HARWOOD MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER
July - September 2018

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 CHARLES BERRIOS is busy with concerts and performing events in Western Massachusetts.
  
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 on Broadway.

Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO has founded Opus 1 Singers and they have had two concerts.  Their Spring concert is on Sunday May 6 featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein to celebrate his 100thh Birthday.  The concert is at 3pm at St. Joseph's Church in Maplewood NJ. He also is assistent conductor with the Butterfly production of Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in Asbury Park on April 29.

Soprano ERICA COCHRAN recently performed Sleeping Beauty at the Storybook Musical Theatre in PA.

Tenor BRETT COLBY performed Goro in Madama Butterfly with Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea on April 29. On May 6 he performs Candide with Opus 1 Singers in NJ.

We welcome mezzo-soprano BRI COOPER to our roster. She is running for 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.

Mezzo-soprano EDITH DOWD sings as soloist in Rachmaninoff's Vespers with the San Francisco Choral Society on April 27 and 28.

Bass-Baritone CARL DUPONT is Assistant Professor of Voice at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 
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.

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

We welcome mezzo-soprano CLAIRE GALLOWAY to our roster. In January she was Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti at the Stillpointe Theatre in Baltimore.  On February 25 she performed in Sweeney Todd with the Baltimore Concert Opera.  On March 4 she performed Bach's Cantata 149 with Herb Dimmock's Bach in Baltimore.  On April 14 and 15 she performed a Scandinavian recital at the Baltimore War Memorial and the Scandinavian Church in Alexandria VA.

Tenor ORSON VAN GAY II  sang Chinese Songs with SINO US Performing Arts in LA February 25 and 26.  On March 13 he sang a concert with Pacific Opera Project.   On April 7 and 27 he performs concerts with LA Opera.

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 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 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 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. He recently performed Mika Magadoff in Menotti's Consul with Chicago Opera Theater.
 
We welcome conductor ANTHONY LAGRUTH to our roster.  He is Music Director of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey as well as Director of The North Shore Music Festival on Long Island.. On June 2 he is guest conductor of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra on Long Island conducting a program of Tschaikovsky, Wagner and Brahms Symphony #3. His summer schedule includes 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 onj May 12-20.

Maestro MATTHIAS MANASI  was named Music Director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo NY.  He is currently playing and conducting the world premier of A Bad Man's Life at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival June 29 through July 1.

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

Soprano MARIE MASCARI performed as Angel More in Virgil Thompson's The Mother of Us All at Historic Hudson Opera House in NY.  On Thursday April 19 at Noon she performed a recital of Bernstein at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY. She spends the Summer in the Bard Festival.

Mezzo-soprano INBAL MILLIGER sang a concert of Women composers with Arete Chamber Music Series in Brooklyn on March 23.  On March 25 she sang Wesendonck Lieder with Capitol City Opera in NJ.

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 April -22. 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 until October 20.  Following this he returned to Sarasota Opera as assistant conductor for Carmen, Norma, and Tiefland.

We welcome baritone FREDERICK REDD to our roster.  He performed Ping in Turandot at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in NJ.  He performed operatic concerts in Toulouse France April 23-May 2. On June 14 he performs a showcase at the Lincoln Center Library.  He is preparing the making and release of his new recording.

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 on June 2.

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 just finished Grenin in Eugene Onegin with Calgary Opera in canada.  On february 17 he performed a recital in Calabasas a suburb of Los Angeles.

Soprano MICHELE SEXTON recently performed an aria from Mozart's Idomeneo for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She returned to the MOG for Traviata. She also sang a GALA concert for Bohem Opera of NJ.

Baritone ERIC STRONG see HR Artists Management.

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 is also returning to The Finger Lakes Chioral Festival to conduct the Berloiz Requiem on July 29.

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