F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"...Each section played with exemplary tight ensemble and balance throughout the entire concert. Ronnal Ford played the lovely oboe solo accompanied by delicate first violins and subtle pizzicatos by the other strings. ..."

"...Sensual woodwinds with an Oriental allure featured fine solos from principal oboist Michael Rogalski and Ronnal Ford on English horn. ..."   

 

from Serge Zehnacker's Farewell Concert: NCSA's Kids Play Like Pros, Classical Voice of North Carolina

By William Thomas Walker

"Where Keonig took advantage of the ensemble's lush textures and curious timbral effects, Schmitt showed off the quintet's ability to carve out clean contrapuntal lines. At one astonishing moment, Ford (cor anglais) and Gao (soprano saxophone) joined together in a perfectly tuned unison to sing through a lilting melody. The effect was breathtaking – a reedy but completely unfamiliar tone color emanated from the stage in a beautiful and potent illustration of the reed quintet's unique capabilities."

 

from Quintet Sirocco Breathes New Life in to Standard Fare at Classical Revolution, Classical Voice of North Carolina

By Nicholas Rich

About Me

On this site you will find information about me and the services that I can provide. As a performer, I play and teach Flute/Piccolo, Oboe/English horn, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophones, Violin, Viola and Cello. I also arrange music for various ensembles, such as Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Oboe Choir and Reed Quintet.

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