Noises, Sounds & Strange Airs
CD of new American music by Ewazen, Heinick, Marshall and Snow
From the CD's booklet:
Eugene Becker, former Assistant Principal Violist of the New York Philharmonic, is Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at The Juilliard School and at the Meadowmount School. He was violist of the Krasner and Gramercy String Quartets, and has served on the faculties of Syracuse University, Lehman College, SUNY/Purchase, Congress of Strings, and the National Orchestral Association. A frequent guest artist, Mr. Becker has given highly acclaimed master classes abroad, and performed as soloist in Lincoln Center's Mozart Bicentennial.
Emmanuel Feldman is principal cellist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic. He received a Bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, and has participated in the Tanglewood, Schlesswig-Holstein, and Pablo Casals Music Festivals. Mr. Feldman plays in the Axiom Duo with his wife, double-bassist Pascale Feldman.
D'Anna Fortunato has sung leading roles with the New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, and has appeared as concert soloist at numerous music festivals, including Tanglewood, Blossom, the Bach Festival of Rome, and Casals. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Brewer Consort, Spectrum Concerts in Berlin, and the Boston Chamber Music Society, and has premiered numerous works by prominent American composers.
Ivan Thomas pursues an international operatic career with performances throughout Europe and the United States. He has sung in the world premiere of Philip Glass's "...The Civil Wars" with the Rome Opera, and in the European premiere of Conrad Sousa's "Transformations" with the Netherlands Opera. Mr. Thomas has also performed with numerous symphony orchestras, including those of Nashville, Edmonton, Milwaukee, San Diego, as well as the Hague Philharmonic and the RAI Orchestra Milan.
Alan Woy has been a member of Potsdam College's Crane School of Music faculty since 1971, where he teaches clarinet, chamber music, woodwind techniques, and conducting. Dr. Woy earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is a member of the Potsdam Woodwind Quintet and principal clarinet with the Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York. For many years, performing contemporary clarinet literature has been a special interest that has taken him to local, state, national, and international contemporary music festivals.