July 10 ~ Prayer for the Planet
John David Lang Threnody
Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet solo
Ernst Bloch Vidui (Contrition) from Baal Shem
Transcription by Angelo Gatto
The first scene from “Hassidic Life”
Henrick Niamark-Meyers, violin solo
Laudatio Bernhard Krol
Nathaniel Silberschlag, Solo Horn
Klezmerelda Jean-Francio Michel
Zach Silberschlag, trumpet
Lior Willinger, piano
C. Debussy Claire de Lune
Arranger Emily Tsai
Performed live by
Garrett Hudson, flute Emily Tsai, oboe Julia Hernandez, clarinet
Annie Hochhaulter, horn Kara LaMoure, bassoon
Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel
Sheryl Marie Dunaway, Director
from The Chesapeake Orchestra
José Cueto, violin solo
Robert C. Hayes, piano
“Seoul Music ”
Greetings from Sung hee Park, South Korea
J. Newton Amazing Grace
G. Caccini Ave Maria
Andrew Lloyd Weber Pie Jesu
P. Mascagni Ave Maria
Sung Hee Park, soprano Jinjoo Jeon, violin
Eun-sang Jo, piano
Richard Smallwood Total Praise
Arranger: Tom Holtz
Sherri Fenwick, piano
Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet
Zachary Silberschlag, trumpet
Nathaniel Silberschlag, horn
Bryan Bourne, trombone
The Swedish-American violinist Henrik Naimark Meyers was born in Malmö, Sweden in 1989. His family soon moved to Washington D.C and he began taking violin lessons at the age of six after moving to Stockholm. He entered The Royal College of music in Stockholm in 2008 where he studied with professor Henryk Kowalski. Henrik received his Bachelor degree in 2011 and continued his violin studies in Salzburg with professor Igor Ozim at Universität Mozarteum. In 2013/2014 he had an exchange year at the ”Hanns Eisler” Hochschule für Musik, Berlin where he studied in the class of professor Ulf Wallin.
Henrik has been awarded many of Sweden´s most prestigious prizes and scholarships. In 2014 he won the ”Järnåker” foundation grant from the Royal Academy of Music and was elected candidate for the Swedish Soloist Prize. He has been featured as a soloist with the Stockholm Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra after winning their annual Soloist competition and has since appeared as a soloist in various contexts. He has participated in many international masterclasses and festivals such as the Salzburger Kammermusikfestival, the Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival Academy 2014, the "Musethica" festival in Tel Aviv 2015 and is a member of the Swedish Chamber Soloists. He has a great interest for contemporary music and will in the spring of 2016 world premiere a piece by the Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer in the presence of the king and queen of Sweden. Henrik plays a Ludovico Guersan from 1755 lent to him from a private collection.
WindSync has established itself as a vibrant chamber ensemble performing wind quintet masterworks, adapting beloved music to their instrumentation, and championing new works by today’s composers. The quintet eliminates the "fourth wall" between musicians and audience by often performing from memory, creating an intimate connection. This personal performance style, combined with the ensemble’s three-pronged mission of artistry, education, and community-building, lends WindSync its reputation as ”a group of virtuosos who are also wonderful people, too" (Alison Young, Classical MPR).
WindSync launched an international touring career after winning the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In 2018, they were medalists at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. WindSync has appeared in recital the Met Museum, Ravinia, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 2015, the quintet was invited by the Library of Congress to perform the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s “The Long and the Short of it,” commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just Fund and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Other premieres include “The Cosmos,” a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra by Pulitzer finalist Michael Gilbertson, and works by Ivan Trevino, John Steinmetz, Marc Mellits, and Erberk Eryilmaz.
WindSync’s thematic programming directly responds to the people and places where they work. In Houston, they curate a 4-concert season and present the Onstage Offstage Chamber Music Festival each April, spotlighting everyday public spaces as gathering places for culture. In Louisiana’s Opelousas cultural district, WindSync was a pilot ensemble of Sound Places, a year-long project exploring the possibilities of creative placemaking through music led by Chamber Music America with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The ensemble's educational work includes tour stops at public schools and ongoing collaborations with Sistema Ravinia and the Houston Youth Symphony Coda social music programs. WindSync has been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, the Hobby Center, and Orli Shaham's "Baby Got Bach,” and the ensemble’s concerts for young people reach over 5,000 students per year.
The members of WindSync have led master classes at New World Symphony, Texas Music Festival, Florida State University, and Northwestern University, among others. This season WindSync spent weeks in residence as visiting artists at the University of Texas Butler School of Music and Eastman School of Music. The quintet has also served as ensemble-in-residence for Adelphi University, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington (KY), the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Sung hee Park
Soprano, Sung hee Park is a recipient of the Best Music Award of the Republic of Korea and was appointed Ambassador for culture and arts by the Korean government, Sung Hee Park is representing Korea.
After studying in Seoul, she went to Adria National Conservatory, and was the first Asian individual to receive a doctorate from Corso Bienno.
She is a NAXOS recording and has sung as soloist frequently throughout Europe
At age 20, Nathaniel Silberschlag is the newly appointed Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra. The appointment was made by The Cleveland Orchestra's music director, Maestro Franz Welser-Möst, after a 5-year long international search. The Principal Horn position of The Cleveland Orchestra is endowed as "The George Szell Chair."
The year before, Nathaniel was appointed Assistant Principal Horn of Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Orchestra. At the age of 19, he was the youngest member ever to win a position with the Kennedy Center Orchestra. He was awarded tenure at there after only 7 months.
Nathaniel received his Bachelor Degree in May of 2019 from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Julie Landsman. While at Juilliard, Nathaniel was a proud, and grateful, recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.
Nathaniel comes from a family of 17 professional musicians. Among them are former principal players of the New York Philharmonic, Italian National Orchestra RAI, and Jerusalem Symphony. He is the third generation of his family to attend the Juilliard School. Nathaniel made his debut in Italy at age 9. The story appeared on the front page of Italy’s newspaper, “La Stampa.”
Nathaniel has performed as a soloist with The Juilliard Orchestra, Bulgarian Philharmonic, Romania State Symphony, New York’s Little Orchestra Society, and The Chesapeake Orchestra. Nathaniel has also performed with ensembles such as The New York Philharmonic, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Romanian State Symphony Orchestra, and Chesapeake Orchestra.
Nathaniel is a graduate of the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship program. He was a student of Sylvia Alimena and was also a member of her Brass of Peace program. Nathaniel also spent two summers in the Kennedy Center’s Summer Music Institute. In June of 2015, Nathaniel was the first recipient of the Edwin C. Thayer, Laurel Bennert Ohlson award for artistry and excellence on the French Horn.
Nathaniel was a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in the summers of 2017 and 2018. In January of 2018, Nathaniel was named one of ten Zarin Mehta Fellows to perform with the New York Philharmonic as part of their 2018 Global Academy. He has attended The Alba Music Festival, Italy since 2007. He attended The Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina in 2016.
Nathaniel is also a member of the New York Festival Brass Quintet which has a new recording release due out in July.
This spring Nathaniel has already appeared as a soloist at The Alba Music Festival in Italy, and here with The Chesapeake Orchestra. He has also performed at San Diego's Mainly Mozart Festival and with The Washington National Opera. In early June he will perform in London as principal horn of the Juilliard Orchestra on their tour and then begins his role with Cleveland at its summer home, The Blossom Festival.
In October 2019, Nathaniel will perform on PBS's Live National Television Broadcast of The Cleveland Orchestra's gala concert from Carnegie Hall in New York. He is from Leonardtown, Maryland, which is part of the Chesapeake region, south of Washington, DC.
Zachary Silberschlag, trumpet, was appointed principal trumpet of The Hawaii Symphony in Honolulu in May 2018, he has held Principal trumpet positions with “The Orchestra Now" based in New York, The Chesapeake Orchestra, and the New York Festival Brass Quintet. He performs regularly at Carnegie Hall, New York's Lincoln Center, and at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recently, Zach performed in concert with Baltimore Symphony. Zachary has performed as a featured soloist with the Romanian State Symphony in Italy, Bulgarian Philharmonic, “The Orchestra Now,” Chesapeake Orchestra at River Concert Series and at National Harbor, and on numerous occasions in New York City. Zachary holds a BA from St. Mary's College of Maryland, Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In Spring 2018, Zachary with the New York Festival Brass played the premier recording of Elliott McKinley’s Brass Quintet. Zachary has attended the Eastern Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute NOI.
Sheryl-Marie Dunaway is the owner and Artistic Director of Ballet Caliente for 16 years. Sheryl-Marie Dunaway has taught dance for over 30 years. She began her training at the tender age of 3 with the British Ballet Academy studying RAD. At 16, she was invited to become an apprentice with the San Francisco Ballet Company and danced with it for five consecutive summers. She attended the National Academy of Dance in Champaign, Illinois, a performing arts boarding high school that was a feeder school for the American Ballet Theater. During the summer months, she furthered her dancing interests by attending dance sessions at several famous dance schools and companies. Mrs. Dunaway has received scholarships to study with an extensive list of well-known dance organizations. Some of the most prestigious are the San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Dance Aspen and the School of American Ballet. She has studied with world-renowned teachers such as Lupe Serreno, Violette Verdy, Michael Maule, Harold and Lew Christiansen, Bene’ Arnold, Gus Giordano, and Joe Termaine. Mrs. Dunaway attended college on a dance scholarship at the University of Texas, El Paso, for one year then transferred to Southern Methodist University and received her BA, majoring in dance. Mrs. Dunaway has also performed as a professional dancer and a guest artist with several regional dance companies including Ballet El Paso, Ballet de Las Americas in Mexico, Ballet Fantastique, and the Monterey Peninsula Arts Company. Mrs. Dunaway enjoys writing and choreographing story ballets. Locally, she choreographed pieces and her troupe has performed with the St. Mary’s River Concert series in collaboration with Jeffery Silberschlag. Additionally, her group has performs the Nutcracker annually in conjunction with COSMIC orchestra, and the National Ballet of the Ukraine. The wife of an active duty Navy man, she has moved 17 times in 26 years of marriage and has taught several hundred students everywhere the Navy has taken her family, including Japan. Although many of her students are dancing professionally, or are enrolled at highly accredited dance schools and universities, Mrs. Dunaway feels her greatest success is in touching others. Her fondness for children has led to her greatest joy . . . teaching.
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