The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust was founded in Welles' memory to provide support to educational and charitable organizations, fostering and recognizing high quality achievement in young people through scholarships and special programs.
|❖|| The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust is recognized as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and is registered with the State of New York.
|❖|| Your contribution to the trust, tax-deductible to the extent of the law, supports the work of the trust and is gratefully accepted.
|❖|| Checks may be made payable to and mailed to:
P.O. Box 780
Nyack, New York 10960-0780
Heather Vogel, Concertmistress|
Albany Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Rockland Symphony Orchestra
Barbara Benary, Violin
Gamelan Son of Lion Ensemble
Karen Gilbert, Violin
Rockland Symphony Orchestra
Ann Gillette, Violin
American Ballet Theatre Orchestra
American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Mostly Mozart
Annamae Goldstein, Violin
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Musica Amici
Rockland Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra, North Rockland HS Orchestra, RSO
Barbara Randall, Violin
American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, New York City Opera Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic
Shelby Yamin, Violin
Manhattan School of Music, Heifetz Int’l Music Inst., with Grigory Kalinovsky, Patinka Kopec
Yuris Gute, Viola
Rockland Symphony Orchestra
Olivia Koppell, Viola
American Ballet Theatre Orchestra
Elizabeth Nilsen-Baumwoll, Viola
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Ellison String Quartet
Stephen Reid, Cello
Principal, Rockland Symphony; Hawthorne Symphony; Exec.Dir., Composers’ Forum of the East
Jay Shulman, Cello
Long Island Philharmonic, Rochambeau Trio, River Duo
William Blossom, Double Bass
New York Philharmonic
Carolyn Pollak, Oboe
Past principal, NJ Symphony, Musica Sacra, American Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Peggy Wiltrout, Oboe
Past principal, Virginia and Shreveport, LA Symphonies, New Jersey Symphony, Broadway
Rosemary Waltzer, French Horn
Rockland Symphony Orchestra, Bennington CMC
Marc Wager, French Horn
Bennington CMC, St.Thos.Orchestra, Hudson Brass Quintet, Ridgefield Symphony, Bermuda Phil
Edward Simons, Conductor and Music Director|
A founder and conductor of the Rockland Symphony Orchestra; co-founder with his wife, Janet, of the Community Music School (Rockland Conservatory of Music), Mr. Simons’ distinguished career has led him from conducting on Broadway and national tours to teaching and performing around the US.
Marti Sweet, Violin
Founder, Artistic Director of Musica Amici, Ms. Sweet received a Bachelors and Master of Music from The Juilliard School as a student of Oscar Shumsky. Member of St. Paul’s Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Center Orchestra and associate violinist with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She has recorded chamber music CDs for Angel/EMI and New World Records. Currently and teaches in Rockland.
Barbara Allen, Harp
Ms. Allen, Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, principal harpist of American Ballet Theatre and Greenwich Symphony; winner of 7th International Harp Competition in Israel, soloist with Caramoor and Waterloo Festivals, Greenwich Symphony and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and American Symphony Orchestra.
Jerry Grossman, Cello
Principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1986 and founding member of the Chicago String Quartet, graduate of Curtis Institute of Music, guest artist with the Guarneri, Vermeer and Emerson string quartets. He has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and currently teaches chamber music at The Juilliard School and Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music School, Blue Hill, Maine.
Jacquelyn Drechsler, Flute
Former honors student of Julius Baker at Carnegie Mellon University, performs with chamber groups, founding member of Kaleidoscope, which has performed at Carnegie Hall. Soloist with North Jersey Symphony, Rockland Symphony and has performed with the late Arthur Cunningham, Ned Rorem and at Merkin Concert Hall in New York.
Holly Druckman, Flute
Ms. Druckman, Mannes Pre-College of Music alum, is a sophomore at Columbia University, Principal Flute, Columbia U. Orchestra and Mannes Prep. Philharmonic. She is a flute student of Laura Gilbert and conducting student of Michael Adelson. Ms. Druckman studied for two summers at Kinhaven Music School and served on student board of producers at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Patricia Lazzara, Flute
BM Music, Hartt School of Music, with John Wion; Master classes with Jean Pierre Rampal, Thomas Nyfenger; 3-time winner, Artists International; Miyazawa Flute Artist; 2004 winner, National Flute Association competition; 2007 winner, Florida Flute Association competition; founder, UpTown Flutes, Drew Univ.; faculty, Rockland Conservatory of Music.
Kathleen Nester, Flute
Ms. Nester received Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, debuted at Weill Recital Hall, winning Artists’ International Young Artists competition. Member, NJ Symphony Orchestra since 1990, performed with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and New York City Opera and as concerto soloist with NJSO, the Stamford Symphony and internationally. NYU flute faculty member
Christopher Oldfather and Fredrica Wyman, Piano
Playing duet and two-piano music together since 1971, began performing as a duo in 1976 with Bela Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Individually, Mr. Oldfather is a critically acclaimed interpreter of contemporary music with an international career as soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Wyman runs a private teaching studio in Nyack and performs with chamber groups locally and in NYC.
Wendy Stern, Flute
Master of Music from The Juilliard School, student of Julius Baker. Toured US/Canada with NYC Opera Nat’l Co., soloist on Musicians Int’l Tour. Performed with the New York Philharmonic, Newport Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, NJ Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic and Stamford Symphony. A teaching artist for Lincoln Center Institute, Ms. Stern has been with Flute Force since 1988.
Désirée Elsévier, Viola
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Assistant Orchestra Manager since 1987. Cornell University, BS, economics; Ms. Elsevier received Bachelor and Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music.
Ron Wasserman, Double Bass
New York City Ballet, principal double bass. Mr. Wasserman attended Indiana U.,received BA from Manhattan School of Music and Masters at The Juilliard School, under the late David Walter. Principal bass with LI Philharmonic, Brooklyn and Westchester Philharmonics, Bard Festival Orchestra. Compositions include Lament and Restoration, Suite of Historical Dances, Trilaterus and Quatrefoil.
Alison Crowther, Violin
Rockland Symphony, Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, North Jersey Symphony
Robert Barrows, Organ
Mr. Barrows is choirmaster and music director of Grace Episcopal Church and Sarum.
Jennifer Cece Bellon, Soprano
Ms. Bellon graduated from U. of Richmond, VA and received a Masters Degree in Opera from New Jersey City University. Ms. Bellon has performed as Rapunzel at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Leonora in Gesualdo at the Dramatists Guild on Broadway, The Mozart Requiem at Lincoln Center, Vivaldi and Bach cantatas and arias with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, and many Gilbert and Sullivan roles. In 2000, she won first place in the State of New Jersey NATS Opera Competition.