Enjoy a special Sunday matinee performance by the Eastern Chamber Players as they present an All-American program.
Concert Artist - 2001 William Primrose Competition Winner
Ann Choomack currently plays piccolo with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She is also a founding member of the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, a group of musicians dedicated to inviting 21st century audiences into the concert experience. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music she went on to complete her masters degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Before arriving in St. Louis, Ms. Choomack played with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Richmond, VA and participated in numerous music festivals including Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center.
Derek Fenstermacher is a Buffet Group Performing Artist and is currently principal tubist with both the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Albany Symphony Orchestra. In addition he is on faculty at Bard College’s Conservatory of Music, and is Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Montclair State University. Mr. Fenstermacher has performed with many orchestras across the United States, including the Cincinnati Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, and is a regular substitute with the New York Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, Derek is honored to be joining the Sotto Voce Quartet for their 2016-2017 season, the premiere tuba and euphonium quartet, and will be touring with them across the United States. An acclaimed soloist, he will be soloing with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in April of 2017, and has won numerous competitions, including grand prize at the Leonard Falcone Artist Solo Tuba Competition in 2008.
Mr. Fenstermacher is a graduate of the University of Alabama, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and pursued advanced studies at the University of Houston. For more information please visit Derek’s website at www.dftuba.com
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