex in Fedora with the Opera Orchestra of New York, Escamillo in Carmen with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Rigoletto with the Virginia, Omaha, and Glimmerglass Operas. He has appeared as Germont in La Traviata with Greater Buffalo Opera, Opera de Puerto Rico, and in Durango, Mexico; Tonio with the Miami and Tulsa Operas, and in Guadalajara; Ford in Falstaff with the Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Macbeth at the Virginia Opera and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with L'Opéra de Montréal, New York City Opera, and Mobile Opera. He sang Rigoletto on tour in Spain and Portugal.
Carlos Serrano has studied at the University of Puerto Rico, Casals Conservatory in Puerto Rico, the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and at the Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. Serrano lives in Philadelphia, where he is on the faculty at the Academy of Vocal Arts and at Temple University. He maintains a busy schedule of private teaching and is on the voice faculty at North Carolina's Brevard Music Festival during the summer months.
Amir has a M Mus. degree in piano performance from West Chester University and more than 10 years teaching experience. He teaches in his studio in King of Prussia, two miles away from King of Prussia Mall. I teach all ages and all levels.
Each student's curriculum includes music from four periods: Baroque, Classic, Romantic and 20/21th century. The pieces will be assigned to each student based on the student's need, and appeal.
Students will be exposed to great masterpieces as soon as possible so they can find the music exciting. They will learn music theory too and will perform at workshops and student recitals regularly. Aside from regular student recitals, there are senior recitals scheduled for students at certain points in their curriculum.
A discount will be considered for students who come from long distance or need special arrangements.
A very musically oriented client with abundant talents...
PO Box 190, Glen Mills PA 19342
610.455.0778 Studio or 610.613.9956 Cell
Creative, award-winning photographer who has been nominated for the prestiguious Sinar Bron Advertising Photographer of the Year Award and is the recipient of several Addy Awards. Owns and operates foremost state-of-the-art photographic studio in the Mid-Atlantic region.
During a 25-year career, expanded the client base to include Fortune 100 companies, fashion and upscale boutiques, dignitaries, entertainers, museums and the arts, restaurants, pharmaceuticals and recognized collectibles industry leaders - representing diverse product lines, marketing strategies and techniques. Exclusively chosen to capture the first millennium sunrise on Pitt Island, New Zealand.
Travel worldwide to create award-winning images for use in direct mail, catalog and magazine advertising.
Created an historically significant and unrivaled limited edition collection of fine artprints memorializing Rock and Roll Legends of the 60s and 70s including: Jimmy Hendrix, Led Seppelin, The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Who, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Grateful Dead.
Professional Affiliations: American Society of Media Photographers, Member and previous member of the Board of Directors.
J. Paul Simeone announces a series of Photographic Workshops for those interested in furthering developing their Fine Art photographic skills. Visit www.jpaulsimeonephotographicworkshops.com for more information.
Praised by the Baltimore Sun for her “achingly sweet touch at the keyboard,” American pianist Elizabeth Morgan brings history and performance alive in her conversational recitals, writing, lectures, and teaching. A native of San Francisco, she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in piano performance at The Juilliard School, before completing a PhD in music history as a Dean’s Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, where her advisor was Susan McClary. Currently Assistant Professor of Music History and Piano Performance at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, she maintains a busy performance schedule.
Ms. Morgan frequently gives conversational recitals, where she introduces musical works with commentary from the keyboard, often crafting programs around a single theme or idea. She is best known for a conversational recital program of musical works related to Jane Austen, which she has performed throughout the United States and at venues around England, including the Jane Austen Memorial Archive and the Cobbe Collection.
Ms. Morgan has performed as soloist in many major American venues. Highlights include performances in Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Society Hall, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the New York Library for the Performing Arts, Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), and the Clark Library (Los Angeles).
Upcoming Event: January 23, 2013, 6:45 PM, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA: Pre-concert Lecture for Richard Goode
Please find more information on Ms. Morgan at her website: www.elizabeth-morgan.net
Joe Fisher is a musician based out of Southeastern Pennsylvania. His performing resume includes playing in bands in Philadelphia, New York City, Atlantic City, Washington D.C. and he always brings his sax with him when traveling. After attending Ridley High School, Joe entered college as a music education major at West Chester University. During college, Joe joined a band called "The Drafts" which wrote, arranged and recorded over ten original songs. He also wrote songs and played acoustic covers frequently with the guitarist / singer of the band, Matt Sturman. After finishing his undergrad at WCU Joe became a music teacher. He currently teaches in the Rose Tree Media School District as well as the Malvern School of Music. Joe's main performing act is the cover/wedding band "Hot Third Rail," which plays all over the Greater Philadelphia region. Completing his Masters in Performance at West Chester University, he is also subbing in many cover bands. Joe serves as the sax player for original bands such as "Forward Motion." For full schedule please check out Joe's website.
Pianist Svetlana Smolina, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, has performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Recent notable solo appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, and many others.
Recent recordings and broadcasts include Stravinsky’s Les Noces (Valery Gergiev, conductor on Decca/Phillips and on Mariinsky Label which received ICMA award for Best Choral Work in 2011), a recording of solo works for the Chopin Project, a recita l with violinist Vadim Repin for Deutsche Grammophone in Berlin and broadcasts for NPR, BBC, PBS, RAI, Cultura TV and other networks.
Dr. Smolina is DMA graduate from the University of Michigan, a recipient of “ New Names” Scholarship program in Russia and has been a prizewinner of many international competitions.
In the summer of 2011 Svetlana joined iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles, making her debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall with iPalpiti Orchestra (Eduard Schmieder, conductor) and in solo and chamber concerts, won Beverly Hills Auditions and worked as piano faculty at Philadelphia International Summer Festival and collaborative faculty at Mozarteum Summer Academy.
As of Fall 2011, Svetlana Smolina was appointed as the Samuel Barber Artist -In-Residence at West Chester University of Pennsylvania's School of Music in The College of Visual and Performing Arts.
During 2013 season Svetlana will play a series of recitals in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County in CA , at Tri-County Emerging Artist Concert Series, at WRTI-FM Radio Station, Live Connections Series at World Cafe Live! in Philadelphia, Powell Concert Series in Tennessee, and as soloist with Nizhny Novgorod and Kostroma Philharmonics in Russia.
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On the web at: www.whisperwindstudios.com The below from Broadwayworld.com regarding her recent debut in NYC at the Metropolitan Room at Gotham:"Ms. Rhodes has been a popular local fixture for many years in Philadelphia piano rooms and clubs where she's built a loyal following of admirers. "Mindy Rhodes is a true artist and incredible songwriter," says musician Glenn Ferracone (former Joe Cocker drummer and founder of The Music Centre, Exton, PA). This promises to be a special engagement by a lady who is just beginning to branch out of Philadelphia to a wider audience. Such is her popularity in Philadelphia that she has attracted a lot of attention in the clubs there. Bruce Donohoe, owner of Vincent's Jazz & Blues Club in West Chester, PA, gushes, "We have the best of the best at Vincent's. When Mindy Rhodes performs at our club, she adds to that success ."
For this engagement, Ms. Rhodes will perform originals, pop, and the Great American Songbook. She will also perform selections from her popular albums, "Whisper Wind" and "Blush."
She has also had a long standing presence at the reknowned Dilworthtown Inn in West Chester, PA.
From his website: www.jimmyamadie.com
Beginning in the 1950s, the pianist could be heard playing with such talents as Charlie Ventura, Red Rodney, Woody Herman and his band as well as singer Mel Torme.
But his story actually began at age 10, when he started taking classical piano lessons, eventually ending up in Philadelphia clubs during the mid-'50s, working with Ventura first then replacing Al Haig in Rodney's band, later joining yet another edition of Herman's Herd. During the early '60s, it was time to stretch yet again, this time with Amadie backing up the great Mel Torme, where he learned even more about timing and nuance, not to mention swing. It was at this point that Amadie started working as a solo act, bringing his trio into such settings as the New York's Copacabana and the Red Hill Inn in Pennsauken, N.J., where he had the opportunity to play with Coleman Hawkins, among others.
Amadie's other achievements include important work as an author and educator. He is the author of the well-regarded and popular books Harmonic Foundations For Jazz & Popular Music and Jazz Improv: How To Play It And Teach It! And, during the '90s, lucky summer-school students could be found at Berklee College of Music
From Ralph Onesti: Although Jimmy put my name on his albums I was not involved in any of the recording sessions. The piano preparation you hear on his recordings is the work of others.
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