of the Utah Symphony,
acclaimed violinist and composer
budding career in organized baseball ended in a blaze of glory in
the mid-1960s as the first baseman on Westbury’s division-winning
Dowling Chrysler Little League team. Who would have guessed that at
the same time a door into a life of classical music was about to
open when I joined the Long Island Youth Orchestra?
five years of Oberlin and Yale, thirteen with the Boston Symphony
(with whom I still perform at Tanglewood), twenty-three more as
associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, and here we are. Along
the way I have been music director of Salt Lake City’s Vivaldi by
Candlelight chamber orchestra series for twelve years, guest
conducted the national symphonies of Peru and Ecuador, was first
violin of the Abramyan String Quartet for ten years, have been on
the faculty of the University of Utah School of Music since 1989,
had my compositions performed by major orchestras, and performed on
every continent except Africa and Antarctica."
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Dr. Stefanie Wolf
were you a member of LIYO and what did you play?
I was a flutist in the seasonal
orchestra from 1993-1995 and continued with the orchestra
during summers until 1999.
some of the strongest memories you have from being in LIYO?
It wasn’t easy to get out of bed early every Sunday morning
as a teenager. But, once Mr. Dreiwitz lifted his baton and
the music filled the rehearsal hall all of those Sunday
morning cobwebs seemed to immediately drift away. The music
was exhilarating and collaborating with such talented peers,
playing some of the greatest music written was to this day
one of the most defining and amazing chapters of my life.
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