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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 band.

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

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Friday, 1 December 2000, 8:15 PM

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Peter Bay, Conductor
David Jolley, Horn
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.

A founding 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

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Thursday, 15 February 2001, 8:15 PM

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Hege,Conductor
Terrence Wilson, Piano

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 Musical Excellence.

Program Notes for the Evenings's Concert

Read more about Terrence Wilson in the article Dialing In from the Syracuse Herald American.

Syracuse Symphony Home Page

Orchestra Kremlin photo

Thursday, 8 March 2001, 8:15 PM

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Misha Rachlevsky, Music Director
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.

Program Notes for the Evenings's Concert

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Thurday, 5 April 2001, 8:15 PM

Judy Carmichael Trio featuring Michael Hashim & Chris Flory

Centered on Ms. Carmichael's 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.

.asp 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.

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