Meet Cedric Trenton Berry performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

  CEDRIC BERRY, Bass Baritone, received his music diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy and both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Southern California.  He has performed a variety of operatic roles including the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust, Falstaff in Nicoli’s Merry Wives, Lepporello in Mozart’s Don…

Meet Laurel Zucker performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Gramophone Magazine describes Ms. Zucker’s flute playing as “as polished and gratifying as Rampal and Galway. Zucker’s interpretations are splendid all round. Her tone is airy and sweet, her virtuosity graceful.” 2012 Guitar Magazine reviewed CD, Soundscapes of The Americas, states ‘Zucker performs with tremendous authority and musicianship and plays with enviable ease. She also illustrates here…

Meet Richard Thompson composer/pianist and performer at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Richard Thompson is a performer and composer whose work resists a single stylistic category. His compositions combine European and African-American styles, so that the formal structures of European classical music develop ideas, which are essentially jazz in nature. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Mr. Thompson made his debut at the Purcell Room, in the Royal Festival…

Meet Polli Chambers-Salazar performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar has performed across the United States and Canada. Ms. Chambers-Salazar specializes in presenting classical recitals that inform and involve the audience, and originated the Classics Become Eclectic series. She has appeared on KCBS Television and KUSC Radio, and recently completed “First Flight,” a compact disc recording of solo piano music by Beethoven,…

Meet Annelle Gregory performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Annelle Kazumi Gregory began studying violin at an early age and currently studies under Michael & Irina Tseitlin at the California Institute of Music. Annelle is a gold medalist of the 2012 National NAACP ACT-SO competition and a laureate of the 2013 National Sphinx Competition. In 2010, as part of a national tour, Annelle performed at Carnegie Hall as a member…

Meet Jumi Kim performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Jumi Kim is currently teaching voice at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. She has a doctoral degree from Ball State University, master’s degree from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul. Dr. Kim has taught voice for several years at both Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne). …