Festival Strings with Jill Petricca and Sherry Hanson
Terrie Baune is concertmaster of the Eureka Symphony and the North State Symphony, and co-concertmaster of the Oakland Symphony. She is a member of the professional new-music ensemble Earplay and Associate Director of the Humboldt Chamber Music Workshop. Terrie's professional credits include four years as a member of the National Symphony of Washington DC and two years as a member of the Auckland Philharmonia of New Zealand, where she also performed with the Gabrielli Trio, a New Zealand National Ensemble. She has held concertmaster positions with the Fresno Philharmonic, the Santa Cruz County Symphony, and the Rohnert Park Symphony, and has performed as concertmaster with many other orchestras including the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Opera, and the Santa Rosa Symphony. For over twenty years Terrie was concertmaster of The Women's Philharmonic, during which time she participated in over a hundred premieres, made several recordings, including one as soloist in the Maddalena Lombardini Violin Concerto #5, and as soloist in the world premiere of Chen Yi's Chinese Folk Dance Suite for Violin and Orchestra, commissioned for her. Well known for her work with living composers, Terrie has had solo pieces written for her by Pablo Ortiz, Richard Festinger, Ross Bauer, and many others. Most recently she toured a Libby Larson concerto, a world premiere. Terrie graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree, having won the Oberlin Concerto Competition and Grand Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
Carol Jacobson has been the Music Director and Conductor of the Eureka Symphony for sixteen years. Former teacher and conductor of the award winning Arcata/McKinleyville High School Orchestra and Madrigal Choir for 20 years, she has inspired numerous young people to excel. She says, “Once you have experienced the magic of exceeding your expectations, your life is never the same again.” The North Coast Journal referred to Ms. Jacobson as a “force of nature.” An accomplished cellist, Ms. Jacobson earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Humboldt State University, with further chamber music studies with Endre Wolf at The Royal Danish Conservatory, master classes with Antonio Janigro at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and chamber studies at the Netherlands Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She was a member of the Netherlands National Ballet Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Radio Symphony, the Oslo Opera Orchestra and the Netherlands Strijkers Ensemble. She has worked with many conductors including Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Jaap van Zweden, Sixten Ehrling and Edo deWaart. She is currently studying conducting with Scott Seaton. She was conductor of the Humboldt State University Orchestra, directed the Humboldt Music Academy and coaches ensembles in the Humboldt State University Chamber Music workshops. She plays in the Resonance Ensemble with Terrie Baune and John Chernoff and is principal cellist in the North State Symphony.
Mary de Andreis was tricked into playing the violin by her mother. In this case, mother knew best. Mary is a native Humboldt County resident, schooled locally, and teaches third grade in Eureka. Mary is thankful for all the wonderful musical opportunities available here, and feels fortunate to be able to participate.
Karen Davy has been on the music faculty of HSU since 2000. Raised on Long Island, trained in the US and Europe, she now enjoys being part of her tribe in Humboldt County. She plays violin in the Arcata Bay String Quartet, Symphony of the Redwoods and the Mendocino Music Festival and in the Eureka Symphony.
Julie Fulkerson spent her early years under the Fickle Hill Steinway listening to her parents
play day and night. She plays almost daily with assorted chamber ensembles and will join in
anytime when asked. She plays with the Eureka Symphony. She is currently caught up in a
“piano match-up” making sure pianos are played and available for ensembles of all kinds.
Sherry Hanson began playing violin in 4th grade and later viola when the orchestra needed violas. Moving to the “dark side” provided her with more opportunities: North State Symphony, community orchestras in Northern CA, and principal violist in the Eureka Symphony. She attends chamber music workshops, plays chamber music and plays with the Arcata Bay Quartet. This summer she traveled to Eastern Europe to tour beautiful historic countries and to play in a chamber music workshop in Predeal, Romania.
Peter Kibbe currently enjoys a career playing and teaching his cello in Baltimore, where he is currently a member of several local ensembles and orchestras, including the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, and Maryland Symphony, among others. Highly sought as a technician for interpreting modern music, Mr. Kibbe is a founding member of groups The Pique Collective, The Lunar Ensemble, Mind on Fire, and a recent addition to Naked Eye Ensemble. He earned a degree from The Peabody Conservator. Yearly visits to see his musically talented family in Trinidad remind him of his West Coast roots.
Vanessa Kibbe began studying violin in El Cajon CA. in the 4th grade. She attended San Diego State College. After marriage to Michael she played in the Colorado Springs Symphony, the El Paso Symphony, finally in LA and living the life of a free-lance musician, playing movies, live shows, and weddings. Moving here to be near grandchildren, she and Mike were happy to find a rich musical life with Eureka Symphony and this Festival.
Holly MacDonell grew up in Orange County, playing viola and violin. She attended Humboldt State University where she received BA’s in English Literature and Music Education, and her Music Teaching Credential. Holly teaches music privately and at public schools, Kindergarten through 8th grade. She is the current President of the North Coast Section of California Music Educators Association, Concert Master with the All Seasons Orchestra, and Principal Violist with the Eureka Symphony.
Don Morris loves all things strings and enjoys playing music with a diverse group of friends in several chamber ensembles, the Eureka Symphony, and fiddle tune sessions. He began studying bow making, rehair and restoration with Lynn Hannings in 1995 and currently offers these services to local string players. A long-time Trinidad resident, Don is grateful to past Trinidad residents Floyd Glende, Charles and Jean Fulkerson, John Brecher and Janet Parlova for sharing their love of music and its transformative power.
Kit Morris was the director of the Humboldt music Academy at Humboldt State University for many years and feels strongly about the benefits of music in the lives of us all, but especially children. She plays violin and viola in the Eureka Symphony and several string chamber ensembles, and when she is very lucky, she plays Morris Family string quartets with her daughters and husband Don.
Marilyn Page grew up in Iowa and started playing violin at age 9. She earned a music degree and music teaching credential at HSU and continued her education by taking extensive teacher training at Suzuki violin institutes. She taught music in the public schools and also had a private violin studio. She currently plays with the Eureka Symphony and sings with Sweet Harmony Women’s Chorus.
Jill Petricca (flute and piccolo) has been the premier flutist on the North Coast for 30 years, and is principal with the Eureka Symphony, and has performed and conducted the Scotia Band. She can also be heard playing jazz saxophone with SquarPeg, Holly and the IVs and Sunset Bay Jazz Festival. She also plays clarinet and trombone in her role as music specialist at Redwood Preparatory Charter School.
Gwen Post was lured into the addictions of chamber music at a tender, tweenish age by East Bay notables Anne Crowden and cohort Colin Hampton, which naturally led to harder stuff. Numerous orchestras, quartets, jazz combos, and spandex bands later, the weirdest gig she'd do again in a heartbeat? Improvising on viola for a trapeze artist. It's always more fun to play alongside other creative people!
Garrick Woods comes from a family of professional musicians and studied music extensively from his earliest years. While cello remains his primary instrument, he plays trombone, bass, sings and conducts. Garrick holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Arizona and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Utah. He has studied with several cellists of note including Jànos Starker.