David Roode Joins Danish Symphony on Trombone

In Fall 2014, trombonist David Roode won a position as second solo trombone with the Odense Symfoniorkester (The Odense Symphony Orchestra) in Odense, Denmark. After a grueling nine hour audition, David became the first non-Dane to be appointed to the trombone section in the history of the orchestra.

 

Chamber Music in NYC with Margalit Cantor

Cellist Margalit Cantor regularly performs orchestral and chamber music concerts throughout New York, including as principal cellist with: the Dicapo Opera Theater, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, and Big Apple Baroque. Margalit is on the faculty of Bloomingdale School of Music and the Lucy Moses School.

She will perform with the Dorian Baroque Trio on January 15, 2015, at The Gems Midtown Concert Series, in an early baroque program (Pandolfi, Castello, Marini, Fontana). These free concerts take place on Thursdays at 1:15 p.m., at The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street, New York.

 

We recently produced a Musicale in New York City at the Union Club on East 69th Street. Tasty hors d'oeuvres, lucious cocktails and a special program of gorgeous music featuring three of our talented Grant Recipiants.

Our Musicale was held on Feb 23, 2016 and was hosted by Arthur Reynolds and Betty Gates with Performances by Zsolt Bognar Pianist, Christina Parsons Mezzo-Soprano and Michelle Trovato, Soprano.

What an exciting evening as we welcomed a diverse audience of Art Patrons and friends of the IFS to this magical and intimate performance in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. Pianist Zolt Bognar performed a selection of pieces by Edvard Grieg and followed up with a showpiece by Schubert. Our singers, Christina and Michelle performed both Art Song and Aria in a perfect acoustic environment to fully experience these voices up close and personal. Zolt accompanied them both and showed that he is not only a gifted soloist but has a unique ability to accompany a singer and provide a perfect balance and support for their performance. All three of our grant recipients spoke about how the IFS grant had made it possible for them to further their careers.

We look forward to the next opportunity we have to present the talents of the Artists that we have supported with our grants.