2000–2001 Schedule of Events
Friday, 27 October 2000, 8:15 PM
River City Brass Band
The River City Brass Band is the leading concert band in the United States today. It has won critical and popular
acclaim nationally and abroad for its superb performances of a wide variety of musical styles and repertoire, and for
its appealing concert format. Comprised of 28 professional musicians, the 2000/2001 season marks the RCBB's 19th
year of entertaining audiences.
With its rich array of virtuoso brass players and percussionists, the
River City Brass Band can
produce the full, rich sonorities of a symphony orchestra, the delicate, intimate sounds of a
chamber ensemble, the toe-tapping brilliance of a military band and the swinging rhythms of a big
River City Brass Band concerts are pleasing to a very wide spectrum of the concert-going public,
with performances presented in a relaxed, informal and entertaining style. A popular feature of
RCBB concerts are conductor Denis Colwell's witty remarks - informing and educating the audience
and enriching the concert experience. The variety of musical styles presented
on a typical River City Brass Band concert range from classical and opera to familiar favorites from the Broadway
stage, the silver screen, the big band era, folk traditions and more.
The River City Brass Band takes a great deal of pride in preserving and enriching its musical heritage by placing
particular emphasis on the performance of music by American composers, and through the performance of new works,
including some commissioned by the RCBB.
In its relatively short history, the River City Brass Band has become an important player on the musical scene,
setting toes to tapping and audiences to smiling throughout the nation.
The Program for the October 27 Perfomance in Geneva
River City Brass Band Home Page
Friday, 1 December 2000, 8:15 PM
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Peter Bay, Conductor
- Dukas: Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra
- Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417
- Janacek: Taras Bulba
- Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
David Jolley is one of his generation's most
notable and acclaimed horn players. Hailed for
his "remarkable virtuosity" (The New York
Times), and named "a soloist second to none"
(Grammophone), Mr. Jolley has performed
throughout the United States, Europe and the Far
East. His frequent soloist with orchestra
engagements have included performances with
the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie
Hall, and many others. His collaborators in
performance have included Andre Watts, Murray
Perahia and Israela Margalid.
member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and
former member of the Dorian Wind Quintet, Mr.
Jolley is also in great demand as a guest soloist.
A resident of New York, he serves on the
faculties of the Manhattan School of Music,
Mannes College of Music, and the Hartt School
Music at the University of Hartford.
Program Notes for the Evenings's Concert
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Home Page
Thursday, 15 February 2001, 8:15 PM
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
Terrence Wilson, Piano
- Bernstein: Candide Overture
- Larsen: Parachute Dancing
- Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
- Copland: Symphony No. 3
In the short time since his professional debut with the Philadelphia
Orchestra in January 1992, American pianist Terrence Wilson has
established a reputation as one of today's most gifted young
instrumentalists. He has already appeared with many other prestigious
ensembles, including the Atlanta Symphony, the
Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival, the Cincinnati Symphony,
the Dallas Symphony, the
Detroit Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Houston Symphony,
the Baltimore Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony. He also made
highly acclaimed recital debuts during the 1995-96 season in New York, at
the 92nd Street Y, and in Washington at the Kennedy Center.
Wilson's many recital appearances have taken him to some of the leading
series across the country, including those of Ravinia in Chicago and the La
Jolla Chamber Music Society in San Diego.
Terrence Wilson was born on November 6, 1975 in the Bronx. His interest
in classical music was sparked at age 8 when he discovered by chance a
New York classical radio station. Subsequently, whenever Wilson had a
piano available to him, he seized the opportunity to perform, astonishing
his teachers and family with the ease with which he could play pieces he
heard on the radio or on recordings.
At age 9, Wilson began lessons at a neighborhood community school,
where he acquired his first formal piano teacher. At 11, he won a Brooklyn
Arts and Culture Appreciation Competition. In 1989, he began study with
his present teacher, Ms. Yoheved Kaplinsky. That same year, he entered
the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music and the
Professional Children's School. At
The Juilliard School, he received the prestigious Sony ES Award for
Program Notes for the Evenings's Concert
Read more about Terrence Wilson in the article
from the Syracuse Herald American.
Syracuse Symphony Home Page
Thursday, 8 March 2001, 8:15 PM
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
, Music Director
- Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)
- Piazzolla: Las Cuarto Estaciones Portenas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and led by Russian-born American conductor Misha
Rachlevsky, has earned international recognition as one of Russia's leading ensembles. Formed in
Moscow during the heady aftermath of the momentous events in August 1991, the orchestra is comprised
of some of the finest young Russian musicians, graduates of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnesin
Music Academy. The orchestra tours extensively throughout Europe, the Far East and the United States.
The core of its concert repertoire is drawn from the 19th and 20th centuries.
for the Evenings's Concert
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin Home Page
Thurday, 5 April 2001, 8:15 PM
Judy Carmichael Trio featuring Michael Hashim & Chris Flory
Centered on Ms. Carmichael
powerful stride piano, this group brings a
unique and exciting flavor to the classic jazz of Fats Waller, Duke
Ellington, Benny Goodman and more. With the virtuoso saxophonist
Michael Hashim and world-renowned guitarist Chris Flory, both former
Genevans, the Trio has thrilled audiences in the Far East, Europe and
throughout North America since 1987.
Judy Carmichael is one of a handful of musicians who approach jazz from a perspective of its entire
history. Choosing to study jazz piano from its early roots on, she explores the music deeply, infusing it
with a "fresh, dynamic interpretation of her own" (Washington Post ). The National Endowment for
the Arts rewarded Carmichael's knowledge of jazz piano with a major grant to present early jazz greats on
film and to discuss the history and development of jazz piano with college students across the country.
In addition, Judy has recorded
and tours frequently with her trio (Mike Hashim on saxophone and Chris Flory on guitar) and her quintet
(Mike Hashim, Chris Flory, and Joel Helleny on trombone and Ed Ornowski on drums).
Artist Biographies and Program Notes
for the Evenings's Concert.