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Internationally renowned American conductor Harold Farberman has conducted many of the world's leading orchestras. In Great Britain, Farberman has conducted the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, New Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Other conducting commitments have taken him to the Mozarteum Orchestra (Salzburg), RAI Orchestra (Rome), the Swedish and Danish Radio Orchestras, Stockholm Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt), Stuttgart Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lille. Formerly the Music Director and Conductor of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Farberman has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Denver Symphony and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta.

An early exponent of the music of Charles Ives, Farberman has recorded more of Ive's works than any other conductor. Many of his interpretations have been called "definitive." For his work on behalf of Ives, he was honored with the Ives Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Farberman is involved in projects to record all the Mahler Symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra and the complete symphonies of Michael Haydn with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. A release of Glière's Symphony No. 3, Ilya Murometz, performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on the Unicorn label, received Belgium's highest recording award, the St. Cecelia Award.

Gregg Henegar is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A native of Illinois, he studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Illinois. He joined the Houston Symphony as its contrabassoonist in 1975. Donald Erb's Contrabassoon Concerto was commissioned especially for Henegar by the Houston Symphony, which premiered it in 1985.

 


 


 

 

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