The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Showcases Orchestra Members As Soloists


     Three Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) musicians will step forward as conductor and soloists in the Saturday, April 13 concert at Chesapeake College's Todd Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 8:00PM with a pre concert discussion at 7:00PM featuring Matt Spivey, BSO vice president for artistic affairs, and Jonathan Carney, the orchestra's concertmaster.
Concertgoers are invited to reserve their seats in the lobby for next season's BSO/Chesapeake College concerts. The first fifty subscribers will be treated to champagne and chocolates compliments of Easton's Town and Country Wine and Liquor, Mason's Restaurant and Hopkins Sales.

Jonathan Carney will lead the orchestra in a program including Mozart's Overture to Idomeneo, Benjamin Britten's Lacbrymae with Karen Brown featured as viola soloist, Gustav Holst's St. Paul's Suite and Julie Green Gregarian soloist in Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon. The concert concludes with Dvorak's Czech Suite.

New Jersey born Jonathan Carney hails from a musical family with all six members having graduated from the Julliard School. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in London and enjoyed critically acclaimed international tours as both concertmaster and soloist with numerous ensembles. Carney went on to become concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra prior to joining the BSO in 2002. He has made a number of recordings including a disc of virtuoso works of Sarasate and Kreisler with his mother, Gloria Carney, as pianist. New releases include Beethoven's Archduke and Ghost trios, the cello quintet of Schubert and a Dvořák disc with the Terzetto and four Romantic pieces for violin. Carney's plays a 1687 Stradivarius.

   BSO acting assistant principal violist Karin Brown is known for her "strikingly rich and warm tone." She performs frequently as a solo and chamber musician in the Baltimore and Washington area. Brown has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions and gives recitals and master classes throughout the country. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Julliard. While still a student at Julliard, she was often a substitute with the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras, and today she maintains a private teaching studio from which many of her students have gone on to study at Oberlin, Eastman, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Peabody.

Cortland, NY native and BSO assistant principal bassoonist Julie Green Gregorian began her studies with the bassoon at age thirteen. She came to Baltimore from Temple University where she earned a master's degree under the tutelage of Bernard Garfield, principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Gregorian is on the faculty of Catholic University and Baltimore School of the Arts and also maintains a private studio. She and her husband Arnold, BSO bassist, founded the Glyndon Chamber Players and perform in the Baltimore area. Gregorian plays a vintage Heckel bassoon.

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