Posted on 27 June 2017
by MMNY Staff
Wednesday June 21st was the 11th Annual Make Music New York, filled with beautiful, unique and exciting musical happenings. Keep […]
Hailed by Opera News for his “exceptional” singing, and praised by The New York Times for his “impressive,” “remarkable” and “elegantly lean” performances, Christopher Dylan Herbert has also received commendation for his “smooth baritone voice”, his “consistently warm sound” and his “versatile dramatic abilities.” This season Mr. Herbert reprises the role of Paul Watson in Jonathan Berger’s The War Reporter at the Prototype Festival, debuts at Alice Tully Hall as a soloist with the American Classical Orchestra, and tours with his critically acclaimed ensemble New York Polyphony, in addition to several other engagements throughout the United States and Europe. He holds a B.A. in Music from Yale University and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. He is the baritone in the celebrated classical vocal male ensemble New York Polyphony.
As a pianist, Timothy Long's performances have been described as "dramatic, fiery" and "dazzlingly forceful" (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle). He has performed throughout the world at venues such as the Aspen Music Festival, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kyoto International Music Festival, and the Castell de Sant Marçal in Barcelona, Spain.
Jonathan Zalben received an MA in music composition and multimedia from New York University, a BA in music from Yale University, and studied violin and music composition at Juilliard Pre-College. He currently runs First Frame Music, a company for music supervision, licensing, and score.
JJ Hudson, stage director and bass-baritone, has directed numerous productions, and numerous opera-scenes programs in professional, academic, and community programs.