Kalistos Chamber Orchestra
November 1, 2002 @ 8 pm

Concert No. 2
november concert  This concert was held on
8 pm, Friday, November 1, 2002
at First and Second Church on 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

for more info call
800-896-7340 or email info@kalistos.org

Tickets can be purchased at the door at the following prices
$15 Adults
$10 Students  [For Harvard and Tufts Students 2-for-1 price]
$5 Seniors and Young Person under 14

Soloists Bio
Eric Ruske, horn
Horn Soloist Eric Ruske has established himself as an artist of international   acclaim.  

Named Associate Principal horn to the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of   20, is impressive solo career began when he won the 1986 Young Convert Artists   International Auditions at 22 years of age.  In 1987, he won First Prize  in the Amerian Horn Competition, and in 1988, the highest prize in the Concours  International d’Interpretation Musicale in Reims, France.

Of his recording of the complete Mozart concerti and Fragments with Sir  Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the New York Times stated, 2Mr Ruske’s approach, firmly positioned with the boundaries of balance, coherence and good taste that govern the classical Style, enchants by virtue of its confidence, imagination and ebullient virtuosity”.

Eric gave the 1990 World Premiere of Gunther Schuller’s Concerto for Horn   and Orchestra with the San Antonio Symphony with Mr. Shuller conducting.  He has performed as soloist with orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra,   the Baltimor Symphony, the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, the  Indianapolis Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, the  Boston Pops Orchestra and toured as soloist with the Israel Chamber Orchestra  in Tel Aviv and throughout Israel.  His recitals have been presented  in venues such as the Louvre in Paris, the 92nd Street in New York, the Kennedy  Center in Washington D.C and the Dukes Hall in London.

An Active chamber musician he has appeared at the Newport Music festival,   Les Flaneries Musicales d’Ete de Reims Festival in France, the Bargemusic   series in New York City, the OL Mozart International Festival, the Sarasota   Music Festival, and the Festival de Musique de St. Barthelemy.  Mr.  Ruske, is in great demand as a teacher and clinician, and in addition to having worked at many universities in the United States, he has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and the College of Music at Seoul National University.

In addition to his Mozart recording, his discography includes a recital   repertoire disc entitled "Night Poems" for the Musical Heritage Society and  two world premiere recordings, "simultaneous Contrasts" (1987) a tour de force for solo horn by James Yannatos on Albany Records and  "Concierto  Evocativo" (1990) a concerto for horn and string orchestra by Roberto Sierra  on the Fleur de Son label.  His most recent recording of virtuoso horn  and iano repertoire will be released in the spring of 2001.

A native of LaGrange, Illinois and a graduate of Northwestern University,   Eric Ruske has been the recipient of grants from the National Foundation  for Advancement in the Arts and the International Institute of Education.   Having served on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, he is currently on the faculty of the Boston University and heads the Horn seminar a the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

David Gordon, tenor
Tenor David Gordon is originally from Kalamazoo, MI, and earned his Master      Degree in Classical Performance and Opera at the Manhattan School of Music.  David is currently studying with Ted Puffer.  Performances at MSM included     the roles of Alfredo in La Traviata and Don Jose in Carmen as part of the    Tom Muraco and Dona D. Vaughn workshop, and the Male Chorus in The Rape  of  Lucretia, conducted by Julius Rudel, for the MSM Opera Department.  David also performed scenes from Eugene Onegin, Vanessa, Carmen, and La Rondine.   Previous roles include the Governor in Candide (Central City), Ferrando in      Cosí fan Tutte (Michigan Opera Works), Rodolfo in La Bohême    (FOTO of Michigan), and Borsa in Rigoletto (Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra).

Prior to his move to New York, David spent 1997 to 2000 earning a Bachelor    Degree in Voice from the University of Michigan.  During this period    of time in Ann Arbor, David studied voice with the distinguished teacher   and performer George Shirley and had the opportunity to coach on numerous   occasions with Martin Katz.  While at the U of M, David performed the   roles of Monostatos in The Magic Flute and Elder Gleaton in Floyd’s Susannah,   both conducted by Kenneth Kiesler and directed by Joshua Major.   David’s credits as a stage director include full productions of The Rape of Lucretia and Dido and Aeneas, and scenes programs for the Brevard Music Center, the Chautauqua Institute, and the University of Michigan Opera Studio.
David Gordon is a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where   he performed the roles of Jose in Carmen, Afredo in La Traviata, and the  Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia.  Other roles performed include Rodolfo in La Boheme, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, The Governor in Candide, Monostatos in The Magic Flute, and Elder Gleaton in Susanna.  David is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and studied previously at the University of Michigan.

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Forged from the fires of musical passion, Kalistos has emerged as the newest Chamber Orchestra to beat its heart in harmonic motion.  Coalescing from many nations and backgrounds, the members bring fresh insight to traditional repertoire and a keen glance at the cutting edge.  Beyond just a musical choice for an evening, Kalistos is a force bringing energy to education and other community programs.
 Come witness the beauty and the tension.
 Come feel the energy and the passion.    
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bio of our musicians

Sasha Callahan
Andrew Eng

Lelia Iancovici
Yi Ching Fedkenheuer
Adda Kridler
Nikola Takov
Viktoria Tchertchian
Shieh-Jian Tsai


Bradley Ottesen*
Dimitar Petkov
Wendy Richman
Russell Wilson*


Leo Eguchi
Nick Finch*
Fabrizzio Mazzetta*


Brian Perry
Matt Reeder


Chris Younghoon Kim

* denotes guest artist


Our past concerts

May 19, 2002

September 27, 2002 

November 1, 2002

Phillips Exeter Residency
February 17-18, 2003

Dean College Concert
February 22, 2003

March 14, 2003

Bios of Musicians



 Origin of Kalistos:
Callisto   n.
Greek Mythology. A nymph, beloved of Zeus and hated by Hera. Hera changed her into a bear, and Zeus then placed her in the sky as the constellation Ursa Major. One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the eighth in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest planetary satellite.
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