HARWOOD MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER
October- December 2017

Conductor RAFFI ARMENIAN lives in Montreal Canada. He is working on several new recording projects.  He led performances of Cunning Little Vixen at Opera Laurier in Canada.

Soprano MEGAN BARRERA is  on the voice faculty of New World School of the Arts in Miami.Sshe performed Viva La Zarzuela with Vero beach Opera in Florida.  She won First Place in Classical Idol Rochester Oratorio Competition.  She also won First Place in the St. Petersburg Opera Guild Competition in Florida.  Following this was a faculty recital at The Presbyterian Brickel Church in Miami.
                                                                                                              
Director JOE BANNO . His feature film Sleeping and Waking is now on Netflix as a streaming video.  He recently directed Elvis's Toenail by Fionnuala Kenny at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Toluca Lake CA.  

We welcome tenor CHARLES BERRIOS to our roster.
  
Director ANDREW BLOCK see HR Artists Management.

Mezzo Soprano LAURA BRIOLI  performed Amneris in Verdi's Aida with Staatsoper Hamburg . She  also performed the title role in Zanetto by Mascagni as well as Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica at Opera de Rennes.

Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY is currently conducting  Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO has just founded Opus 1 Singers and they have their first concert on Sunday Sept. 24 at 3pm at St. Joseph's Church in Maplewood NJ.

Soprano ERICA COCHRAN recently performed Adele in Die Fledermaus with Boheme Opera NJ..

Conductor HERB DIMMOCK is Music Direcotr of the Herb Dimmock Singers as well as the prestigious Bach in Baltimore Series in Baltimore.

Bass-Baritone CARL DUPONT is Assistant Professor of Voice at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He made his debut with Opera Carolina as Jose Castro in La Fanciulla.  He is currently at Glimmerglass Opera.
 
Maestro HENCO ESPAG recently led a perforance of Marshner's Der Vampyr with Opera Company of Brooklyn.   He is Music Director of the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band as well as Music Director of Judson Memorial Baptist Church in NYC.

Director JONATHON FIELD is director of opera at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Baritone LARS FOSSER  recently performed the title role in Verdi's Rigoletto at Opera Nomade in France. 

Tenor ORSON VAN GAY II  rejoined LA Opera for a tour as tenor in Puccini Opera Styles.

Soprano SUZAN HANSON  made her New York City Opera debut in Fallujah. She sang Lillian Disney in the American Premiere of The New Americans by Philip Glass at Long Beach Opera. She repeated these roles in the opera at Chicago Opera Theater.

HARWOOD MANAGEMENT recently produceed a Broadway Concert at the Lincoln center Library. He also produced a Jazz Show for Woodstock Radio.

Bass ERIC JOHNSON is head of the opera department at Syracuse University. 

Pianist CRAIG KETTER is a busy soloist and accompanist in New York and  throughout the US. He performed at the US Supreme Court in in a ceremony for Kelly Hall-Thompkins who is a recipient of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence. He performed Sonata #3 written for him by Dana Richardson  in a concert in April.  On April 18 he performed for the NY Composer's Forum at St. Peters Church in NYC.  

Tenor KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP played Jason in a new opera Jason and the Argonauts by Greg Spears.  This was presented by Lyric Unlimited a division of Lyric Opera of Chicago.  He made his debut as Doctor/Chuck/Warhol in the American Premiere of The New Americans by Philip Glass at Long Beach Opera.  He repeated his roles in the opera at Chicago Opera Theater.
 
Conductor DANIEL LIPTON is Artistic Director of Florida Opera Festival in Tampa Florida.  This season he leads performances of Romeo and Juliet, La Cenerentola, and Tosca.

Tenor ANTHONY P. McGLAUN recently performed a solo recital The American Songbook at the Ft. Collins Museum of Art in Colorado.  He was a singer in the Duffy Institute for New Opera in Norfolk VA.  He performed an evening aat Downtown Artery in Ft. Collins Colorado with a jazz trio.

Maestro MATTHIAS MANASI  was on the music staff of Opera Poznan in Poland. On May 23-26 he leads performances of Mozart's Impressario with Nickel City Opera in Western NY.  He was named Music Director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo NY.

Director  JAMIBETH MARGOLIS recently directed composer Martin Halpern's new opera  Last Wishes at Shetler Studios in NYC.

Soprano MARIE MASCARI recently performed  in a production of Dimitrij by Dvorak at Bard College. She will perform at LA Opera in a production of Philip Glass' La Belle et la Béé as Félicie and Adélaide on October 28-31.  She will also perform as Angel More in Virgil Thompson's The Mother of Us All at Historic Hudson Opera House in NY November 11-19.

Soprano JULIA ANNE MILIN recently sang Amelia in Um ballo in maschera with West Side Opera Society in NYC.

Baritone BRIAN MONTGOMERY recently  performed a concert at the Lincoln Center Library.  He performs a concert with the Asian Cultural Symphony at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center on September 15.

Conductor NIELS MUUS is Music Director of Festival Steyr in Austria.  He is also conductor for the Morphing Chamber Orchestra in Vienna.
 
Librettist JOHN OLIN is busy writing Opera Librettos and working with composers to make it all happen.

Baritone KENNETH OVERTON performed the Faure Requiem and Michael Trotta's Seven Last Words of Christ with Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall.

Conductor JUSTIN PAMBIANCHI was on the music staff of Sarasota Opera. He returned to the  conducting staff of Glimmerglass Opera this past Summer.

Bass VALERIAN RUMINSKI  is artistic director of Nickel City Opera.  He recently performed Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Geneva Light Opera in NY.  He is presently singing Sacristan in Tosca at Opera Coeur D'Aline in Idaho and repeated the role with Opera de Montreal in September.  

Soprano MICHELE SEXTON recently performed an aria from Mozart's Idomeneo for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She returned to the MOG for Traviata..

Baritone ERIC STRONG see HR Artists Management.

Conductor ERIC TOWNELL is currently Music Director of the Rochester Choral Society. Eric is also the director of RESONANZ, a Rochester based choral group.  He is Host/Producer of In the Spotlight for Cable Access TV in Western NY.

Director MURIEL VON VILLAS continues her private studio in Washington DC. She directed La Comte Ory for Opera Company of Brooklyn.

Japanese-American soprano KAORI WILLIAMS performed on Project 120 in Chicago.

Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.  Please go to the web site for concert information.  

Director RAYMOND ZILBERBERG recently directed Into the Woods at St. Petersberg Opera in Florida.  In September and October he is assistant director for a new production of Samson and Delilah at Virginia Opera.