HOMETOWN: Westwood, MA PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Currently with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra/Lavazza Chamber Ensemble. BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: B.M. from Boston Conservatory and 2 M.M.'s (Piano Performance and Musicology) from New England Conservatory of Music CAREER INSPIRATION: An outstanding high school music program and amazing teachers. MUSICAL TASTES: Western art music from the Renaissance to contemporary, world music, jazz and songs from the Great American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, Arlen etc.) MUSICAL INFLUENCES: My piano teachers (especially Alfred Lee, Harriet Shirvan and Gabriel Chodos), Arthur Rubinstein, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, and Anne-Marie Chubet. IF YOU WEREN'T A MUSICIAN: Writing about the performing arts. BRITT HISTORY: Since 1985....30 years! SOUTHERN OREGON FAVORITES: Hanging with friends in the valley and family who live in Oregon and going to restaurants, wineries and plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. FAVORITE BRITT MEMORY: Making music with so many incredible musicians as orchestra member, soloist and chamber musician and all the summers spent here with our now 25-year old daughter Alena!
2017 Britt Orchestra Keyboard/Harp/Guitar
KEYBOARD +James Chubet, Principal (Westwood, MA)
HARP Julia Coronelli, Principal (Miami Beach, FL) Katie Wychulis, Extra (Omaha, NE)
*On leave for 2017 Season +Orchestra Member for 20 or more years