Jingle All the Way
Christmas Brass for All the Family
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3pm
First Congregational Church of Stamford
- A selection of seasonal works including sing-along favorites such as Sleigh Ride, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Deck the Halls and more!
Leah Potteiger, host
Donald Batchelder, trumpet
Timothy Schadt, trumpet
Zohar Schondorf, horn
Richard Clark, trombone
Matt Ingman, tuba
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Meet Donald Batchelder
Donald Batchelder has served as Principal Trumpet with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra since 1987. Recognized as an outstanding soloist and orchestral trumpeter in the New York area for many years, he performs frequently with the Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway, and is Principal Trumpet with the New York City Opera. He is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Coordinator of Brass at Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music. Don also is Principal Trumpet in the New Jersey Festival Orchestra
Don is a featured soloist on composer David Sampson’s recent Summit Records CD Notes From Faraway Places (2016). “The performance of the entire suite is beautifully managed, the lonely lines impeccably judged.” (Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine). He is a founding member of the Quiet City Chamber Ensemble, and is featured on that group’s acclaimed world premiere recording of the chamber version of Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, adapted by saxophone soloist Christopher Brellochs, on the Sono Luminus label (2011). Among notable solo appearances: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the Stamford Symphony and the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, When Speaks the Signal-Trumpet Tone by David Gillingham, with both the Montclair State University Wind Ensemble and the Ridgewood Concert Band, the Shostakovich Concerto for Piano and Trumpet with both the Stamford Symphony and the Windham Chamber Music Festival, a featured solo role at the 2008 New York Brass Conference, the world premiere of Trent Johnson’s Concerto for Trumpet and Organ and David Sampson’s Triptych with the Westfield Symphony.
Don earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rutgers in 2016 where he received the Irene Alm Award for excellence in performance and scholarly research. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied with William Vacchiano and Mel Broiles. Other influential teachers include David Krauss, Vince Penzarella, Arnold Jacobs and Philip Smith.
Meet Timothy Schadt
Timothy Schadt , a native of Cumberland, MD, has been working as a freelance trumpet player in New York City for more than 30 years, having first served with the 26th U.S. Army Band in Brooklyn and attended Mannes College of Music.
Tim enjoys a diverse career performing orchestral, choral and chamber music as well as musical theater. Broadway credits include Carousel, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Ragtime, The Story of My Life, A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables, The Threepenny Opera, Fiddler on the Roof and Nine. He has also played for many original and revival Broadway & Off-Broadway cast albums. Additionally, Tim performs frequently with Encores at City Center, Stamford Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Concert Productions, American Ballet Theater and Radio City Music Hall Orchestra. He also occasionally performs with the American Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Meet Zohar Schondorf
Zohar Schondorf ,
graduated from the Juilliard School in 1995, and
returned to his homeland of Israel for a total of six years to assume two positions, one as Associate Principal Horn with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the other as Principal Horn with the Israel Symphony/Opera Orchestra, a position he held from 1997 to 2001.
Relocating back to NYC in 2001, Mr. Schondorf joined the American Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal horn and has been serving as Principal since 2012. Mr. Schondorf also serves as 3rd horn with Stamford Symphony Orchestra.
Recent appearances include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, American Composer’s Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, the KNIGHTS, NKO in Israel, Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Pops, Encores and many more. For his performance of Auf Dem Strom at the 2014 Bard Music Festival he was hailed “the star” by Harry Rolnick of ConcertoNet.com
Mr. Schondorf has been featured as a regular member on cast recordings of high profiled Broadway shows like Spamalot, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Addams Family, Ghost, 2015’s Fiddler on the Roof and the latest revival of My Fair Lady. Mr. Schondorf joined Zephyros Winds in 2008 and is a member of Sylvan Winds since 2002.
Meet Richard Clark
Richard Clark, has long-time experience as one of the leading tenor/alto/bass trombone/euphonium players in the greater NYC region. He is principal trombonist of the American Symphony Orchestra, the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival orchestra, the New York Pops orchestra, Northeastern Pa Philharmonic, the Amici New York Orchestra and the American Classical Orchestra. Mr Clark has also performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque. He has been staff trombonist for many Broadway musicals, including On the Town, Billy Elliot, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Candide, and The King and I. Mr. Clark is adjunct professor of trombone and brass chamber ensembles at William Paterson University.
Meet Matt Ingman has been a freelance musician in the New York metropolitan area for the past 25 years, where he performs on bass trombone and tuba in a variety of musical settings including Broadway pit orchestras, recording studios, the Gotham Wind Symphony, and the Ed Palermo Big Band. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Matt received his musical training at the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the UNT Symphony Orchestra and the world-renowned One O'Clock Lab Band.
Meet Leah Potteiger has been a freelance musician in the New York metropolitan area for the past 25 years, where he performs on bass trombone and tuba in a variety of musical settings including Broadway pit orchestras, recording studios, the Gotham Wind Symphony, and the Ed Palermo Big Band. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Matt received his musical training at the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the UNT Symphony Orchestra and the world-renowned One O'Clock Lab Band.
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