Jonathan Russell '00
Jonathan Russell, a sophomore music concentrator in Eliot house and native of Pleasant Valley, New York, has played clarinet since age nine, and continues to play in HRO and various pit orchestras. On clarinet, he has performed as a soloist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and West Point Military Academy Band. He has also been an active composer of music since age 14, and has had original works performed at Kinhaven Music School and Juilliard pre-college.
His conducting debut came last year as music director of the freshman musical, _No Bull_. He hopes to continue his performance, composition, and conducting endeavors and hopefully find some way to get paid for them eventually. He would like to thank the Toscanini Chamber Orchestra for giving him this opportunity.
Gilbert Tang '98
A native from Hong Kong, followed by 8 years of residence in Toronto, Canada, and now a resident of Currier House, Gilbert is a senior concentrating in Biochemical Sciences. He has been studying piano since eight years old, but turned his interest in composition and conducting upon arriving at Harvard. Gilbert has taken conducting masterclasses from Dr. James Yannatos and the first movement of his Symphony in C minor "Pathetique" received its premiere with TCO in April 1996. Debuting with TCO last spring with a performance of Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony", Gilbert has had a great time with the orchestra. He is glad to have had so many talented music friends while at Harvard. As for future plans, Gilbert will be spending the next eight or so years at Baltimore pursuing his M.D./Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins. And he promises that he will certainly keep himself occupied with music when he's not buried in a pile of thick medical textbooks.
Copyright Toscanini Chamber Orchestra 1998