Rumba – Polka – Habanera – Waltz: Dance arrangements for winds from Eastern Europe and the Caribbean
Suite of Old Lettish Dances by Andrejs Jansons
Five Easy Dances, by Denes Agay
Three Moravian Dances
Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera
BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE WIND QUINTET
Theresa Norris, flute
Marsha Heller, oboe
Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet
Atsuko Sato, bassoon
Sharon Moe, french horn
Advance tickets: $15 / $25 at the door
Flutist THERESA NORRIS is an active orchestral and chamber musician in New York and the surrounding area. She began her musical career in her hometown of Detroit, where she performed with the Detroit Symphony and Michigan Opera Theatre while studying flute performance at Wayne State University. Currently Ms. Norris teaches flute at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, and often races to Broadway for an evening of Phantom of the Opera. She has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Stamford Symphony, Westfield Symphony, Center for Contemporary Opera and Long Island Philharmonic. She has been performing with the Bronx Arts Ensemble for over twenty years.
Artist Member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble, oboist MARSHA HELLER is a graduate of Oberlin College and pursued advanced studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Juilliard School of Music. She made her New York solo debut as 1971 Winner of the Concert Artists’ Guild Competition, and has enjoyed a busy schedule of performing with the American, Colonial and Queens Symphonies, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Dance Company and New York Pops. Ms. Heller has been a frequent soloist at the Berkshire Bach Society, Ogunquit Chamber Music Festival, Double Entendre, New Jersey Chamber Music Society and Bronx Arts Ensemble, and is featured as solo performer on many of BAE’s CDs. Marsha Heller is a faculty member at Montclair State University, where she has taught oboe and chamber music since 1993. An accomplished painter, she exhibits regularly throughout the Northeast as well as in Florida; her website is Marsha Heller Gallery, which lists her busy schedule of exhibits.
MITCHELL KRIEGLER was born in the Bronx and graduated from the Manhattan School of Music. He studied clarinet with Charles Russo, Conrad Kuchay, and Robert Renino. Mr. Kriegler performs at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet, and at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. He is an artist member of The Bronx Arts Ensemble, the Linden Quintet and the New York City Opera Orchestra.
SHARON MOE is a renowned French horn virtuoso, teacher and composer. She has performed and recorded music from classical to jazz in concert and on TV, as a soloist and as Principal Horn with chamber ensembles(to name one the outstanding: Bronx Arts Ensemble) and orchestras in major halls and festivals throughout the United States, France, Spain and Argentina. She was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to be Solo Horn for the World Premier and recording of his composition “Mass” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She was critically acclaimed for her solo performance in the World Premier of Olivier Messiaen’s “ Des Canyons aux Etoiles” in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. She is the French horn professor and chamber music coach on the faculty of New Jersey City University, LIU C.W. Post and Manhattan School of Music Precollege . Ms. Moe was given the Distinguished Alumni Award from St.Olaf College, the Most Valuable Performer Award from NARAS (National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences) and is also an acclaimed composer composing under the name of Sharon Moe Miranda. She has the distinction of being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her composition “Windows” for orchestra.
ATSUKO SATO, bassoonist of the Tony winning musical ” the Phantom of the Opera”, graduated from the Juilliard School where she was a student of Harold Goltzer. She was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and since returning to the New York, she freelances with many ensembles. She is a member of the Queens symphony, englewinds ensemble. She is very excited to perform with Bronx arts ensemble this season.