Sarah Davol, oboe and Artistic Director, has performed with ensembles and orchestras from New York to L.A. She is a founding member of American Classical Orchestra in NYC, and has served as principal oboist of Vox Ama Deus Orchestra in Philadelphia for over twenty years. She has been featured as concerto soloist with Amor Artis, Bachanalia, Bach Sinfonia, Concert Royal, Camerata Ama Deus, REBEL, RYM Ensemble, and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, among others. She has toured Germany with Apollo Ensemble and Publick Musick, and South America and Mexico with Bachanalia, Chanticleer, and Wiener Akademie with actor John Malkovich. Ms. Davol is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, and is currently on the adjunct faculties of William Paterson University and Rutgers University. She may be heard on over fifty CD’s including Vivaldi’s Oboe Concertos in C Major and D minor on Vox, and the recent Double Take: American Reed on Albany Records which includes her composition “Gulf Migration” that Fanfare Magazine called “a wonderfully descriptive work”.
Marcia Hankle, flute, has performed with various groups in the Metropolitan area including The New Jersey State Opera, Wayne Chamber Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic, The Phoenix Woodwind Quintet, Queens Symphony, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Uptown Flutes, Hawthorne Symphony, and Paper Mill Playhouse. She has toured with the Broadway Co. of "Jesus Christ Superstar", and The National Ballet of Canada, Moiseyev Dance Co. She is a member of chamber ensembles Englewinds and the Hanson Duo. Her flute faculty positions have included William Paterson University, Riverdale School of Music, Encore Music Program in Ridgewood, NJ, and a private flute studio in Teaneck, NJ.
Mitch Kriegler, clarinet, graduated from Manhattan School of Music. He studied clarinet with Charles Russo, Conrad Kuchay, and Robert Renino. Mr. Kriegler performs at Lincoln Center with New York City Ballet, and at Carnegie Hall as a member of the New York Pops. He is also a member of New York City Opera, Bronx Arts Ensemble, and he has toured nationally with the Linden Quintet. Mr. Kriegler has arranged numerous pieces for woodwind quintet.
Atusko Sato, bassoonist of the Tony winning musical “Phantom of the Opera”, graduated from the Juilliard School where she was a student of Harold Goltzer. She was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and since returning to the New York, she freelances with ensembles including New York City Ballet Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic and New Jersey Symphony, and more. Ms. Sato is a member of The Philharmonia Virtuosi, Solisti New York, Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey, Queens Symphony, Musician’s Accord, and Englewinds among others.
R.J. Kelley, horn, is often heard with American Ballet Theater, New York Philharmonic, NY City Ballet, Mostly Mozart, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus, and many other distinguished ensembles. He serves as principal horn of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, and Portland Baroque Orchestra (OR). Mr. Kelley has been featured as concerto soloist with these ensembles, as well as Tafelmusik (Toronto), Capella Nuova (Stockholm, Sweden), and more. Internationally he has performed and recorded as guest artist of the Royal Court Theater Orchestra at Drottningholm (Sweden), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Korean Chamber Ensemble, and Mexico City Philharmonic. Of some 75+ CD's to his credit, a partial list includes: Beethoven's Sextet and Septet and complete Mozart Horn Concerti on MusicMasters; Piano Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven on Helicon; Vivaldi's Concerti for Diverse Instruments, and Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust (on Summit Records). The Disney film “Casanova” features Mr. Kelley on both modern and Baroque horns. R.J. Kelley is a member of the brass quintet Manhattan Brass, and is on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music.
Tomoko Ohno, pianist and composer, was born in Tokyo and graduated from Rikkyo University in Law and Politics. Ms. Ohno moved to the U.S. and received a B.A. in Jazz Studies from William Paterson University, where she studied with Harold Mabern and Rufus Reid, and was recipient of the Student Award of Outstanding Performance.
She has appeared on live radio broadcasts by WBGO and WNYC, and ABC TV's Good Morning America and is a member of Sherrie Maricle & the Diva Jazz Orchestra, which is resident at Lincoln Center. Ms. Ohno has performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, James Moody, Frank Wess, Houston Person, Rufus Reid, Ann Hampton Callaway, Catherine Russell, Marlena Shaw, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band, and The New York Pops, and more. Miss Ohno also leads her own group which released three CDs on the Japan-based Tokuma label. Her "Shadows of Spring" (recorded in Argentina) and "Tomoko Ohno in Buenos Aires" were released by Argentinian MDR Records. Her piano/Spanish guitar duet album "From Tokio to Buenos Aires" features the legendary Argentine guitarist, Ricardo Lew, and was released in 2011. Her newest trio with Nestor Tedesco on cello and Ricardo Lew on guitar, is scheduled to be released on CD in early 2016. With Englewinds, Ms. Ohno has been commissioned for works for piano, winds and percussion which have garnered awards from Meet the Composer.