Opus 90

    "In an era of synthetically generic musical ensembles, OPUS 90 dares to be different.  The performing artists are a unique mixture of virtuosi -- piano, winds and voice -- capable of expansion as repertory demands.  There is a refreshing special involvement in contemporary music without neglecting the works of composers from Mozart to Poulenc.
     OPUS 90 is determined to make concert going once more an exciting adventure.  None should resist such an invitation."

          BYRON BELT
          Newhouse News Service

    "Chamber music meets its future in OPUS 90... a stunner, every piece a highlight in itself."

          Peninsula Times Tribune

Opus 90

Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
Lyn Reyna, piano
Donna Bruno, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Bacon, horn

For more information on
Opus 90
"new directions in American chamber music"

Lyn Reyna, Director
phone: 408-245-4798


Opus 90
Repertoire includes:

Beethoven: Sonata for Horn and Piano
Arnold Cooke:  Nocturnes (horn, soprano, piano)
Arnold Cooke: Rondo in B flat (horn & piano)
Gaetano Donizetti: Dirti Addio (mezzo-soprano, horn and piano)
Jack Gottlieb: Downtown Blues for Uptown Halls (soprano, clarinet, piano)
Franz Lachner: Waldvöglein (mezzo-soprano, horn and piano)
Franz Lachner: Notte soave delizia (mezzo-soprano, horn and piano)
Mozart: Nocturnes (horn, clarinet, mezzo-soprano, piano)
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
**David Rakowski: The Burning Woman (soprano, clarinet, piano)
George Rochberg: Trio (horn, clarinet, piano)
**Jody Rockmaker: After the Dazzle of the Day (horn, clarinet, mezzo-soprano, piano)
Gunther Schuller: Romantic Sonata (horn, clarinet, piano)
**Mark Schultz: The Melon Patch (narrator, horn, clarinet, piano, with audience participation)
Richard Strauss: Alphorn (mezzo-soprano, horn, piano)
Traditional: Jewish Folksongs in the form of a Suite (clarinet, piano)
Alec Wilder: Suite for Clarinet Horn and Piano

** commissioned by Opus 90


Opus 90, a chamber ensemble made up of outstanding solo artists with national and international reputations, performed its debut concerts in August of 1990.  The group was formed to premiere and commission new pieces written for winds, voice and piano as well as to perform traditional works which have special audience appeal.  The group brings together an exceptional combination of instruments and a fascinating blend of personalities who enjoy being together and performing together.  



Opus 90 is committed to supporting the arts and the community at large by means of workshops, benefit concerts and other outreach projects.

Left: Donna and Tom perform Donizetti for school children in Palo Alto




                                Right: Jerry tells them about the clarinet





  Jerry Kirkbride has been the clarinetist in the internationally acclaimed Dorian Wind Quintet for thirty years. He has toured the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe extensively, and has also performed in India, Pakistan and the Middle East.  Formerly principal clarinet with the Metropolitan Opera National Company and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, he has also served on the faculty at the State University of New York.  He is an editor and arranger for International Music Company, and has recorded for Vox, Columbia, CRI, Deutsche Grammophon, New World, and Summit Records.  He has been on the faculty of the University of Arizona since 1987.
Lyn Reyna was a student of Stefan Bardas at North Texas State University at the age of thirteen, and later studied with Dalies Frantz at the University of Texas. At sixteen she became a private student of Rosina Lhevinne of the Juilliard School. After raising a family she began concertizing in recital, chamber music and concerto appearances. She has performed with principal players of the Houston Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and the San Francisco Opera. She has also performed with the San Jose Symphony, the Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra, and with Alea II, the ensemble for new music at Stanford. Ms. Reyna specializes in the performance of 20th century music, and has performed national and world premieres, including commissioned works by several American composers.
  Donna Bruno, mezzo-soprano, has appeared with the Opera Companies of San Francisco, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Portland, Utah, Glimmerglass, Knoxville, Kentucky, Sacramento, Nevada, Grand Rapids, Lake George, Des Moines, and L'Opera de Medillin in Columbia, South America.  Her orchestral credits include the San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Medillin, Virginia Symphony, Women's Philharmonic, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival, Cabrillo Music Festival, Music of the Baroque and the Vallejo Symphony.    
tom_bear3.jpg (30157 bytes)  Thomas Bacon has held principal positions with the Detroit Symphony, the Berlin Radio Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He is a member of Summit Brass, the St. Louis Brass Quintet, The Golden Horn, and Opus 90. He also tours as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, and recent tours have taken him to Japan, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, Canada and all across the United States. Former Professor of Music at Arizona State University he has also taught master classes at hundred of colleges and universities worldwide.  He is Editor of The Complete Hornist series for Southern Music Co., and has recorded for Pro Arte, London, RCA, Telarc, Crystal, Centaur, CBS, Gasparo, Vanguard, A & M, New World and Summit Records.


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