Seventh Annual
Seventh Annual
June 19-22, 2003
The Artists
Once again, gifted international artists offer their talents in a variety of concerts - journey around the world without leaving Hamilton.
Laura Bruce Robert Carmelo Carol Gregory Steven Roger Dennis JahPan

Laura Klugherz, violin/viola, festival director: "Immense substance and vitality, authentic passion, generosity of spirit and interpretive authority" --New York Post. Former concertmaster/soloist Munich Chamber Orchestra, South Bend Symphony...Recitalist in Europe, U.S., Latin America Fulbright Scholar...recordings for Capstone, Centaur, specialist in contemporary Spanish music, USIA cultural specialist in Latin America...Aspen, Banff, Olympic music festivals, frequent performer on NPR, CBC ... founder/director Retiro Contulmo (Chile), Chenango Summer MusicFest...Professor of chamber music Colgate University.


Bruce Berg, violin: Numerous solo appearances... as first violinist, Madison and Ciompi String Quartets, The New York Chamber Soloists, The Berkshire Chamber Players, and as concertmaster, Musica Aeterna, Manticore, and Waco Symphony Orchestras...concertmaster and concerto soloist, Concert Royal, Bach Ensemble, Brandenburg Collegium, Ensemble for Early Music, Banchetto Musicale...recordings for Sheffield, Cambridge, Albany, Centaur, Musical Heritage...associate professor of violin, Baylor University.


Robert Dan, viola: Work with the leading chamber ensembles International Society for Contemporary Music, New York Chamber Soloists, Kennedy Theatre Chamber Players, New England String Quartet...First visiting artist-in-residence, Harvard University...former faculty member, Manhattan School of Music, Utah State University, University of Connecticut...recordings for Centaur, CMI, and Musical Heritage Society. Professor of viola, Michigan State University.


Carmelo Galante, clarinet: Principal clarinet, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra...former principal clarinet, South Bend Symphony... Sebago Lake Chamber Music Festival, Artpark Opera Orchestra, Peninsula Music Festival...taught at Saint Mary's College, Andrews University...recording of Five Fancies for composer George Walker...clarinet faculty member, University of Nebraska at Omaha; private teacher.


Carol Harte, bass: Member, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Netherlands...solo performances include recitals in Dublin, New York, Amsterdam, and Chicago, a NJ State Arts Council series and a joint concert at Marylawn, NJ with Jerome Hines...former member, NJ State Opera, Amsterdam Philharmonic; principal, South Bend Symphony and Illinois Chamber Orchestra...major teacher, Maastricht Conservatory.


Gregory Helseth, horn: Principal horn, soloist, Omaha Symphony Orchestra...soloist with Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Heartland Philharmonic, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra (also principal horn)...Peninsula Music Festival, Door County, Wisc...chamber and orchestral performances in Berlin, Germany, Mexico, and with Phoenix Symphony...former instructor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Lutheran Summer Music Program, Rocky Ridge Music Center...former member, South Dakota Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Tucson Symphony.


Steven Heyman, piano: Solo, chamber, and concerto appearances throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe: concerts in Oslo, Prague, Salzburg, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall...top prizes in national and international competitions...active in new music: numerous premieres, recordings on Opus One and Leonarda...Teacher of piano, Syracuse University School of Music, Colgate University, Hamilton College.


Roger Nye, bassoon: Bassoonist with Omaha Symphony...Former principal bassoonist, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, Australia...currently also pursuing a career as a film screenwriter...former faculty member, Nebraska Wesleyan University.


Dennis Parker, cello: Soloist, recitalist, collaborator, and guest professor at universities and festivals... performances and master classes in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain, and Turkey...former member, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, principal cellist, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra in Brazil...researched, performed, and recorded works of composers who perished in the Holocaust...professor of cello and string chamber music, Louisiana State University School of Music.


JahPan: New York City's hottest authentic steel band ensemble...most of the group's musicians hail from Trinidad and Tobago, where steel drums were created... performs calypso, reggae, soca, Latin, standards, pop, jazz, and R&B tunes with a snappy and sophisticated style...credits of JahPan's musical director, studio musician, arranger, and producer Eddie Quarless include the original Hot, Hot, Hot album by Arrow.


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