HARWOOD MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER
May - July 2020

Maestro Giulherme Almeida was recently Muis Director for Shakespeare in the Love with  Shakespeare Dallas.  he was Composer/Music Director/Music supervisor for a new translation of Goethe's Faust at the U. of  Texas in Dallas.  He wrote and orchestrated incidental music.The virtual perfomances are April 26 to May 9.

ALISSA ANDRASKI  was recently a semi-finalist in the Rochester Oratorio Competition.

Conductor RAFFI ARMENIAN lives in Montreal Canada. He is working on several new recording projects.  He has recently finished a book "Guideline for the Interpretation of beethoven Symphonies".
                                                                                                           
Director JOE BANNO . His feature film Sleeping and Waking is now on Netflix as a streaming video. 

Tenorr PEDRO BARBOSA returned to Winter Opera in St. Louis for Frederic in Pirates of Penzance and returned to Opera Project Columbus for Alfred in Die Fledermaus.  He will make his debut singing the Mozart  Requiem with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and performing an Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY next season.

Director ANDREW BLOCK see HR Artists Management.  He also directed Candide for the Opus 1 Singers in NJ.

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.

Baritone DAVID CASTILLO performed The Story of Broadway at the Korean Cultural Center in LA.   He also performed in the world premier of Juan Cloner's Dulcinea XL as Merlin at the Zipper Center in LA. 

Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY was recently conducting  Phantom of the Opera and Carousel on Broadway.

Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO has founded Opus 1 Singers and they have had several concerts.   Gerard continued as Chorus Master with Oorchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in NJ with Puccini's LaBoheme..

Tenor BRETT COLBY performed Goro in Madama Butterfly with Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea and Candide with Opus 1 Singers in 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 Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland.  On February 14 and 16 he made his debut at Opera Columbus as Don Basilio in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Sivilglia.
 
Soprano ISABEL DUPRE to our roster. She began the Fall season with a recital at the Lincoln Center Library followed by an audition trip in Europe.

Maestro HENCO ESPAG 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.

We welcome Israeli Countertenor DAVID FELDMAN to our roster.  On March 31he performed C.D. Cossoni's Verper at Novantique in Bern Switzerland.  On April 7 he performed J.S. Bach'sPassion with Bachkoor Brabant at Barkokorfet Florilegium Musuicum in the Netherlands.  On April 12 he perfomed J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passiom  with Ribahuta Musica at Sint janskerk in Gouda Netherlands.

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

We welcome Polish American soprano MALGORZALA FLISZKIEWICZ to our roster.  She recently sang the music of Stanislaw Moniuska at Carnegie Zankel Hall.  

Tenor ORSON VAN GAY II performed Nemorino in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore with the Pheonicia Festival of the Voice in New York State.  He also performed in Last Romance by Joe DiPietro at The New Theatre in Kansas City.  He returned to Pacific Opera Project as Rudolfo in Puccini's La Boheme from Dec. 6-14.  On feb. 21 he performed a concert for the Portsmouth Community Center on their concert series in Virginia.  On March 10 he sang a recital at Rio Hondo College in LA.

Soprano LIANA GUBERMAN  sang a recital in Keene Valley NY. She was also Elvira in a new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni with Bare Opera in NYC.

Soprano SUZAN HANSON 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 Jazz Show for Woodstock Radio. They also produced a showcase and concert at the Lincoln Center Library.

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 in The Ullmann Project Irvington NY Presbyterian Church. He also performed in A Concert of New Music at the National Opera Center in NYC. He performed Preferite Puccini e Verdii at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY.  On Sunday June 21 he performs an Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY at 3:30.

Tenor KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP  performed Puccini's Messa Di Gloria with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival in Rochester NY.  He recently sang Toby in Sweeney Todd for Michigan Opera Theater.

Soprano JENNY LINDSEY  performed Liu in Puccini's Turandot at the Lincoln Center Library. She recently performed in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers with Opera in Williamsburg in Virginia.

Conductor DANIEL LIPSCHUTZ was Artistic Director of Florida Opera Festival in Tampa Florida.

Tenor ANTHONY P. McGLAUN was recentlyy part of the ensemble of Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera with performances from Sept. 23 to Feb.1..

Mestro MATTHIAS MANASI  - German Cionductor - mkes his US orchestra debut with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra on Saturday Feb. 15.at the Saddlebrooke DesertView Performing Arts center in Arizona.  The conccert  featured music of Beethoven and Strauss and he will also perform as pianist in le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Richard Strauss.

We welcome pianist/conductor STEFANO MICELI to our roster. He is a world renoned conductor and Steinway pianist.

Baritone BRIAN MONTGOMERY  was Frederich iin the world premier of Dear Erich by Ted Rosenthal at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC with New York City Opera.   He makes his debut singing the Mozart  Requiem with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and performing an Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY next season..

Conductor NIELS MUUS is Music Director of Festival Steyr in Austria.  He is also conductor for the Morphing Chamber Orchestra in Vienna.
 
Mezzo-soprano MARTINA PORTYCHOVA to our roster.  She performed a concert for Founders Day at the Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC.  Next season she performs an Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY.

Soprano DANA PUNDT  returned to Longview Texas for Home for the Holidays with Jerry Steichen and the Longview Symphony Orchestra..  Dana made her debut with Opera Project Columbus as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus.  Next season she will perform a Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY.. In September she returns to Boheme Opera in NJ for performances as Gilda in Rigoletto.

Baritone FREDERICK REDD  is preparing the making and release of his new recording.  He was an adjudicator for the William Warfield Foundation in Rochestrer NY on Oct. 18 and 20.  He performed a concert with Verissmo Opera in NJ.  He is also producing his first CD "REDD" which will be done in January. He returned as a performer in Center Stage Spectacular with the Leonard Nimay Thalia Theater Co. at Symphony Space. Next season he returns to  Carnegie Hall with Mid-America Productions .

Bass NATHAN RESIKA returned to Carnegie Hall singing Ode to Napolean Buonaparte (Schoenberg/Lord Byron) with Mimesis Ensemble.  He recently sang a Gala concert with NY Lyric Opera at Carnegie Hall.

We welcome Maestro BYUNG Rhee to our roster. Maestro Rhee is Music Director and Conductor of Camerata New Jersey. He led a concert for competition winners with his Camarata Orchestra at Merkin Hall in NYC on Feb. 16.

We welcome mezzo-soprano EMILY RIGHTER to our roster.  She looks forward to performing concerts in Florida ans New York in the Fall.

Soprano MICHELE SEXTON performed at St. Petersburg Opera Company iin Florida as Lily Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me Kate. She also performed Broadway Summer Spectacular with Bristol Riverside Theater in PA.

Soprano MARSHA THOMPSON performed a Charity Event in Honolulu.She made her debut as soprano soloist with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra singing Beethoven's 9th Symphony.  On March 28 she makes her debut with Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo in Brazil aining the title role in Verdi's Aida..

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.  Eric is Artistic Director of The Finger Lakes Chioral Festival and led the choir and orchestra in Puccini's Messa Di Gloria.

Japanese-American soprano KAORI WILLIAMS has just released her first album My Home My Heart on Amazon.  She performed a trio recital at Ichigaya Hall in Tokyo and made her debut with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Bejing singing Ravel's Sheherazade with Maestra Zhang Jiemin.

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

Tenor ZIWEN XIANG made his debut with New York City Opera in Stonewall.  Ziwen sang a recital with Forte International at Opera America in NYC.  He performed a concert with Verissmo Opera in NJ.. He also appeared as a guest artist for a recital at Carnegie Recital Hall.