Santa Monica Symphony Guest Soloists
Rose Corrigan, bassoon
Ms. Corrigan enjoys a varied career in orchestras, chamber groups, and recording studios in addition to her success as a soloist and teacher. Ms. Corrigan is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied with Michael O'Donovan. While a student at USC, she performed as a member of the Santa Monica Symphony and has served as principal bassoonist for the past two seasons. She is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Music Center Opera Orchestra and the Master Chorale Symphonia. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, and Kirov Ballet. She has participated in the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmuth Rilling, Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Juneau Jazz and Classic Festival, and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. Rose is a member of Pacific Classical Winds, a period instrument ensemble, which has recorded on the New World Records label. She can be heard on numerous movie sound tracks, television scores, records and commercials. Currently she is on the faculty at Pomona College and the University of Southern California.
Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Richard Todd, horn
Richard Todd has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as Saarbrucken Radio Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint John's Smith Square London, New Orleans, Santa Barbara, Arkansas, Akron, Long Beach and Pasadena Symphonies. He is a regular collaborator with some of the world's finest musicians in chamber music performances and festivals nationwide, including appearances at the Oregon Bach, Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Casals, La Jolla, Tucson, Chatauqua, Music Academy of the West and Grand Teton Festivals. Mr. Todd is also currently principal horn with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
As a jazz artist, Richard Todd is a leader in the horn's rise in popularity as a jazz instrument, both in concerts and recordings, with such artists as John Clayton, Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Billy Childs, Woody Herman, Lalo Shifrin, McCoy Tyner, Dave Grusin and Andre Previn. He has recorded jazz and classical works both as soloist and collaborator on such labels as GM, RCA, Angel, Nonesuch, Delos, Hanssler, BMG and Capitol. He has also performed on over 500 motion picture scores such as Independence Day, Jurassic Park, 101 Dalmations, Men in Black and Mission Impossible. He has also recorded with such artists as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Manhattan Transfer, Celine Dion, Boys II Men, Shirley Horn and Natalie Cole.
A faculty member at both USC and UCLA, Mr. Todd has also served as faculty at Chatauqua, Occidental College, Cal Arts and Bowdoin Festival. He is in constant demand as a lecturer and clinician, and is a spokesperson and consultant for Conn Horns, where he is assisting in the development of horn and mouthpiece designs that will benefit both present and future horn lovers for years to come.
David Stenske, violin
David Stenske, our concertmaster and a native of Southern California, studied violin with Betty Shaw, Mehli Mehta and Ivan Galamian. He has served as concertmaster with the American Youth Symphony and the Redlands Bowl Festival Orchestra, and is presently concertmaster with the Riverside County Philharmonic and the La Mirada Symphony, and principal violist with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay. A member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra who has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. Stenske also works on a regular basis at the Music Center with the Los Angeles Opera, the Joffrey Ballet, the Royal Ballet of Covent Garden and the San Francisco Ballet, often serving as Assistant Concertmaster. He is active as a studio and has played with the Almont Ensemble, which records on the Klavier and Opus One labels. Mr. Stenske performs often in recital and as a concert soloist, and is a well-established private teacher and string adjudicator throughout Southern California. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Whittier College and has conducted the Citrus College Community Orchestra. He holds numerous honors and awards, including the National Congress of Strings and the Coleman Chamber Music Competitions.
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