Each season, select world-class guest artists performing with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra are invited to present master classes for the benefit of area music students. These events are open to the public, FREE of charge. They provide the rare opportunity for students to work with masters of the musical craft, and for observers to enjoy high-quality student performances and ‘open lessons’ with the artists. They are highlights of our concert season, and we’d love to have you join us for the experience!

Presented in memory of
Harry E. and Mabry B. Miller

Presented with support from
NORTHRUP GRUMANN

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tiffany Bostic-Brown, soprano
Terrance Brown, baritone

4:00 p.m.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC

Tiffany and Terrance Brown, artist teachers on the faculty of the University of North Alabama Department of Music, have appeared with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra on several occasions. They are performers of renown as well as accomplished instructors and coaches. Tiffany has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Washington Nation

al Philharmonic, and the DCINY Concert Series at Lincoln Center; Terrance’s credits include the Memphis Symphony, Austin Symphony, and Canterbury Choral Society. Both have interpreted numerous stage roles to acclaim in opera productions from Cosí fan tutte and Die Zauberflöte to Porgy and Bess and The Old Maid and the Thief.

Tiffany and Terrance return to Huntsville for a performance of Beethoven’s “Choral” Symphony No. 9 with the Huntsville Community Chorus and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall of the Von Braun Center.

 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Sean Ritenauer, percussion

4:00 p.m.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC

HSO Principal Percussion Sean Ritenauer, a member of the HSO since 2005, is internationally recognized as an orchestral and solo percussionist and is in demand as a teacher. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Malaysia Philharmonic, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, among others. A resident of New York City, Sean’s Broadway orchestra credits include productions of Pippin, Something Rotten, and In the Heights. His studio engagements include recordings for the film Moonrise Kingdom and the Amazon original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Sean will perform Andy Akiho’s Percussion Concerto with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall of the Von Braun Center. He will be featured alongside his percussion section mates in an all-percussion concert of chamber music at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020, also in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Timothy Chooi, violin

4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Huntsville

Violinist Timothy Chooi has been busy sweeping up international prizes in recent years, from First Prize in the 2018 Joseph Joachim Competition to Second Prize in the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Competition. Born and raised in British Columbia, Timothy studied with Ida Kafavian and Pamela Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and is currently enrolled at the Juilliard School. He has performed with the Montréal Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Malaysia Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Symphony, among others.  His older brother, Nikki Chooi, is also a celebrated violin soloist.

Timothy will perform the complete The Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Huntsville.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Emilio Colón, cello

4:00 p.m.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC

A true Renaissance man of classical music, cellist Emilio Colón is not only an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, but also a composer, conductor, educator, and administrator of immense gifts. He is one of the youngest faculty members ever appointed to Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and has offered courses at the Paris Conservatoire, the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Toho Gakuen in Tokyo. He has served as jurist and guest performer for the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition and is a co-founder of the Round Top Festival in Texas. A native of Puerto Rico, Emilio is founder of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico and President of the American Cello Institute. He plays a cello by Amati, anno 1700.

Emilio Colón returns to Huntsville to perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto with violinist Yevgeny Kutik, pianist James Dick, and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra led by Gregory Vajda on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall of the Von Braun Center.

 

 

 


Each season, select world-class guest artists performing with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra are invited to present master classes for the benefit of area music students. These events are open to the public, FREE of charge. They provide the rare opportunity for students to work with masters of the musical craft, and for observers to enjoy high-quality student performances and ‘open lessons’ with the artists. They are highlights of our concert season, and we’d love to have you join us for the experience!

 

  • Performers are selected by audition and/or recommendation. However, these events are free and open for observation to the public.
  • If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact the Director of Education, Sharon Hicks, by email at sharon@hso.org or by phone at 256-539-4818.