James Grymes – author: Violins of Hope

11/9/2017 Violins of Hope Concert Dr. Grymes is the author of Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour (HarperCollins, 2014). A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by...

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Janet Sung – violin

Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, recognized for her intense, exhilarating performances, and by her signature lustrous, burnished tone. Hailed by The Washington Post for her “riveting” playing and “exquisite tone”, her playing possesses the rare blend of fierce intelligence, subtlety and brilliant virtuosity....

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Shana Tucker – singer/songwriter/cellist

10/15/2017 1 pm FAMILY CONCERT – What’s in a Song? With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, cellist/singer-songwriter SHANA TUCKER delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™. Shana’s melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. Touted...

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Andrea Edith Moore, soprano

Soprano Andrea Edith Moore (Sauerkraut, May 30, 2017) brings a “certain opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” to myriad leading roles including Pamina, Zerlina, The Countess, Anne Trulove and Manon among others. Ms. Moore is a regular singer with the North Carolina Opera where...

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Rachel Niketopoulos, horn

The seventh of eight children growing up in a house full of art, music, and bicycles in Davenport Iowa, Rachel Niketopoulos began playing the horn at age 11. She studied horn performance at the Universities of Iowa and Missouri (Kansas City). As a student, she attended the Music Academy of...

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Chris Caudill, horn

Christopher Caudill began playing the horn at age ten while living in London, England with his family. Piano and violin lessons failed to do the trick, but a London Symphony concert at the Barbican with famous soloist Barry Tuckwell made him fall in love with the horn. At Northwestern University...

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Jonathan Randazzo, trombone

In October of 2010, Jonathan Randazzo was appointed Assistant Principal Trombone of the North Carolina Symphony while in pursuit of his Bachelor of Music Degree in performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. Graduating in May of 2011, Jonathan studied with Norman Bolter, former Second Trombonist with the Boston...

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Alex Fioto, trumpet

Alex Fioto enjoys a multifaceted career as a professional trumpet player in Raleigh, NC. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from Rice University where he studied with William Campbell and Marie Speziale, respectively. Alex has performed with the...

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Loretta O’Sullivan, cello

Ms. O’Sullivan who performs on Baroque, Classical, and modern cello is one of America’s most honored and valued continuo players and is equally admired for her poetic and refined interpretations of the solo cello repertory from its earliest days through the 19th century. She has played key roles in chamber...

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Cameron Britt

N. Cameron Britt is a composer, percussionist and instrument builder from Raleigh, NC. His current preoccupation is the vibraphone, and using technology to make it do things it can’t naturally. To that end, he invented the EMvibe, a hybrid electronic/acoustic instrument that affords unprecedented control over the acoustic properties of...

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