Pianist ADRIENNE KIM has performed as soloist with the Central Philharmonic of Beijing, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Portland Chamber Orchestra and Richmond Symphony. She was a member of Chamber Music Society Two, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s residency program for emerging young artists, and she is also a founding member of New York Chamber Music Co-op, a new creative performance collaborative based in New York. Ms. Kim has recorded the solo and chamber music of Daniel S. Godfrey with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on the Koch label, and on the Centaur label the violin and piano sonatas of Granados, Turina and Rodrigo with BAE solo artist Jorge Ávila. Adrienne Kim is on the faculty of Mannes College, The New School where she serves as Coordinator of the Piano Department in the Prep division and Coordinator of Secondary Piano in the College division. She is as well coach for the New York Youth Symphony’s chamber music program. Her teachers were Menahem Pressler at Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree, and Leon Fleisher at the Manhattan School of Music, receiving there a Master’s degree.
Recognized as one of the world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians, ANTHONY McGILL was named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic in 2014, and was previously Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Associate Principal of the Cincinnati Symphony. Mr. McGill has appeared as soloist with the Met Orchestra, American Symphony and New York String Orchestra as well as the New York Philharmonic and the orchestras of Baltimore, Kansas City, New Jersey and San Diego. As a chamber musician he has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and at such summer festivals as Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart and Santa Fe. In January of 2009 Mr. McGill performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Bard College Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music
Acclaimed vibraphonist/composer JAY HOGGARD has touched the hearts and souls of listeners for over 40 years, blending jazz and gospel roots with African marimba rhythms and offering performances of blues, bop and ballads with original innovations. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Mr. Hoggard has recorded 22 CDs as a leader and over 50 as collaborator, including HARLEM HIEROGLYPHS, SONGS OF SPIRITUAL LOVE, SWING ‘EM GATES and CHRISTMAS VIBES ALL THRU THE YEAR. In 2009 he was commissioned by the dance troupe Sankofa Kuumba and the Hartford Symphony to write THE OTHER SIDE OF THE OCEAN and LET ME MAKE IT CLEAR. Other commissions include Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Hartford Festival of Jazz and Wesleyan University. Mr. Hoggard has performed at the major jazz festivals in St. Lucia, Montreux, Lincoln Center and Mt. Fugi, and has collaborated with Tito Puente, Lionel Hampton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Max Roach and Hilton Ruiz. He is currently an Adjunct Full Professor of Music at Wesleyan University and is the director of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, teaching and mentoring hundreds of students.
Throughout its history the quintet has commissioned and premiered the works of a wide range of composers, including jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Paquito D’ Rivera. The MB places an emphasis on breaking down barriers between performers and audiences — the group has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today”, has appeared as featured artists in recital on Japanese network NHK-TV, as well as under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
MBʼs recordings and performances have received international praise; Fanfare magazine declared “Speaking of dazzling, Manhattan Brass is off the chart…this group sounds as though they can do anything.” Their latest CD release; “New York Now” (2010) is a landmark recording featuring original and MB signature works by Marsalis, DʼRivera, Bernstein, and Daniel Schnyderʼs EUPHORIA — an over-the-top jazz/world/classical tone poem, written for the group with Schnyder on soprano sax. Other recent releases include “The Music of David Dzubay” and “BRASS” featuring music written by, as well as performed with, Daniel Schnyder. “Manhattan Brass has opened a whole new world of brass quintet performance. They are carving their own special niche – they are stellar.”
Multi-talented conductor, musical director, pianist, lecturer and arranger PABLO ZINGER has been called this country’s “King of Zarzuela” by Opera News, and we happily welcome him back this season to the BAE, where he presented notable performances with the Ensemble of El Amor Brujo and El retablo de maese Pedro (de Falla) as well as the tango opera Marta Gruni (Jaurés Lamarque Pons). Mr. Zinger is a native of Uruguay, and since coming to the United States in 1976 has worked widely in theatre, opera and the concert hall. His many recordings include the 2001 Grammy-award nominated album The Clarinetist with Paquito D’Rivera, as well as several notable CDs with the Bronx Arts Ensemble of chamber music of Carlos Surinach. Mr. Zinger has presented with Repertorio Español in New York such zarzuelas as Doña Francisquita, Luisa Fernanda, La corte de Faraón and La vida breve. A specialist in the music of Astor Piazzolla, Mr. Zinger tours and records with the Nuevo Tango Zinger Septet, and he has conducted the Costa Rico National Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela and the Montevideo Philharmonic, as well as the Bronx Arts Ensemble.
TED ROSENTHAL is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, having performed with such artists as Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods and James Moody. Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, he has released fifteen CDs as a leader, including Rhapsody in Gershwin (2014) which comprises his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio, reaching #1 in jazz album sales at iTunes and Amazon. Mr. Rosenthal is artistic director of jazz at the Riverdale Y, and he has performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. He is the pianist of choice for many top jazz vocalists including Ann Hampton Callaway and Barbara Cook, and his orchestral performances have been with the Detroit Symphony, Boston Pops, Rochester Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony. Ted Rosenthal received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, and is on the faculties of the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools of Music, and presents jazz clinics throughout the world.