This album was recorded in 2007 using ISOMIKE technology developed by Ray Kimber of Kimber Kable. The recording engineers were Aaron Hubbard and Ray Kimber and the album was edited by Graemme Brown.
About the Artists of the SonoluminaEnsemble:
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist
Clarinetist Russell Harlow is one of the nation’s premiere solo and chamber clarinetists. In 1996 Mr. Harlow performed the New York Premiere of the Ramiro Cortes Trio (written for him), along with the Brahms Quintet, at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York City. In addition to performances in Utah with the Park City and Autumn Classics Festivals, Contemporary Music Consortium and Sonolumina Orchestra, Mr. Harlow has performed with the Sitka and Anchorage Fall Classics Festivals (Alaska), the Amsterdam Chamber Players, the Puerto Rico Clarinet Festival, the Ars Nova, Lyrica and Piatigorsky Foundation concerts in New Jersey and with the Leonore Trio and Bargemusic in NYC. He attended both UCLA and USC before joining the Utah Symphony at the age of 21. He studied with clarinetists Gary Foster, Mitchell Lurie, Harold Wright and violinist Charles Libove, and was coached in chamber music and attended the master classes by cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Mr. Harlow is featured on recordings with flutist Laurel Ann Maurer, the Mirecourt Trio, the Park City Music Festival and the Utah Symphony. Russell Harlow has performed for International Clarinet Association events worldwide, also giving lectures on clarinetists of the past century. Mr. Harlow serves as Associate Principal Clarinet for the Utah Symphony and has recorded solos for major filmscores. He founded and directed Utah’s Nova Series until he joined the Park City International Music Festival as Co-Director in 1986.
Dara Morales, Violinist
Violinist Dara Morales is the newly appointed Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, following serving as Principal Second Violin of the Utah Symphony. A native of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, she previously served as Principal Second Violin and Interim Associate Concertmaster of the Puerto Rico Symphony and Concertmaster of the Northern Kentucky Symphony. Ms. Morales earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she was graduate teaching assistant and taught in the prestigious Starling Prep Program. As soloist, she has performed with the Utah, Cincinnati, Puerto Rico, Bangor and Lancaster Symphony Orchestras, among others, and has been a regular participant in the Grand Tetons, Park City International and Autumn Classics Music Festivals as well as the Intermezzo Chamber Series. Her principal teachers include Kurt Sassmannshaus, Helen Kwalwasser, and Dorothy DeLay, and chamber music coaches Peter Oundjian, Henry Meyer, and the Tokyo Quartet. She is married to cellist Jesús Morales. Their daughter Isabel Alexandra was born in April of 2007.