HARWOOD MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER
March2017 - May 2017

Conductor RAFFI ARMENIAN lives in Montreal Canada. He is working on several new recording projects.  He led performances of Cunning Little Vixen at Opera Laurier in Canada.

Baritone JOHN ATKINS  performed in a New American Opera Preview at Manhattan School of Music.  The work is a new opera Blood of Angels by Richard Pearson.

Baritone DARRELL BABIDGE is a professor of voice at Brigham Young University.  He recently did a recital of Lieder and arias at Brigham Young University.

Soprano MEGAN BARRERA is  on the voice faculty of New World School of the Arts in Miami. On March 25 she performs Viva La Zarzuela with Vero beach Opera in Florida on March 25.  She is then a semi-finalist in the Rochester Oratorio Competition.  Following this is a faculty recital at The Presbyterian Brickel Church in Miami on May 30.

Conductor RICHARD BARRETT is chairman of the Opera department of Brooklyn College.  He recently led master classes for opea singers at the Moscow Conservatory.
                                                                                                                                      
Director JOE BANNO . His feature film Sleeping and Waking is now on Netflix as a streaming video.  He recently directed Elvis's Toenail by Fionnuala Kenny at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Toluca Lake CA.  

We welcome tenor CHARLES BERRIOS to our roster.
  
Director ANDREW BLOCK see HR Artists Management.

Mezzo Soprano LAURA BRIOLI  performed Amneris in Verdi's Aida with Staatsoper Hamburg . She  also performed the title role in Zanetto by Mascagni as well as Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica at Opera de Rennes.

Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY is currently conducting  Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Soprano ERICA COCHRAN recently performed Adele in Die Fledermaus with Boheme Opera NJ..

Baritone LAWRENCE CRAIG performed a US State Dept. Global Women's Mentoring Program  for Hilary Clinton NYC.  He recently performed a recital at the 53 Festival ni Popayan in Colombia South America.  He also performed in Kiss Me Kate at the Pheonicia International Festival.

Conductor HERB DIMMOCK is Music Direcotr of the Herb Dimmock Singers as well as the prestigious Bach in Baltimore Series in Baltimore.

Bass-Baritone CARL DUPONT is Assistant Professor of Voice at University of North Carolina at CharlotteHe performed on tour with American Spiritual Ensemble from Jan. 30 to Feb. 19.  He performed Bach's Cantata #140 Wachet Auf with the Carolina Pro Musica at Central Piedmont Community College on Feb. 23 and 25.  On March 24 he sings a recital in Newton NC.  On April 1 and 2 he performs the St. John Passion with Carolina Voices. On April 23 he makes his debut with Opera Carolina as Jose Castro in La Fanciulla.
 
Maestro HENCO ESPAG recently led a perforance of Marshner's Der Vampyr with Opera Company of Brooklyn.   He is Music Director of the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band as well as Music Director of Judson Memorial Baptist Church in NYC.

Director JONATHON FIELD is director of opera at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Baritone LARS FOSSER performed Handel's Messiah at St. Marcus in Copenhagen on Dec. 10.  He performes the title role in Verdi's Rigoletto at Opera Nomade in France.  He performed on March 17 and 19.

We welcome ORSON VAN GAY II to our roster.  Orson performed a concert at Morgan Auditorium on the campus of U. of La Verne in LA with Los Angeles Opera on Nov. 13. He also performed a Christmas Concert in Beverly Hills.  On January 22 her performed a recital at Zipper Hall.  Healso performed a Chinese New Year concert with the Pacific Symphony on January 28. On March 18 he rejoined LA Opera for a tour as tenor in Puccini Opera Styles.

Soprano SUZAN HANSON  made her New York  City Opera debut in Fallujah.

HARWOOD MANAGEMENT recently produceed a Broadway Concert at the Lincoln center Library. He also produced a Jazz Show for Woodstock Radio.

Bass ERIC JOHNSON is head of the opera department at Syracuse University. 

Pianist CRAIG KETTER is a busy soloist and accompanist in New York and  throughout the US.  He performed at the Phillips Museum of Art / Dana Gallery at Franklin&Marshall College in Lancaster, PA with baritone Jonathan Hays. He performed the music of Dana Richardson in a concert at Carnegie Hall  

Tenor KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP made his debut as John Wilson as in the world premier of Lori Laitman and David Mason's The Scarlet Letter with Opera Colorado. Kyle played Jason in a new opera Jason and the Argonauts by Greg Spears.  This was presented by Lyric Unlimited a division of Lyric Opera of Chicago.  
 
Conductor DANIEL LIPTON is Artistic Director of Florida Opera Festival in Tampa Florida.  This season he leads performances of Romeo and Juliet, La Cenerentola, and Tosca.

Mezzo-Soprano CARLA LOPEZ-SPEZIALE  performed "Bitches, Witches, and Boys" with the Escenia Ensemble at the National Opera Center in NYC.  She recently returned to Mexico for performances of  Mozart Requiem  with Clementina del Aguila in Mexico City. She also made her successful debut as Carmen with Misica Viva in Hong Kong.  On February 24 she will sing Elgar's Sea Pictures with Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico.

Tenor ANTHONY P. McGLAUN recently performed in Motones vs. Jersey at Midtown Arts Center in Ft. Collins CO. He performs a solo recital The American Songbook at the Ft. Collins Museum of Art in Colorado on March 10.  He was a singer in the Duffy Institute for New Opera in Norfolk VA from March 12-17.

Maestro MATTHIAS MANASI  was on the music staff of Opera Poznan in Poland.

Director  JAMIBETH MARGOLIS directed composer Martin Halpern's new opera Constancy at Shetler Studios in NYC Feb. 9,10, and 11.

We welcome soprano MARIE MASCARI to our roster.

Soprano JULIA ANNE MILIN recently sang Amelia in Um ballo in maschera with West Side Opera Society in NYC.

Baritone BRIAN MONTGOMERY performs La Traviata with The New Jersey Festival Orchestra on March 4 and 5.

We welcome bass-baritone PETER MORGAN to our roster. Peter played Chivon in a new opera Jason and the Argonauts by Greg Spears.  This was presented by Lyric Unlimited a division of Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera Jan. through March.  He is 3rd cockney in Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of My Fair Lady from April 28 through May 21.

Conductor NIELS MUUS is Music Director of Festival Steyr in Austria.  He is also conductor for the Morphing Chamber Orchestra in Vienna.
 
Librettist JOHN OLIN is busy writing Opera Librettos and working with composers to make it all happen.

Baritone KENNETH OVERTON performs as Narrator in Thy Will be Done by Angela Rice in Lexington KY on April 2.  On May 27 he performs the Faure Requiem and Michael Trotta's Seven Last Words of Christ with Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall.

Conductor JUSTIN PAMBIANCHIwas recently on the music staff for Rossini's Barber of Seville with Virginia Opera.  On December 3 he was conductor for Rossini's La Comte Ory with Opera Company of Brooklyn.  He is currently on the music staff of Sarasota Opera for their winter season.

Soprano MARCY RICHARDSON performed Off broadway with Company XIV in a production of Nutcracker Rouge through January 7.

Soprano MICHELE SEXTON performed a Gala concert for Boheme Opera of NJ and returned for an Italian Nite with Orchestra.  She recently performed an aria from Mozart's Idomeneo for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She returns to the MOG for Traviata on february 26.

We welcome tenor OLIVER SEWELL to our roster.  He made his debut with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra as Gastone in La Traviata.  He performs Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola with the ARE Opera Company in NYC  in May.

Baritone ERIC STRONG see HR Artists Management.

Conductor ERIC TOWNELL is currently Music Director of the Rochester Choral Society. Eric is also the director of RESONANZ, a Rochester based choral group.  He is Artistic Director of the Chamber Opera Festival for Rochester Lyric Opera.

Director MURIEL VON VILLAS continues her private studio in Washington DC. She directed La Comte Ory for Opera Company of Brooklyn on Dec.3.

Japanese-American soprano KAORI WILLIAMS performed on Project 120 in Chicago on Dec. 17th.

Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.  Please go to the web site for concert information.