HARWOOD MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER
June 2017 - August 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. On March 25 she 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 on May 30.
                                                                                                              
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.

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 CharlotteHhe sang a recital in Newton NC.  He also performed the St. John Passion with Carolina Voices. On April 23 he made his debut with Opera Carolina as Jose Castro in La Fanciulla.  He isa 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 performed Handel's Messiah at St. Marcus in Copenhagen on Dec. 10.  He performes the title role in Verdi's Rigoletto at Opera Nomade in France.  He performed on March 17 and 19.

We welcome ORSON VAN GAY II to our roster.  Orson performed a concert at Morgan Auditorium on the campus of U. of La Verne in LA with Los Angeles Opera on Nov. 13. He also performed a Christmas Concert in Beverly Hills.  On January 22 her performed a recital at Zipper Hall.  Healso performed a Chinese New Year concert with the Pacific Symphony on January 28. On March 18 he rejoined LA Opera for a tour as tenor in Puccini Opera Styles.

Soprano SUZAN HANSON  made her New York City Opera debut in Fallujah. On March 12 she sangs Lillian Disney in the American Premiere of The New Americans by Philip Glass at Long Beach Opera. She repeats these roles in the opera at Chicago Opera Theater on April 23 and 30.

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.  On Mach 13 he performed performed at the JCC in Manhattan for the Dominic Hellsten - Ullmann Project.  On March 29 he performs 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 repeats his roles in the opera at Chicago Opera Theater on April 22 and 30.
 
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.

Mezzo-Soprano CARLA LOPEZ-SPEZIALE  recently returned to Mexico for performances of  Mozart Requiem  with Clementina del Aguila in Mexico City. She also made her successful debut as Carmen with Misica Viva in Hong Kong.  She also sang Elgar's Sea Pictures with Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico.

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 in March.  On June 3 he performs 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.  On the 27th he presents a master class for singers.  He was named Music Director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo NY.

Director  JAMIBETH MARGOLIS directed composer Martin Halpern's new opera  Joint Return at Shetler Studios in NYC.

Soprano MARIE MASCARI performed a recital at Christ and St. Stepens Church in NYC on Sunday May 28. This Summer she is in a production of Dimitrij by Dvorak at Bard College.

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

Baritone BRIAN MONTGOMERY recently  performed La Traviata with The New Jersey Festival Orchestra.  he sings a concert at the Lincoln Center Library on June 8.

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 as Narrator in Thy Will be Done by Angela Rice in Lexington KY.  On May 27 he performed the Faure Requiem and Michael Trotta's Seven Last Words of Christ with Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall.

Conductor JUSTIN PAMBIANCHIwas recently on the music staff for Rossini's Barber of Seville with Virginia Opera.  He was conductor for Rossini's La Comte Ory with Opera Company of Brooklyn.  He was also on the music staff of Sarasota Opera for their winter season.  He is currently on the conducting staff of Glimmerglass Opera.

Soprano MARCY RICHARDSON performed Off broadway with Company XIV in a production of Nutcracker Rouge.

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

We welcome tenor OLIVER SEWELL to our roster.  He made his debut with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra as Gastone in La Traviata.  He performs Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola with the ARE Opera Company in NYC  in May.

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 Artistic Director of the Chamber Opera Festival for Rochester Lyric Opera.

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.