Orchestra All Stars&
concert on Saturday, Aug.13, 2005, provides a unique opportunity for audiences to hear the talents of a few Britt Orchestra members up close as they are featured in solo pieces.
is concertmaster of the Britt Festival Orchestra and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has made recent guest appearances with orchestras including the Colorado Symphony, the Versaille Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival, the Maui Chamber Music Festival, and the Berlioz, Trièves Chirens Festivals in his native France.
In 2003, premiered the Violin Concerto written for him by composer Donald Reid Womack, a work applauded for its brilliant artistic vision of today&
s world. He recently co-founded Trio Manoa, comprised of faculty members from the University of Hawaii, where he teaches violin and chamber music. He will perform Vitali&
s Chaconne with the Britt Orchestra.
— — — Gottling
Philip Gottling , second bassoon with the Britt Orchestra, has appeared several times as recorder soloist with the Honolulu Symphony. He performs regularly in Italy, playing concertos at the Spoleto Festival and Assisi Music Festival, where he directs the chamber music series. He is also a member of La Bande des Hautbois du Roy in Padua, with which he recorded a double CD of French baroque music in 2001.
As an early music specialist, Phil has played baroque bassoon with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, toured Taiwan with Melothesia and soloed at the Piccolo Spoleto Early Music Festival in Charleston. He has played throughout Europe, recorded two radio broadcasts in Hong Kong and was a stage musican at the Utah Shakespearean Festival. In addition, he plays Japanese and Chinese music with several groups in Honolulu.
Phil received his Bachelor and Master of Music in bassoon from Juilliard and did post-graduate study and research in Paris. He has taught at the University of Texas, Aspen Music Festival and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and has given recitals and master classes throughout China. A member of the Honolulu Symphony since 1986, Phil has also performed with a number of other orchestras, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and, most recently, as principal bassoon with the Daejeon Philharmonic in South Korea.
— — — Heckscher
Erich Heckscher is currently Principal Bassoon with the Britt Orchestra and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. He was formerly second bassoon with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Houston Ballet Orchestra. He has played with the Indianapolis and Dallas Symphony Orchestras and the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, and has participated in summer festivals in Sarasota, Breckenridge, Cleveland and Durango.
Erich holds a Bachelor&
s from the Eastman School of Music and a Master&
s from Southern Methodist University.
— — — Barron
Naomi Barron began playing the cello at age eight and at 17 left her native Canada to study on scholarship with George Neikrug at Boston University. After obtaining a Bachelor of Music in Performance, Naomi served as Graduate Teaching Assistant to Yehuda Hanani in the Artist Diploma Program at Cincinnati Conservatory and in 1997 completed a Masters Degree at Rice University.
In addition to her studies, she has been recipient of numerous fellowships to participate in such festivals as Tanglewood, Taos Summer Chamber Music Program, Sarasota Music Festival and the Aspen School of Music.
Since 1998 Naomi has been living and performing in Spain where she is co-principal cellist of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife.
She is an active chamber musician and is currently cellist of the piano trio ¨Trio Ancor,&
recently awarded ¨Primer Premio¨ as well as ¨ Premio Honorifico,&
by the jury and public respectively, at the ¨VI Monserrat Alavedra Competition for Chamber Music¨ in Barcelona, Spain.
Barron will be featured in Dvorak&
s Silent Woods in this concert.
— — Bay
In 2005, Peter Bay celebrates his 13th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 1997.
s guest appearances have included the National, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia, Colorado, Honolulu, Jacksonville, Alabama, Canton and Eugene symphonies; the Minnesota Orchestra, the Buffalo, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Tulsa, Boulder and Fort Wayne philharmonics; the Austin Lyric, Aspen and Eastman opera companies. Summer music festival appearances have included Aspen, Colo.; Grant Park and Ravinia, Ill.; Round Top in Texas; OK Mozart in Oklahoma; Skaneateles, N.Y.; and Sewanee, Tenn. European engagements have been with the Carinthian Symphony in Austria, the Algarve Orchestra in Portugal and the Bochum Symphony in Germany.
Other positions held by Bay have included Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Breckenridge Music Festival, and posts with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
A native of Washington, D.C., Bay is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Peabody Institute. In 1994, he was selected for the Leonard Bernstein American Conductors Program.
— — — Tully
Opening Gala Friday
Tully made her debut with the Vancouver Symphony at the age of 10. Upon hearing her, Yehudi Menuhin said, &
She plays with more integrity than any young violinist I have ever heard.&
Now 17, Tully performs with orchestras across the U.S. and Canada.
— — — Harrell
s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today&
s performing artists.
Arianna String Quartet
— — — Arianna String Quartet
The Arianna String Quartet was formed in 1992, and has quickly established itself as one of America&
s finest chamber ensembles. The Chicago Tribune wrote of them, &
Quartet playing doesn&
t get much better than this.&
— — — Rubackyte
A native of Lithuania, Mûza Rubackyté (pronounced MOO-za Ru-But-SKEE-teh) was born into a family of musicians. At seven, she made her professional debut with the Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra, performing Haydn&
s D Major Piano Concerto. She later studied at the renowned Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she was awarded First Prize in three disciplines: solo piano, chamber music and accompaniment.
— — — Josefowicz
Violinist Leila Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences around the world with her honest, fresh approach to the repertoire and her dynamic virtuosity. Josefowicz came to national attention in 1994 when she made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. That performance was immediately followed by her debut recording of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concertos. Since then, she has performed with many of the world&
s most prestigious orchestras. She has also appeared on numerous television broadcasts including The Tonight Show, Evening at Pops, Live from Lincoln Center and, most recently, a profile on CBS Sunday Morning.
— — — Hatway
Back by popular demand after &
The Elastic Band&
Family Concert in 2002, Kevin Hathway returns to Britt. One of England&
s foremost performing educators, Kevin Hathway is the Head of the Percussion Department at the Royal College of Music in London, and has his own publishing company devoted exclusively to educational percussion books. At the Royal College, he is heavily involved in outreach work, and his two ensembles, Prince Consort Percussion and The Elastic Band, are in great demand for educational projects. He is passionately committed to music education, and over the last three years, his two ensembles have given more than 100 concerts across England and beyond.
— — — Cassuto
Álvaro Cassuto is Portugal&
s foremost conductor. He has led several orchestras, including the Portuguese National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the University of California Symphony Orchestra at Irvine, the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, and currently, the Orquestra do Algarve in Portugal
— — — Nissman
With Barbara Nissman
Well-known for her recordings of the music of Liszt and Alberto Ginastera, Barbara Nissman has been called, &
one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Rubinstein.&