Featuring Musicians from Broadway's Longest Running Show - The Phantom of the Opera
Sheryl Henze, flute
Flutist Sheryl Henze is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Opera Orchestra of New York, and the Westchester Philharmonic. An active free-lance musician, she has often played with the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the New York Chamber Symphony, the American Symphony, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Stamford Symphony. As a soloist, Ms. Henze has performed with such renowned orchestras as the Boston Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (with Beverly Sills), and the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra. Ms. Henze can be heard on Nonesuch, CBS Masterworks, Deutsche Grammophon, New World, Angel, Musical Heritage Society and Premiere Records. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and joined Flute Force in 1992.
Ms. Henze has held the flute chair for the entire twenty-six-year run of The Phantom of the Opera; other Broadway credits include Pirates of Penzance, Alice in Wonderland, The King and I, and the original production of Les Misérables.
Ed Matthew, clarinet
Clarinetist Ed Matthew is in the orchestra of the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, and was a member of the Broadway orchestras for the revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man and for the Lincoln Center premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade, as well as the off-Broadway Fermat's Last Tango by Joshua Rosenblum. His recording of Passages, a clarinet concerto by Gary William Friedman, is on the 150Music label. He has served as guest-principal with Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque, Pacific MusicWorks, the American Classical Orchestra, Clarion Music Society, ARTEK, and Musica Angelica. He is a member of Bläser Band, the Grenser Trio, Pit Stop Players, the New York Clarinet Quartet, the Staunton Music Festival, and other East Coast ensembles. He can be heard on the RCA Victor, Original Cast Records, PS Classics, and Naxos labels. By day he is a member of the Promotion Department at G. Schirmer.
Joyce Hammann, violin
Equally at home on the concert stage, in a jazz club, or at a rock concert, Joyce Hammann’s musical versatility and virtuosity remarkably distinguish her from the rest. Her performances have been hailed as “splendid soloing” and as having a “sweet, rich tone” by The New York Times.
Performing and recording with such artists as Paul McCartney, Sting, Michael Jackson, and Bruce Springsteen, Joyce’s discography includes John Zorn’s String Quartets, Sam Zyman’s Bashe, Uri Caine’s Wagner and Venezia, Mozart Re-imagined and The Othello Syndrome, Michael Breckers’ Grammy award winning Wide Angles, Gil Goldstein’s Under Rousseau’s Moon, Ted Nash’s Double Quartet and Mark Feldman’s Book of Tells.
Currently she is the Concertmaster for the longest running show on Broadway, The Phantom of the Opera. She continues to perform as a member of The Harlem Chamber Players, The Craftsbury Chamber Players (Vermont) and The Meeting House Players (Cape Cod). Joyce will be touring Europe with Uri Caine as violinist with his jazz ensemble and as concertmaster for Fred Hersch’s Coma Dreams, jazz theater project.
David Calhoun, cello
David Calhoun began his cello studies at age ten with Rudolph Kratina, principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony. His other important teachers were Frank Miller, principal cellist of Toscanini’s NBC Symphony; Channing Robbins of the Juilliard School; and Janos Starker and Lynn Harrell, under whom he was given master classes. His numerous concerto performances began at the age of 16, with the Chicago Heights Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He most recently performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Danbury Symphony. His active musical life in New York City has included many television, movie, and radio performances. He has performed as principal cellist with the American Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera House, the New York Choral Society of Carnegie Hall, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM. Mr. Calhoun has toured with Orpheus and with the Metropolitan Opera and collaborates in chamber music concerts annually with many members of the Met Orchestra who perform at the Lake Tahoe Summerfest.
Mr. Calhoun has performed chamber music regularly in New York’s most prestigious venues, including Barge Music, Carnegie Weill, the Brooklyn Museum Chamber Series, the Look and Listen Festival, at Symphony Space as soloist, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where for 15 years he was tenured in year-round residence with the Orion Piano quartet. David Calhoun is an active performer in New York’s vibrant, diverse music scene. In the popular vein, he has played numerous Broadway shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Showboat to name a few, as well as recording and toured as solo cellist for stars such as Liza Minnelli and Willie Nelson.
He has been on the faculties of Ouachita Baptist University, SUNY New Paltz, Lehman College and, in the summers, at the Manchester Music festival.
Nina Kellman, harp
Harpist Nina Kellman has performed on several Broadway shows including subbing on Sunday in the Park with George, Gypsy and South Pacific. She is currently subbing in The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and The King and I.
Nina has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the American Composers' Orchestra and the S.E.M. Ensemble. She has toured and recorded with Newband, directed by Dean Drummond, playing the original instruments of Harry Partch. She performed and recorded the music to Matthew Barney's film, Cremaster 3, with music composed by Jonathan Bepler.