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Places To Go…LBTS Spring Concert…May 18,2009


4433 Bougainvilla Drive LBTS…Free To The Public

Excerpts ….Bios……full text link below…

Jon Robertson, B.M., M.S., D.M.A.
Professor of Music
Philharmonia Guest Conductor
Jon Robertson, B.M., M.S., D.M.A.
Basic Information
Conservatory of Music
“Robertson is a conductor who inspires confidence in a listener – his beat is utterly secure; his feeling for structure, unfailing; his overall manner, no-nonsense elegance.” Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

Maestro Jon Robertson enjoys a distinguished career as a pianist, conductor and academician. His career as a concert pianist began at age nine with his debut in Town Hall, New York, with the New York Times calling him a pint-sized Paderewski. As a child prodigy and student of the renowned pianist and teacher Ethel Leginska, he continued to concertize throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. Already established as a brilliant concert pianist, he was awarded full scholarship six consecutive years to the Juilliard School, where he earned his B.M., M.S. and D.M.A. degrees in piano performance as a student of Beveridge Webster. Although his degrees were in piano performance, he also studied choral conducting with Abraham Kaplan and orchestral conducting with Richard Pittman of the New England Conservatory of Music.

After completing a master’s degree at the Juilliard School, he was appointed chair of the Department of Music at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. Among the many accomplishments realized during his tenure, the highlight was the tour of the college choir and Huntsville Symphony to Los Angeles, California, performing Verdi’s Requiem to a rave review by the Los Angeles Times. In 1970, Robertson returned to the Juilliard as a Ford Foundation Scholar to complete his Doctorate of Musical Arts. At the conclusion of his degree, he once again performed with the Oakwood College choir and the American Symphony, performing Verdi’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim in the New York Times.

* B.M., Juilliard School
* M.S., Juilliard School
* D.M.A., Juilliard School

Carol Cole
Artist Faculty – Violin
Assistant Professor
Carol Cole’s appearances in the United States, Canada, South America, North Africa and throughout Europe have brought unanimous critical praise for her musical artistry, flawless technique and beautiful tone.

Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader, the violinist has appeared at major music centers in 20 countries and in more than 25 U.S. states, including Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, Field Hall at the Curtis Institute, The San Francisco Opera House, Auer Hall at Indiana University, the Broward and Kravis Centers for the Performing Arts and the Gusman Theater in South Florida, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Teatro Royale in Madrid, Santa Cecilia in Rome, the R.A.I. auditoriums in Rome and Turin and La Scala in Milan.

Carol Cole has collaborated with the most distinguished artists of our time, including Rudolf and Peter Serkin, Leon Fleisher, Bruno Gelber, Martha Argerich, Andre Watts, Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin, Henryk Szeryng, Pinchas Zukerman, Vadim Repin, Ida Haendel, Viktoria Mullova, Joshua Bell, Janos Stark, Mstislav Rostropovic, Myron Bloom, Pierre Rampal, Maurice Andre, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Cecilia Bartoli. She has played under the most celebrated conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Claudio Abbado, Pablo Casals, Sergiu Commissiona, Krzysztof Penderecki, Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Neville Marriner and Pierre Boulez.

Pursuing her multi-faceted musical interests, Carol Cole has backed artists such as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Nestor Torres, Gloria Estafan, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr. She is a member of the Miami Symphonic Strings recording orchestra, which recently released a CD featuring Barry Gibb and Barbra Streisand from the Criteria Studios in Miami. In their 35th year together, Carol Cole and her husband David Cole present duo concerts and collaborate with top musicians performing the vast chamber music literature. A devoted teacher, Carol Cole combines an active performing career with her position as professor of violin and chamber music at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. During the summer, Carol Cole is a regular performing artist, violin professor and chamber music coach with the String Academy and Music Festival of Indiana University.

* Attended Curtis Institute of Music

Artist Faculty-Cello
String Department Head
Associate Professor
Chamber Music
David Cole, Artist’s Diploma
He has been soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony in Washington, the symphony of Nice, France, the Solisti L’Aquilani at Carnegie Hall, and has had more than 75 solo performances with the Abruzzo Symphany in Italy. He was awarded a Martha Baird Rockefeller grant after performing at Carnegie Hall and recorded trios with famed pianist Rudolf Serkin and violinist Pina Carmirelli. David performed for Pablo Casals on the Bell Telephone Hour as part of a documentary on the Marlboro Festival.

David Cole and violinist wife Carol Cole spent many years in Europe where they toured extensively, appearing as soloists and as members of chamber groups and symphony orchestras. Cole is a fourth generation musician. His great grandfather and grandfather were violinists, and his father, Orlando, is famed cellist of the Curtis String Quartet and teacher at the Curtis Institute.

* Artist’s Diploma, Curtis Institute of Music

BC- Dear Readers…Posted for a Faithful Reader…and the Garden Club…BUT…This writer does believe that a double standard was used with monies being available…after it was put on last minute well after the time for agenda items to be accepted was past…not once, but twice (an additional $100 was added to the Town Manager report for the Garden Club refreshments post program at the 5/12/09 Commission meeting)…for a total cost of $1850.00 ….It looks bad…It looks preferential…which it definitely was for Comm. Clottey…and it really should have been on hold for a community concert series to begin next season after the new budget was approved…….The double standard …the monies not produced for the Chamber for Christmas-By- The-Sea…a much larger event for the town…They also needed the funds last minute due to the Vice Mayor’s self proclaimed VFD “donation” of $5000  for the event was rescinded….leaving the Chamber short and in the end, without the Town adding additional funds…the event was canceled…to the great disappointment of many…

more to come….

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