8 July 2014 Cody
As a performer, Emily Skala has been described by critics as imaginative and extraordinarily talented, possessing a beautiful, powerful sound, superb intonation, a lyrical eloquence of phrase, effortless purity and fullness of tone in a class by itself, as well as having a brilliant technique and a virtuoso’s confidence; a genuine charmer with unimpeachable musical taste.
8 July 2014 Cody
Grammy® finalists for their album of Mozart’s chamber works for winds and strings, on this new disc the Chicago Chamber Musicians present the world premiere of Zwilich’s quintet for saxophone and string quartet. The CCM enjoys an outstanding reputation both for artistic excellence and a commitment to community service. Since its founding in 1986, the CCM has assembled an extraordinary ensemble of world-class artists.
17 May 2014 Josh
Principal Flutist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Emily Skala distinguished herself with affiliations to six major US orchestras within only five years of graduation from the Eastman School of Music. She has performed professionally with the Rochester Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra all before joining the BSO in 1988. She has been a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of Music since 1989. As a performer, Emily Skala has been described by critics as imaginative and extraordinarily talented, possessing a beautiful, powerful sound, a lyrical eloquence of phrase, a brilliant technique and a virtuoso’s confidence; “a genuine charmer with unimpeachable musical taste”. She can be heard on many BSO recordings and her own debut solo CD (Summit Records) playing the Brahms Sonatas, Op. 120 and the Schubert Variations.
14 May 2014 Josh
Jim Self is a Los Angeles free-lance musician. Since l974 he has worked for all the major Hollywood studios performing for over 1500 motion pictures and hundreds of television shows and records. His solos in major films include John William’s scores to Jurassic Park, Home Alone I&II, Hook and was the “Voice of the Mothership” from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Other solos can be heard in James Horner’s Casper and Batteries Not Included, Marc Shaiman’s Sleepless in Seattle and in Jerry Goldsmith’s score to Dennis the Menace. Recent films include Wall-E, Troy, Lemony Snicket, The Legend of Zorro, War of the Worlds, King Kong, Indiana Jones 4, Princess and the Frog, Valentines Day and Avatar. Upcoming films include Tin Tin, Toy Story 3, Cats and Dogs 2 and The Last Airbinder.