Music At Noon, the 30-minute concert series sponsored by Music@MUMC, begins its 2015-2016 season with a concert on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. at 12:15 pm featuring the City Winds Trio, comprised of Crispian Fordham, Flute; Meredyth Coleman, Oboe; and Yuki Higashi, Bassoon.
Their concert will be a selection of holiday music, including selections from the Nutcracker, Greensleeves, and Skaters Waltz, among others. A light luncheon is available for purchase 11:30 am-1:30 pm ($8 adults/$7 seniors).
The December Music At Noon concerts are free as a gift to the community. The concert will be presented at Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place (on the Green), Morristown, NJ. Our facilities are handicapped accessible. Please visit our website for more information: www.morristownumc.com.
City Winds Trio is a distinguished classical music trio that performs concerts throughout the East Coast. The trio creates a unique sound because of the unusual combination of instruments found within the group.
They have performed at such venues as Trinity Church-NYC, Cathedral St. John the Divine-NYC, St. Paul’s Chapel-Columbia University, St. Peter’s Church-NYC, United Methodist Church of Morristown, and more… City Winds Trio also performs concerts at various Public Libraries and retirement communities. We also add beautiful music to many weddings and corporate events throughout the East Coast, please visit our wedding and corporate events page to find more information. www.citywindstrio.com.
City Winds Trio educates young children through their program Musical Innovations. Musical Innovations is an educational program that introduces young children to classical music and the instruments found within an orchestra. This program is presented throughout the East Coast at Public Libraries and schools.
Crispian Fordham, Flute, has a BA (Mannes College of Music) and a Masters Degree (Mannes College of Music) in Music Performance on flute. He has studied with Keith Underwood (top instructor and lecturer across the world) and Nadine Asin (former piccolo & flute of the Metropolitan Opera). Mr. Fordham has performed with the Park Avenue Chamber Players, London Festival Players and many more. Mr. Fordham has performed many solo and chamber music performances in concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall and the United Nations. Also Crispian attended the Aspen Music Festival as a full Scholarship fellow.
Meredyth Coleman, Oboe, has a BA (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Masters Degree (Hartt School of Music) in Music Performance on oboe. She also has a Professional Studies Performance Diploma (Mannes College of Music) on English horn. Ms. Coleman teachers include Marion Arthur Kuszyk (Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Humbert Lucarelli (top recording artist) on oboe and Thomas Stacy (English hornist of the New York Philharmonic) on English horn. Ms. Coleman has performed with ensembles such as: the Emerson String Quartet, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Illini Symphony Orchestra, Arcady Music Festival Orchestra, Gold Coast Opera and many more Symphonies throughout the country. Ms. Coleman can be heard as the oboist for Lydia’s Italy national show on PBS. Meredyth has also won numerous awards including: Emerson String Quartet Top Prize and Best of Chamber Music Award from the Hartt School of Music.
Yuki Higashi, Bassoon, a native of Japan, began studying bassoon at the age of sixteen. He received his B.M. and M.M from the Conservatory of Music at S.U.N.Y. Purchase and Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes College of Music. Mr. Higashi studied with Leonard Hindell, Matthew Ruggierro, and Donald MacCourt. He performed Weber’s Bassoon Concerto with the Kawanabe Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan. Mr. Higashi is an active freelancer through the East Coast as an Orchestra and chamber musician. Recently, Mr. Higashi is serving as bassoonist for the New York Symphony, One World Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony (NC) and Cape Symphony (MA).
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com