Flute and flute ensemble
Dr. Ana Laura González serves as adjunct faculty in the Music Theory Department and artist in residence of Flute at Hartwick College since 2011. She is a native of Argentina and her repertoire spans from classical to contemporary music, with an emphasis on academic music from her home land. Her dissertation "European Cosmopolitanism to Folkloricism" analyzed elements of nationalistic language in earlier Argentinean academic music to the pure expression of traditional elements in flute music by Amancio Alcorta, Alberto Williams, and Angel Lasala. She has also been published in the Flutist Quarterly.
Dr. González holds a DMA from the University of Arizona, a MM from Ohio University, and a BM from the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires (IUNA). As an orchestral player, she has appeared with the Utica Symphony, Irving Symphony in Dallas, Texas, the Nueva Leon, Symphony Orchestra in Monterrey, Mexico, the Arizona Chamber Artists and the Arizona Repertory Theatre Orchestra in Tucson, and the Camerata Exaudi in Buenos Aires.
She has been a member of many chamber music ensembles, among them the Elision Quintet, the Shimmering Silver Flute Quartet, the Artemise Quartet, and the Seven Degrees Flute Quartet. Recent performances include the National Flute Association convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Mid-Atlantic flute festival in Washington DC, the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, Delta State University in Mississippi, and the Conservatory of Junin in Argentina. She has also performed at many music festivals including the National Flute Association conventions of Nashville, San Diego, Albuquerque and Kansas City, The Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, Chamber Music in Sedona, Music on the Edge in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and Music from Japan Today in Baltimore, MD.
Oboist Allison Rubin received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School (New York Philharmonic Scholarship recipient) and her Master of Music degree from Yale (Merit Scholarship recipient). She has performed in prestigious concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. Ms. Rubin has performed with the New Jersey Pops Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, West Point Concert Band, Bronx Opera Company, Kairos Consort, Esopus Chamber Orchestra (principal), Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (principal), Ars Choralis (principal), Pheonicia Festival of the Voice (principal), Putnam Chorale orchestra (principal), Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (principal), Northern Dutchess Symphony (principal), Belleayre Festival Orchestra (principal) and Bronx Chamber Orchestra (principal). Ms. Rubin is principal oboist for Bard College's Conducting Institute under the direction of Harold Farberman. She has performed as a soloist with Bronx Chamber Orchestra (Copland's Quiet City), Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (Handel g minor Oboe Concerto) and the Kairos Consort chamber orchestra (Albinoni d minor Oboe Concerto).
Allison has studied with legendary oboists Lois Wann, Ronald Roseman, John Ferillo and Bert Lucarelli. She has participated in master classes with John Mack, Elaine Douvas, Luciano Berio and the New York Woodwind Quintet. Chosen by her mentor Lois Wann, Allison performed in Bert Lucarelli's "100th Anniversary of the Modern Oboe Celebration" at Carnegie Hall. Though classically trained, Allison is an extremely versatile artist, as she founded a klezmer band called the Klezmerites who performed throughout NY and CT. She has performed and recorded with the likes of jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, guitarist Simon Wynberg, violin/violist Yeou-Cheng Ma, Tokyo String Quartet's first violinist Martin Beaver and magnificent pop singer Natalie Merchant. As an active chamber musician in the Hudson Valley, Allison has performed with the Hartwick College Faculty Wind Quintet, Woodstock Wind Trio, Bella Winds Quintet and Madera Vox. Allison recently recorded the soundtrack for the film "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding" featuring Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda, and Chace Crawford (2011). In Kathryn Potter's composition "100 Flowers" (2012), 100 pieces are portrayed for oboe or english horn solo. Kathryn Potter chose to write one of the compositions for Allison. As noted on the composer's April 20, 2011 blog: "I'm composing a Purple Iris for Allison Rubin who is also an 'oboe daughter of Lois Wann' and a gorgeous player."
As a dedicated oboe and chamber music instructor, Allison has taught at various music schools and summer programs including the Children's Orchestra Society (LI), Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (LI), New York State Summer Music Festival (Hartwick College), Norwalk Youth Symphony (CT), Dutchess County Community College (Poughkeepsie), Sylvan Academy of Music, Montclair Kimberly Academy (NJ), New York Conservatory for the Arts (Hurley), Mountain Laurel Waldorf School (New Paltz), and Empire State Youth Orchestra (Albany). Allison has judged competitions and juries for many music organizations including the Long Island Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, Usdan Center Merit Auditions, Empire State Youth Orchestra and the Children's Orchestra Society Discovery Competition. She has appeared as a guest speaker at The Juilliard School to speak on the topic of successful careers in music, and she is an active regional interviewer for Yale University as a member of the Alumni Schools Committee. In 2004, Allison was featured in New York Newsday's profile of the week, highlighting her dedication to music and arts education. With specialties in oboe, english horn, oboe d'amore and reed making, she maintains her private oboe teaching studio in Saugerties. For Allison's performance schedule and music samples, visit www.allisonoboe.com.
Robin Seletsky attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where she performed Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie with the Boston Pops as the first prize winner in the NEC graduating competition. She later attended the Juilliard School. Her teachers include her father, Harold Seletsky, as well as Peter Hadcock of the BSO and Leon Russianoff. Formerly the assistant principal and Eb clarinetist with the San Antonio Symphony, she is currently principal clarinetist of the Glimmerglass Opera orchestra as well as the Binghamton Philharmonic. Robin is also an accomplished klezmer musician and is the music director of Temple Beth El in Oneonta.
Daniel Hane received a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Georgia Southern College, graduating in the inaugural class of the Bells Honors Program. While at Georgia Southern College, he studied bassoon with Constance Wells (Savannah Symphony). Prior to college he studied bassoon with Carl Nitchie (Atlanta Symphony). Mr. Hane also earned a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Leonard Hindell (New York Philharmonic). While at MSM, he also studied chamber music and bassoon breath technique with Stephen Maxym (Metropolitan Opera), and completed the coursework towards a minor in music theory.
Upon graduation from MSM, Mr. Hane began performing actively in the NYC area as the principal bassoonist with the Bronx Opera, Bronx Symphony, Bronx Chamber Orchestra, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Along with two of his former classmates from the MSM, Lorraine Duso (oboe) and Franck Chiron (clarinet), he formed The Pyramus Trio and went onto to win the First Prize at the Carmel Chamber Music Competition. The Pyramus Trio was invited to study and perform at the Conservatoire Americaine in Fontainebleau France during the summer of 1989. While there, Mr. Hane was awarded the Priz de Ravel by the faculty of the Conservatoire. In addition to chamber music, he studied composition with Isabelle Duha of the Conservatoire de Paris.
He has appeared as a concerto soloist performing Mozart's Sinfonia concertante (K.297b) with the New York Harmonic Orchestra in Merkin Hall and with the Bronx Symphony, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto (K.191) with the Statesboro-Georgia Southern Symphony. He has performed internationally with the New York Kammermusiker in such venues as the Algarve Music Festival (Portugal), the Bregenz Music Festival's Chamber Series (Bavaria) and the Attergau Cultural Summer (Austria).
Mr. Hane currently plays principal bassoon with the Bronx Opera and the Orchestra of the Bronx, and second bassoon with the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton. He also freelances with many other ensembles such as Regina Opera, the Catskill Symphony, the Schenectady Symphony, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Opera at Florham, The Remarkable Theatre Brigade, and the Delaware Valley Opera. Mr. Hane also keeps up an active chamber music performance schedule, appearing most recently with The Double Entendre Music Ensemble (www.doubleentendre.org) and with the New York Kammermusiker.
Born and raised in the Boston area, Charles was a regular on the local club circuit by his mid teens. His first big break came as a member of the Greater Boston Youth Jazz Ensemble led by John LaPorta. A stint in the 18th U.S. Army Band followed where he was a featured soloist on clarinet and saxophone, as well as staff arranger. After the Army, Charles received a B.A. degree in jazz history from UMASS Amherst, and an M.A degree in jazz techniques from Goddard College. He has held faculty positions at the College of St. Rose, Schenectady County Community College, the University at Albany and is an Artist-in-Residence at Hartwick College. Over the years he has been a sideman or opening act for such musical heavyweights as Cannonball Adderley, Roland Kirk, Aretha Franklin, Patty La Belle, B.B. King, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Sonny and Cher, Debbie Reynolds, Peggy Lee, The Lettermen, The Vogues and Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, to name a few. A respected woodwind artist, clinician, arranger, record producer and educator, Charlie is the former Director of Recording and Broadcast Services at UAlbany, Albany, NY. He was also musical director and featured soloist with the late, great, blues legend, Ernie Williams. Presently, Charles is Saxophone Arist-in-Residence at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY. For more information about Charles, visit www.charlievatalaro.com.