Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opened April 19, 2018
My Fair Lady Orchestra
French Horn 1
French Horn 2
Todd Palmer is a three-time Grammy nominee and has appeared as soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world. As a winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions and grand prize winner in the Ima Hogg Young Artist Auditions, he has appeared as soloist with many symphony and chamber orchestras including those of Houston, Atlanta, St. Paul, Cincinnati, Montréal, BBC Scotland, and has given recital performances that include Weill Hall and the 92nd St. Y in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Mr. Palmer has collaborated with some of the world's most renowned artists and ensembles such as the St. Lawrence, Brentano, Borromeo, Jupiter, Chiara, Lark, and Pacifica string quartets; and sopranos Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Dawn Upshaw. He has also worked with numerous composers including Thomas Adès, David Bruce, Ricky Ian Gordon, Christopher Rouse, Mason Bates, Ned Rorem, George Tsontakis, and Osvaldo Golijov. Moreover, Mr. Palmer appeared as soloist in director Robert La Page's staging of The Nightingale and Other Fables at BAM, and gave the world premiere of Crosswalk, a new work for clarinet and dance especially created for him by choreographer Mark Morris. His Broadway credits include South Pacific, The King & I, Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, and currently Lincoln Center theater's production of My Fair Lady.
Kory Grossman holds a Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently a member of the American Symphony Orchestra and serves as principal percussionist with the Bard Music Festival. Other musical organizations he performs with regularly include The Stamford Symphony, Mostly Mozart, The New Jersey Symphony, The American Composers' Orchestra, and The New York Pops. He is a founding member of The Manhattan Marimba Quartet, a group that commissioned a huge body of new works and created a repertoire where none had previously existed. He has played in numerous Broadway shows, most recently, Giant at the Public Theatre. Others include, Follies, Les Miserables, 42nd Street, Ragtime, and has worked with a variety of contemporary artists ranging from Chita Rivera to Queen Latifah.
Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, born in Tucson, Arizona began violin studies at the age of three, started attending the Aspen Music Festival at the age of eleven and subsequently followed her teacher, Dorothy DeLay, to New York at the age of fourteen. Studies were at the Professional Children’s School, the Juilliard School (BM), L’Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris (on a scholarship from Fontainebleu) and at the Yale School of Music-Yale University (MM).
Ms. Lim performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, has toured the US as Concertmaster for the New York City Opera National Company and has performed with the New Haven Symphony, Stamford Symphony, New York Pops and the New York City Ballet Orchestra. As a member of Steve Reich and Musicians and the Steve Reich Ensemble since 1992, touring and performances have been in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The diverse musical life of a violinist in New York City has allowed Ms. Lim to record close to one hundred TV and radio commercials, over sixty movie soundtracks, and to perform in over forty Broadway productions, currently in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of My Fair Lady. It has also allowed Ms. Lim to perform for and admire the artistry of musicians such as Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Jimmie Page, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant amongst many others.
Solo recordings have been on the ESS.A.Y label for Philharmonia Virtuosi and for Steve Reich/ Nonesuch, The Cave, City Life, Three Tales, Daniel Variations and Music for 18 Musicians, which won a Grammy Award in 1998 for Best Performance By A Small Ensemble.
With her husband, violist Lawrence Dutton, Ms. Lim has raised a family of three boys and together they have performed for the Hoch Chamber Series for the past seventeen years. The series was established by Mary Hoch as an outreach program for Concordia Conservatory at Concordia College and has commissioned new works, involves the community from youth to seniors and offers endowed scholarships for music students who cannot otherwise afford musical studies.
Sebu Sirinian, born in Bucharest, Romania, as the first violin of the award winning Meridian String Quartet, has performed internationally and held residencies at Queens College, Bard College, Turtle Bay Music School through a grant by Chamber Music America, and the Yale at Norfolk Summer Festival. Mr. Sirinian has performed as concertmaster for Musica Viva, Princeton Chamber Orchestra, the Connecticut Grand Opera, as Principal Second of Stamford Symphony, and has performed with Amici NY, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, Broadway orchestras including “Sunset Boulevard,” "Phantom of the Opera," "A Christmas Carol," "West Side Story," "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and most recently as a member of the “My Fair Lady” production at Lincoln Center. Sebu has performed chamber music with Paul Neubauer, Seymour Lipkin, Daniel Phillips and William Sharp, and has performed as a soloist with The New York Chamber Orchestras, Bach Aria Festival Orchestra, Hunter College Orchestra. Mr. Sirinian earned his BM and MM from the Juilliard School, has studied with Jerry Beal, Ivan Galamian, Joyce Robbins and the Juilliard String Quartet, and is currently on the faculty of the Princeton Playweek Workshops. He has been heard on WQXR and WNYC, and is recorded on LRC, LIQUID SILVER, CAPSTONE and MIDDER MUSIC RECORDS, INC.
Bradley Bosenbeck was born and raised on Long Island, and studied violin and conducting at The Mannes School of Music and Long Island University. In addition to his work as a violinist and violist, Mr. Bosenbeck is also an avid and active conductor, composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer. Credits include: Richard M. Sherman (the Academy Award winning composer of Disney fame), The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway Backwards, the James M. Nederlander Awards, Randy Jones (Cowboy in the band “The Village People”), Bianca Marroquín (Roxie world-wide in Chicago), Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti (Golden Buzzer recipient and runner-up on NBC’s America’s Got Talent), Donny Most (Ralph Malph from Happy Days), among others. He has conducted, performed and/or recorded his work in such venues as Abbey Road Studios, Capitol Records, Carnegie Hall, Tilles Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Hyde Park London, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and on FOX’s The X Factor. Mr. Bosenbeck holds his first full-time chair and makes his Broadway conducting debut with My Fair Lady.
Peter Sachon performs and records with an array of musical groups in New York City, from classical and jazz, to rock and country bands. He is very active in promoting new music of all kinds, and he also plays the mandocello. Peter has been the cellist for the Broadway productions of Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, High Fidelity, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Pippin, and The King & I. He has also played electric cello for the Cirque du Soleil shows: Banana Schpeel and Quidam. Currently, Peter is the principal cellist of the Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady.
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, originally from Scotland, is established as a solo, chamber, Broadway and recording artist. She has held chairs in sixteen Broadway productions, including The Bridges of Madison County, Sunday In The Park With George, A Little Night Music, and currently My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway credits include Floyd Collins, Passion and the premier productions of The Last Five Years (Chicago 2001, NYC 2002), Her love of the Broadway genre has led to creating cello arrangements celebrating the music of Jason Robert Brown, Sara Bareilles, Adam Guettel, Jerry Bock, Stephen Schwartz, and she has been a featured performer in concert with Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Maria Friedman and Ariana Debose. Her arrangements can be heard on the debut albums of Jessica Vosk and Max von Essen. Following her sold-out debut at Birdland Jazz Club, she continues to present concerts in her More About The Melody series.