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Summer Winds

Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm


Summer Winds

Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm


Summer Winds

Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm


Small Space Series

Hear our talented musicians up close in intimate settings near you


Stamford Museum and Nature Center The Knobloch Family Farmhouse, 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford


75 minutes with an intermission

Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm

About this performance

Groove along to this rhythmic and spirited program that explores how the Orchestra’s wind players pay homage to theatre, jazz, and the folkways of the American South.

Elizabeth Mannflute
Melanie Feld, oboe
Alan Kay, clarinet
Cynde Iverson, bassoon
Zohar Schondorf, horn

In partnership with

Musical Program to include

Jacques Ibert Trois pièces brèves

Valerie Coleman Red Clay, Mississippi Delta

Paul Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik Op. 24, No. 2

Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Paquito D’Rivera Aires Tropicales (excerpts)

Elizabeth Mann flute

Elizabeth Mann is a featured performer in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East.  She is the Principal Flutist of the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble and is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.  She has played Principal Flute with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under the baton of Valery Gergiev and recorded and performed with the New York Philharmonic.  In past seasons, she premiered a solo flute piece by Joan Tower and performed a commissioned Concerto by Peter Maxwell Davies with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Ms. Mann has been principal flute with the Santa Fe Opera, played with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Dorian Quintet and Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. She has been featured at Caramoor, Santa Fe and the Lochenhaus Festivals and teaches at the Colorado College for their Summer Festival, and is Professor of Flute at Mannes at The New School.

Ms. Mann attended the Juilliard School as a student of Julius Baker.  She can be heard on over 100 recordings, which include her critically acclaimed flute and harp CD with Deborah Hoffmann of Chopin transcriptions titled “Reflections”. Ms. Mann is also an active teacher.

Melanie Feld oboe

Since 1980, Melanie Feld has been principal oboist of Orchestra Lumos.  She is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and American Composers Orchestra and is principal oboist of the Westchester Philharmonic.  She is the English Hornist of the American Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  From 1992 to 2023 she was a member of the orchestra for the Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera.  For a number of years she was a member of the New York Pickup Ensemble, playing the annual Carnegie Hall P.D.Q. Bach programs.  Her recording credits include albums on the Music Masters, CBS, Telarc, Harmonia Mundi, Decca, EMI, Nonesuch and New World Records.

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Ms. Feld moved to New York City to attend the Mannes College of Music and completed her graduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music.  Her teachers have included Leland Lincoln, Marc Lifschey, Stephen Adelstein and Ronald Roseman.

Melanie resides in Leonia, New Jersey with her music librarian husband David Carp.  Former members of the Carp household are son Joshua (father of Elliott Carp and the twins Caleb and Micah Carp) and daughter Elizabeth; current feline inhabitants are cats Sasha and Pickle.

Shari Hoffman clarinet

Shari Hoffman is currently the second clarinetist with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Lumos. She is also an Associate Musician with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Ms. Hoffman regularly performs with many of the country’s finest orchestras, including those of the New York City Opera and the New Jersey Symphony.

Comfortable performing in many musical styles, Ms. Hoffman has been a member of numerous Broadway show orchestras including “My Fair Lady”, “The King and I”, and “South Pacific”. She is an active chamber musician, and a passionate teacher. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Ms. Hoffman completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Her principal teachers were Jon Manasse, Eli Eban, and Ken Grant.

Cynde Iverson bassoon

Cynde Iverson is recognized as one of the finest bassoonists today. She is Principal bassoonist with Orchestra Lumos and the New Haven Symphony and a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra.  She performs with many of New York’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the American Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist Ms. Iverson has toured the US, Europe, Japan and Asia with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Iverson is a founding member of the Wind Trio of New York.

In the summer months she performs at the Caramoor Music Festival, North Country Chamber Players, Moab Music Festival and Chamber Music Northwest.

As an advocate for contemporary music, Ms. Iverson has performed and recorded numerous compositions with the chamber ensembles Continuum and Musical Elements and has explored the medium of Jazz with artists such as Steve Lacy, Anthony Davis and James Newton.  She was a member of the Jazz ensemble Episteme and toured extensively both locally and abroad.

Cynde Iverson received her B.M. (cum laude) from Indiana University as a student of Leonard Sharrow and her M.M. (cum laude) from the Juilliard School as a student of Stephen Maxym.

Lawrence DiBello horn

Lawrence DiBello in addition to his role as Principal horn with Orchestra Lumos, is Principal horn in the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Co-Principal horn in the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, 3rd horn in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and 3rd horn in the American Symphony Orchestra. He has also made several guest appearances as Principal horn with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

His commercial musical ventures include national and international tours with Barbra Streisand as Principal horn and recordings with pop icons Paul Taylor and Sting.

He also has been a member of many Broadway Show orchestras including Cats, Jesus Christ Super Star, Nine, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Carousel and currently Music Man.

*artists and programs subject to change