Chamber Music
With Harp
February 23 2009, 8 pm
"Fourth Mondays"
admission $15/$10
Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church
Central Park West/65th St
New York, NY
Kurt Coble, violin

Kurt Coble enjoys a busy schedule as a concert artist, studio musician, and creative consultant.
Currently, he is a member of the Broadway orchestra for
The Phantom of the Opera and Music Faculty
at the University of Bridgeport. He tours and records with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
and the Miami Symphonic Orchestra. He has recorded recently with Enya, Barbara Streisand, Buster
Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, Alejandro Sanz, and played on film scores for PBS, HBO, ESPN, Touchstone
Pictures, and Lion Gate Films.

He has appeared on stage with Itzhak Perlman, Chuck Mangione, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban,
Luciano Pavarotti, Bjork, Dave Brubeck, Donna Summers, and performed the National Anthem on ABC
Monday Night Football. He has served as Concertmaster of the Palm Beach Opera, Heidelberg
Schlosspiele, and Harrisburg Symphony. Chamber music tours include performances with Ethel in
Europe, Minskoff Quartet in Asia, and Marbot Piano Trio across the United States. He is a graduate of
Eastman School of Music, SUNY StonyBrook, and received the Artist Diploma from Rutgers University,
where he studied with Arnold Steinhardt, Charles Wuorinen, and Bernard Greenhouse.

He has begun a collaboration with Cortlandt Hull, Executive Director of the Silver Screen Movie Museum
& Archive, to create a series of film scores for classic silent movies. In February 2009, he performed in
Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass and Scorchio String Quartet.

He is the inventor of the P.A.M. Band and Artistic Director of the University of Bridgeport Robotic Music
Laboratory.

Ed Matthew, clarinet

Ed Matthew is in the orchestra of the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera and was a
member of the Broadway orchestras for the revival of Meredith Willson’s
The Music Man and the Lincoln
Center premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s
Parade, and the off-Broadway Fermat’s Last Tango by
Joshua Rosenblum. His recording of
Passages, a clarinet concerto by Gary William Friedman, is on the
150Music label. He can also be heard on the RCA Victor, Original Cast Records, and PS Classics
labels. He was a founding member of Arizona’s award-winning wind quintet Quintessence.

In addition, he performs on reproductions of late 18th-century clarinets and basset horn made by Joel
Robinson, Steve Silverstein, and Rudolf Tutz. He was a guest-principal with the American Classical
Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, and Tafelmusik, and has performed with Sinfonia New York, Boston
Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Concert Royal, and Arcadia Players. He is a member of the Grenser
Trio. His degree in clarinet is from the University of Arizona.

Emily Mitchell, harp

Emily Mitchell has earned critical acclaim as “a marvelous harpist” (The New York Times) who
captivates her audiences with “playing of the utmost delicacy, beauty and subtlety” (
Records and
Recording
). In the words of The Washington Post, “Mitchell commands a vivid palette of colors and
uses them with imagination.”

An acknowledged concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral harpist, and teacher on the
artist faculties of New York University and Purchase College, State University of New York, she is also
an established name in the television, motion picture, and recording studios of New York City. She was
Principal Harpist with the EOS Orchestra for ten years and she toured the United States extensively as
a soloist for Columbia Artist’s Community Concerts. She has performed at The White House, and
before British Royalty in the U.K. and U.S. She is the other half of the Legacy Duo with flutist Margaret
Swinchoski.

Recently relocated to Houston, TX, and teaching on the faculty of Houston Baptist University, her
extensive discography includes her popular Celtic harp recordings for RCA Victor, and her most recent
concert harp recordings Impromptu and Mozart Variations on the JMR Label. She is a graduate of the
Eastman School of Music and an Associate of the Royal College of Music, London. She won many
scholarships and music competitions including the 1st Prize at the Seventh International Harp Contest,
Israel.

Carlene Stober, cello

Carlene Stober is continuo cellist for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity and is a member of the Grenser Trio
and Empire Viols. On modern cello, she served as principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra,
performed throughout the U.S. as a member of the Delphi String Quartet and is a member of the Lake
George Opera Festival Orchestra. In addition to performing with many ensembles, she has appeared
on Prairie Home Companion, performed with the Utah Shakespearean Festival and was featured
musician in Theatre for a New Audience’s production of
Pericles at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She
gave the premiere of Patrick Neher’s chamber concerto,
Chandeliers.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Margaret Swinchoski, flute

Margaret Swinchoski began her musical studies at the age of nine in Vermont. She graduated with
degrees and high honors both in Performing Arts and Music Education from Johnson State College,
Johnson, Vermont. She received her Master of Arts degree from Aaron Copland School of Music at
Queens College. She was a featured soloist at the National Flute Association Convention in the World
Premiere of Leo Kraft’s
From The Hudson Valley, recently premiered Richard Lane’s Flute Concerto
with the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as a concerto soloist with many other
orchestras. She was presented in her debut recital by Artists International at Carnegie’s Weill Recital
Hall. She has served as principal flutist with the Westchester and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras,
and travels to Ohio each summer to play principal flute with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. Her solo
debut CD, “From The Hudson Valley,” was released by Albany Records in 2000 and garnered rave
reviews from
Fanfare magazine and American Record Guide. She can also be heard on the Newport
Classics, CRI, and High Point labels. As a founding member of the Palisades Virtuosi, she has
commissioned and premiered roughly 20 works for flute, clarinet, and piano from such well-known
composers as Eric Ewazen, Carlos Franzetti, Robert Manno, Dan Cooper, Frank Ezra Levy, and Allen
Shawn, among others. The New American Masters series is on Albany Records. Volume 2 was
released in February 2008.