Sunday, April 08, 2007

FWD:Music Acknowledgements

I would like to thank a number of people for doing so much of the work to make FWD:Music such a success on Saturday night.

  • First of all, the RCM faculty performers on the concert:

    Susan Gagnon, cello
    Brahm Goldhamer, piano
    Alan Hetherington, percussion
    Helen Jacob-Stein, violin
    Joel Katz, bass-baritone
    Anne Lederman,fiddle
    Robert Loewen, baritone
    Wagner Petrilli, Brazilian guitar
    Karen Quinton, piano
    Helen Russell, clarinet
    Margot Rydal, flute
    Stephen Satory, piano
    Donna Sherman, soprano
    Christine Surman, piano
    George Thurgood, piano
    Jennifer Tung, piano, soprano
    Subhadra Vijaykumar, Carnatic violin
    Alla Zacarelli, piano
    Monica Zerbe, mezzo-soprano
    Christopher Foley (me), piano
  • The non-RCM faculty performers:

    M. Mayuran, mrdangam
    Ivan Zilman, guitar
  • The members of the subcommittee I chaired with the task of getting this series off the ground:

    Joel Katz
    Christine Surman
    Jamie Thompson
    Stephen Satory
  • The entire Faculty Association Executive Committee for their input on various matters, especially John Graham, president of the Faculty Association.
  • Jessica Lovett and Jacquelyne Beriault, Marketing Managers of the RCM Community School for their tireless work creating and distributing press releases, posters, and brochures.
  • Jeremy Trupp, Payment and Adjustments Officer of the RCM Community School, also wearing his hat as box office manager.
  • Josh Grossman, Performance Manager of The Glenn Gould School and production coordinator for the show, who ensured that all the stage business associated with having 20 faculty members on stage in one evening went off without a hitch.
  • And finally, Stephen Green, Acting Dean of the RCM Community School, for having such enthusiasm and support for this project.
What I found particularly satisfying about this concert was the first-rate quality of the performers and how seamlessly the classical, folk, and world music works blended into each other. Congratulations to all for what might very well become one of the RCM's most unique and engaging concert offerings.


  1. christine surman-Wigg5:31 PM

    Thanks to you Chris for such an outstanding,energetic effort!!! Well beyond the call of duty.
    It was fantastic to hear my colleagues perform such varied music so well! I am looking forward to the next FWD:Music Concert.
    Christine Surman

  2. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Thanks Chris for all of your hard work in getting this organized! I was wonderful to be a part of making music with the wonderful faculty at the RCM. Looking forward to the next one!

    Congratulations to you and to all fellow performers!

    Monica Zerbe