So Great a Joy
Concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Professor
of Violin at Pacific Lutheran University. Previously, he has served as
Concertmaster of the Charlottesville Symphony, the San Jose Symphony,
the Spoleto USA Chamber Orchestra and the Tacoma Opera. He has also
served on the faculties of the University of Virginia, Shenandoah
University, and the Eastern Music Festival. Dr. Rønning is a graduate
of PLU and of Yale.
an Affiliate Artist at Pacific Lutheran University where she teaches
flute, directs the flute ensemble Solvvinden, and performs in the Camas
Wind Quintet. She is piccoloist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet
Orchestra and the Auburn Symphony. Her teachers were Jame
Pappoutsakis at the New England Conservatory (BM magna cumlaude,
and MM) and Fernand Carage at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris.
the principal oboist for Tacoma Symphony, Assistant Principal for the
Seattle Symphony, and is co-principal in Northwest Sinfonietta. She
received her degrees from Eastman School of Music and the University of
Washington. Her teachers have been Richard Killmer, Fred Korman, Rebecca
Henderson and Alex Klein. Ms. Spicciati is active as a teacher of oboe,
and recently joined the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University.
a native of Virginia, received his degrees in piano at Julliard School
and the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. For 12 years he
taught in the theory and piano departments of the Manhattan School,
served as doctoral thesis advisor, and appeared frequently as soloist,
chamber musician, and as soloist with orchestra. Mr. Kelly was the 1982
winner of the International Bach Society Competition and presented an
all-Bach recital in Lincoln Center the same year. He has worked
extensively with singers, as vocal coach and accompanist. Presently he
serves as Music Director of Westminster Church in Seattle, and is a
free-lance pianist, accompanist and teacher. Mr. Kelly plays both piano
and organ on this recording.