About

The Salisbury Sinfonietta is a professional chamber orchestra in Salisbury, Connecticut. The Sinfonietta performs at the Salisbury Congregational Church and in the northwest Connecticut region.

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Who We Are

Members of the Sinfonietta are active orchestral musicians regularly performing in several orchestras. They also are teachers in educational institutions and have private studios. Orchestra members are professional musicians selected by the Music Director. Priority for hiring is given to musicians living, teaching, and performing in Connecticut, eastern New York and the western Massachusetts areas.

MISSION

  • To Produce professional chamber orchestra performances of the Salisbury Sinfonietta with concerts of classic and light-classical music, oratorios, cantatas, and operas
  • To promote peace and better understanding among people of different religions and cultures by bringing musicians and scholars of the world to Salisbury.
  • To enhance music education for children and youth in the area through collaborative initiatives with area schools.
  • To promote regional tourism and economic development.

Dr. Jack Bowman

Conductor & Music Director

JACK BOWMAN (artistic director) relocated in March 2015 from Istanbul, Turkey to serve Salisbury Congregational Church as Minister of Music and Organist. Previously he served as dean of fine arts at universities in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Minnesota. His career as an orchestra conductor included professional conducting in Paris, France and twelve other countries. He has conducted the National Ballet of Russia in Russia. In Minnesota, he founded the Sieur Du Luth Summer Festival for opera, chamber music, and jazz. He is committed to initiatives with the Salisbury Sinfonietta that enhance the economic and cultural life of this Northwest Corner.

Chie Yoshinaka

Violin

A sought-after violinist, Chie Yoshinaka has been performing and teaching all over the United States and abroad. The highlight of recent seasons includes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello with Micha Haran (the former principal cello of the Israel Philharmonic) and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic in Quezon City, Philippines and Baroque concerti with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s chamber orchestra in Greenwich, Connecticut. A winner of the Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition, her solo and chamber music engagements have taken her throughout the United States, Graz (Austria), Tokyo and Yokohama (Japan).

Nicholas Rubenstein

French Horn

Raised in Carlisle, Massachusetts, Nicholas Rubenstein began playing the horn at the age of nine. In high school he was a member of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and was a member of both the honors wind and brass quintet. In 2007, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois as a student of Gail Williams of the Chicago Symphony and William Barnewitz of the Milwaukee Symphony. Nick is an active freelancer throughout New England, and a member of the Redline Brass Quintet. He can be found frequently performing in the Boston Philharmonic, Discovery Ensemble, Symphony Nova, Springfield Symphony, and as principal horn of Boston Chamber Orchestra/ Video Game Orchestra, as well as many other ensembles.

Teresa Mango

Harp

Harpist Teresa Mango brings a high standard of musicianship, professionalism and years of experience to all of her engagements and special occasions. As a performer, she is equally at home on the concert stage or as an entertainer playing for intimate gatherings, weddings or corporate functions. As a collaborator with fellow professionals Teresa organizes the following duo or trio ensembles on request.

ORCHESTRA

VIOLIN I

Annie Trépanier (Winsted, CT)
Cyrus Stevens (Hartford, CT)
Diane Orson (Hamden, CT)
Jennifer Hobbs (Kent, CT)
Gary Capozziello (Hartford, CT)
Millie Piekos (Hamden, CT)

VIOLIN II

Lisa Rautenberg (North Haven, CT)
Janet Boughton (Guilford, CT)
Lisa Laquidera (New Hartford, CT)
Chie Yoshinaka (Greenwich, CT)
Stephanie Hug (New Haven, CT)

VIOLA

Ellen Higham (Hamden, CT)
Steve Larson (Winsted, CT)
Barbara Wiggin (Manchester, CT)
Jill Pellett Levine (New Haven, CT)

TIMPANI

Robert C. Kelly (North Haven, CT)

PIANO

Amy Vinisko (Bantam, CT)

CELLO

Mary Costanza (Washington Dpt, CT)
Ritone Ivaska (New Milford, CT)
Yun-Yang Lin (Glastonbury, CT)

BASS

Ed Allman (Shelton, CT)
Richard Syracuse (Saugerties, NY)

FLUTE

Marcia Gates (New Paltz, NY)
Bonnie Ham (Walden, NY)

OBOE

Tamar Beach Wells (Guilford, CT)
Judith Dansker (Salisbury, CT)

TROMBONE

George Sanders (Milford, CT) Peter McEachern (Goshen, CT)
Edward P. Adams (Middlebury, CT)

CONDUCTOR

Jack Bowman (Lakeville, CT)

CLARINET

Paul Green (Pittsfield, MA) Kathryn Taylor (Redding, CT)

BASSOON

Wayne Hileman (Washington Dpt, CT)
Yeh-Chi Wang (New Britain, CT)

FRENCH HORN

Nicholas Rubenstein (Shrewsbury,MA) Paige McGrath (Shrewsbury, MA)
Jaime Thorne (Groton, CT)
Julia Cavagnaro (Avon, CT)

TRUMPET

Ken Tedeschi (Branford, CT) Michael Flynt (Norwalk, CT)
Thomas Krupa (Torrington, CT)

PERCUSSION

Grisha Alexiev (Amenia, NY)
Diana Herold (Amenia, NY)

HARP

Teresa Mango (Stockbridge, MA)


PROFILE OF MUSICIANS

Members of the Sinfonietta are active orchestral musicians regularly performing in several orchestras. They also are teachers in educational institutions and have private studios.

Musicians are currently or formerly members of the following large ensembles: Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony, Bangor Symphony (ME), Berger Symphony (NJ), Berkshire Big Band, Boston Philharmonic, Danbury Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Goodspeed Opera House Orchestra, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Greater Newburgh Symphony (NY), Greenwich Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Leipzig Philharmonic, New Bedford Symphony, New Britain Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New York Wind Symphony, Orchestra New England, Park Avenue Chamber Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Ridgefield Symphony, Salt Marsh Opera, Springfield Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Video Game Orchestra, Wallingford Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, Yale Camerata.

Musicians are currently members of the following chamber ensembles: Adaskin String Trio, Avery Ensemble, Borealis Wind Quintet, Canterbury Trio, Costanza/Pierpont Duo, Cuatro Puntos, Deming String Quartet, DSO Cello Quartet, Ensemble Schumann, Hevreh Ensemble, Horn Redline Brass Quintet, Nautilus Brass, NODUS Ensemble, Winds in the Wilderness.

Musicians hold bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees from: Bowdoin College (ME), Brown University, Central Connecticut State University, City University of New York, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Florida International University, Hastings College, Ithaca College, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, McGill University, New England Conservatory, New York University, Northwestern University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Princeton University, The Pennsylvania State University, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music (UK), San Jose State University, St. Louis Conservatory, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Purchase, University of Connecticut, University of Hartford Hartt School, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Louisville (KY), University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Miami, The University of Michigan, University of Montreal, University of Ottawa, West Virginia University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale University.

 


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