July 23, 2016

Side-By-Side Concert

– “Un Sonnet D’Amour” from Petite Suite De Concert -Coleridge-Taylor

– Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299 – Mozart

– Selections from West Side Story – Bernstein

– “Intermezzo” from Carmen Suite No. 1 – Bizet

– Concertino for Flute in D Major, op. 107- Chaminade

– Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy  – Tchaikovsky

For our February concert, select students from The Southtowns Youth Orchestra will join us on stage


Carol Wincenc

“Hailed “Queen of the Flute” (New York Magazine) at the outset of her, now, brilliant 48 year career, flutist CAROL WINCENC was First Prize Winner of the (sole) Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the National Flute Association, the National Society of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Music, and Distinguished Alumni Awards from Manhattan School of Music and the Brevard Music Center. During the past two seasons she performed, recorded and gave masterclasses as an exclusive Burkart Flutes Artist in Beijing, Shenyang, Seoul, Warsaw, Prague, Venice, Nice, and Thessoloniki. In North America she performed as soloist and chamber musician from coast to coast, including Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Edmonton, Banff, Iowa City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Tucson, Palm Beach, Sarasota, Philadelphia, Boston and her home city, New York. Recently she recorded an all Uebayashi album with the award winning Escher String Quartet, and video/audios in partnership with her collaborator/pianist Bryan Wagorn of the Metropolitan Opera. Most recently she and Mr. Wagorn performed to a sold out house at Weill Carnegie Hall for the “Naumburg Looks Back” series.” … Read More


Cheryl Losey Feder

Cheryl Losey Feder has earned distinction as one of America’s leading harpists, receiving national and international awards, and performing in diverse settings around the world. Top prizes she has received include the Alice Rosner Prize at the Munich International Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious music contests; First Prize and Grandjany Prize in the American Harp Society’s National Solo Competition; and First Prize in the American String Teacher’s Association National Solo Competition. In May of 2018, Ms. Feder was appointed Principal Harp of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, following an international audition. Previously, she was Principal Harp of the Sarasota Orchestra, and a regular guest of the Philadelphia Orchestra, touring Europe and Israel with the legendary ensemble.

Ms. Feder’s love of sharing music has led to performances in over twenty countries and six continents, in venues from the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall, to the townships of Soweto, South Africa and orphanages of Kingston, Jamaica. Festival performances include the Pacific Music Festival in Japan; Tanglewood, Spoleto, and Aspen Music Festivals; and most recently, the Santa Fe Opera and Strings Music Festival. As concerto soloist, she has appeared with the National Repertory Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, and Artosphere Festival Orchestra, among others. As an orchestral harpist, she has performed with ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, and the New World Symphony under conductors including Michael Tilson-Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Franz Welser-Most, and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Ms. Feder has been a featured artist on the classical music station WCLV Cleveland, WUSF Florida, and in the PBS documentary Harp Dreams. Ms. Feder was honored to receive the John Ringling Towers Performing Artist Award in support of her debut solo album, A Story.

Ms. Feder received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of soloist and recording artist Yolanda Kondonassis. Summer study includes international artists Xavier de Maistre, June Han, and Nancy Allen. She is a native of Harpswell, Maine where she began study of the harp at age five with Jara Goodrich. Ms. Feder is married to Abraham Feder, Assistant Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony, and proud mama to baby Samuel, and Ernie Banks-the dog.


Nick DelBello

Nick DelBello currently maintains an active schedule as a conductor, trumpeter, pianist, organist, and educator. DelBello has been the Music Director of the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra since 2016, after having first appeared with the orchestra as a guest conductor. The CCSO regularly features guest artists from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and area college music faculty. The CCSO continues to highlight the music living composers with a local connection, including performances of works by Stephen Shewan, Rob Deemer, and Roland E. Martin.

As a sought-after guest conductor, Mr. DelBello will serve as interim conductor for the 2019 season of the Clarence Concert Association Summer Orchestra, presenting a series of four weekly concerts in July. His past engagements include the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, Southern Tier Symphony, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Southern Tier Chamber Strings, Freudig Singers of Western New York, and All-County ensembles for both the Erie County Music Educators Association and the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association. From 2011-2016, DelBello was the founding music director of the Buffalo Brass Choir and was previously a finalist for the position of Assistant Conductor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. DelBello is a full-time music teacher in the Williamsville Central Schools, having previously taught as both a vocal and instrumental music teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools. In Williamsville, he is the district’s music theory instructor, teaching introductory and Advanced Placement level theory classes.

Mr. DelBello also continues to freelance as a trumpeter and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southern Tier Symphony Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Opera Sacra, the Clarence Summer Orchestra, and the Venice (FL) Symphony Orchestra. As a trumpet soloist, he has appeared with the SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble and the Amherst Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. DelBello holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Miami. He lives in Kenmore with his wife Miranda, a music teacher in the Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools and an accomplished flutist, and their two-year-old son Vincent.