HARWOOD MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER
December - February 2019

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.
                                                                                                           
Director JOE BANNO . His feature film Sleeping and Waking is now on Netflix as a streaming video.  .  

Tenor MATTEO BENVENUTI  performs Dancaire in Bizet's Carmen at Teatro G. Verdi in Montecatini It.in November. He performs Goro in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Teatro Politeama in Pratese It. on December 8,9.

Tenor CARLOS BERRIOS is busy with concerts and performing events in Western Massachusetts.  He sang a ceremony for MIFA in Holyoke Mass. 
  
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.

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

Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO has founded Opus 1 Singers and they have had two concerts.  Their Fall concert Halloween Spooktacular is Sunday October 28 at 4pm.  This is also the debut of the Opus 1 Orchestra.

Soprano ERICA COCHRAN recently performed Sleeping Beauty at the Storybook Musical Theatre in PA.  On Dec. 8 and 9 she performs Messiah at 1st Baptist Church in Opelika Alabama.

Tenor BRETT COLBY performed Goro in Madama Butterfly with Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea and Candide with Opus 1 Singers in NJ.

We welcome mezzo-soprano BRI COOPER to our roster. She ran for the US Congressional Seat District 8 in Maryland.

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 performed Hortensius in Donizetti's La fille du Regiment with Opera Carolina on November 10, 15, 18.
 
We welcome soprano ISABEL DUPRE to our roster.

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.

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

Mezzo-soprano CLAIRE GALLOWAY performs a fund raising concert New Opera Concert in Baltimore Md. on Nov. 19.

Tenor ORSON VAN GAY II  performed the title role in Candide with A Noise Within in Pasadena CA.  On Dec. 8 and 9 he performs as tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah at 1st Baptist Church in Opelika Alabama.

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.

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

We welcome soprano ELIZABETH KELSAY to our roster.

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 Nov. 11.  he also performed in A Concert of New Music at the National Opera Center in NYC on Dec. 13.

Tenor KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP performed Mika Magadoff in Menotti's Consul with Chicago Opera Theater.  He begins the Fall season as Almeric in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta with Chicago Opera Theater on Nov. 10,16,18.
 
ANTHONY LAGRUTH is Music Director of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey as well as Director of The North Shore Music Festival on Long Island.. He was recently guest conductor of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra on Long Island conducting a program of Tschaikovsky, Wagner and Brahms Symphony #3. His summer schedule included concerts with the Glen Rock Pops, lmusic lectures and presentations, and Cosi fan tutte with The North Shore Festival.

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

Tenor ANTHONY P. McGLAUN performed Benny Paret Champion by Terence Blanchard  in his debut at New Orleans Opera on March 9 and 11.  He performed in Summerking at Michigan Opera Theater.

Maestro MATTHIAS MANASI  was named Music Director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo NY.  He was seen playing and conducting the world premier of A Bad Man's Life at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival.

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

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

Mezzo-soprano INBAL MILLIGER recently sang In the Dark on the Salon Music Series in NYC.  On November 2 she was soloist in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in NYC..

Baritone BRIAN MONTGOMERY performed a concert with the Asia Cultural Symphony at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.  He performed in Smokey Joe's Cafe with Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute in Hong Kong. He also performed with the Asia Cultural Symkphony in Baltimore Maryland.

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.

Conductor JUSTIN PAMBIANCHI was assistant conductor of La finta giardiniera under John Colaneri at Julliard.  Following this he returned to Sarasota Opera as assistant conductor for Carmen, Norma, and Tiefland.

Baritone FREDERICK REDD jut finished the Iron Man Triathalon in Atlantic City NJ.  He performed performing 3 Haydn works with the Putnam Chorale in Westchester on Nov. 30 and Dec, 2.  He is also preparing the making and release of his new recording. In November the competed in another Iron Man Competition in Cozumel Mexico.  On December 14 he performs a Christmas Concert at St. Geogre's Episcopal Church in Bridgeport Ct.

Bass NATHAN RESIKA made his debut at Carnegie Hall as soloist in Haydn's Mariazeller Mass and Beethoven's Mass in C with Mid-America Productions. He spent November in Slovenia competing in the World Senior Chess Championship.

Bass VALERIAN RUMINSKI  is artistic director of Nickel City Opera.  In November he performed Dmitri in Richard Wargo's Music Shop with Nickel City Opera.  He performed Grenin in Eugene Onegin with Calgary Opera in canada.  He performed a recital in Calabasas a suburb of Los Angeles.

Soprano MICHELE SEXTON performs "Flavors of Puccini" - Il Trittico with the Metropolitan Opera Guild on November 14.  She also sings in An American Singers Songbook with Bristol Riverside Theater Dec. 6-16. In January she leaves for St. Petersburg Opera Company and will perform Lily Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me Kate from feb 2-10, 2019.

We welcome soprano SHAWMETTE SULKER to our roster.

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.  He returned to The Finger Lakes Chioral Festival to conduct the Berloiz Requiem where he is now conductor.

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

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 on September 29 and lmade her debut with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Bejing singing Ravel's Sheherazade with Maestra Zhang Jiemin on November 11.

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.  He was assistant director for a new production of Samson and Delilah at Virginia Opera.