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Rosario Andino Piano (September 30th, 2014)

by Thomas Wines

Ruth Steger International Artist Series Event – A pianist in the grand manner who carries on the tradition of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein, Emil Sauer, Ferruccio Busoni, Ignace Friedman, Leopold Godowsky and Alexander Michailowsky (all of whom taught her distinguished teachers, Vera Maurina Press and Jascha Fischerman), Rosario Andino was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, […]

Todd Green Multi-Instrumentalist (October 14th, 2014)

by Thomas Wines

Todd Green has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music and privately with Guitar Greats George Benson, Pat Metheny, Christopher Parkening and Mick Goodrick. He has also studied ethnic instruments, including the Indian Bansuri Flute with masters Sachdev […]

Percussion Group Cincinnati (October 30th, 2014)

by Thomas Wines

PERCUSSION GROUP CINCINNATI was founded in 1979 and consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge, all of whom are faculty members and ensemble-in-residence at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.  Their daily rehearsal schedule is supplemented with the teaching and coaching of young musicians, many of whom have gone […]

DuoSolo (November 14th, 2014)

by Thomas Wines

Ruth Steger International Artist Series Event  – DuoSolo was founded in 2006 by flutist Mary Fukushima and pianist Michael Kirkendoll with the mission to explore the most complex and challenging work for flute/piano duo in the contemporary repertoire.  As virtuoso solo performers, DuoSolo seeks to demonstrate the diversity and range of contemporary compositional idioms by […]

Akropolis Reed Quintet (February 26th, 2015)

by Thomas Wines

Founded in 2009 and winners of five national chamber music prizes including a Fischoff Silver Medal and Grand Prize at both the Plowman and MTNA competitions, Akropolis is a cutting-edge ensemble which performs an innovative, living repertoire with acclaimed precision, offering concert programs designed to highlight trends in modern composition through the lens of classical […]

Ralph Lalama Saxaphonist (March 10th, 2015)

by Thomas Wines

A solid fixture of the New York jazz scene and respected worldwide, Ralph Lalama embodies the best of the jazz sound ideal – great time, great swing, expressed through great melodic ideas. Everything he says and plays comes out of his deep connection and appreciation for “the Beat.”  Ralph Lalama’s playing reveals an enormous depth […]

David Grogan Vocalist (March 3rd, 2015)

by Thomas Wines

David Grogan has performed extensively throughout the southwest, getting positive reviews.  The Dallas Morning News hailed Dr. Grogan as the “perfect Christus” after a performance of the St. Matthew Passion with the Dallas Bach Society. The Albuquerque Tribune, in reference to a performance of Messiah with the New Mexico Symphony, said, “David Grogan had all […]

Slideshow Trombone Ensemble (April 23rd, 2015)

by Thomas Wines

SlideShow is a unique ensemble whose members have come from the fields of education (band directors, private teachers, math teacher/coach, college teacher, high school students, computer technology, sheet music sales, banking, and professional musician.)  From these varied fields and individual backgrounds, they are able to perform a diversity of styles and types of music that […]