MEET THE STAFF: Beth Splaine, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member

Where did you grow up? Wilmington, Delaware. Favorite meal or restaurant? Anything my husband prepares. He’s a fantastic chef! Coffee or Tea? Coffee. What instrument do you teach at the RI Philharmonic Music School? Voice. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started? Like most singers, I’veContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Beth Splaine, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member”

MEET THE STAFF: Ron Sanfilippo, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member

Where did you grow up? Middletown, RI. Favorite meal or restaurant? Home. Whatever I cook. Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Tea occasionally. What instrument do you teach at the RI Philharmonic Music School? Jazz piano, jazz ensembles. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started?My mom made meContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Ron Sanfilippo, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member”

MEET THE STAFF: Nancy Kidd, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? Delmar, NY (Outside of Albany). Favorite meal or restaurant? Anything with seafood. Coffee or Tea? Neither. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? Double Bass. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started? I was ten years old and myContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Nancy Kidd, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Gabriel Langfur Rice, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? I was born in Berkeley CA, moved to Lawrence NY on Long Island before grade school. Favorite meal or restaurant? Surprise me. Coffee or Tea? Hot coffee, iced tea. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? Bass Trombone. What inspired you to take up that instrument and howContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Gabriel Langfur Rice, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Zoya Tsvetkova, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? I grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia until the age of 16. Favorite meal/restaurant? At this point – any, but I especially miss fresh seafood and sushi these days. Coffee or Tea? Tea. What instrument do you play in the RI Phil? Violin – 1st violin section What inspired you toContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Zoya Tsvetkova, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Craig McNutt, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? Orleans, MA (AKA “Cape Cod”) Favorite meal or restaurant? Any good shellfish and pasta recipe! Coffee or Tea? Coffee – Decaf Americano more accurately. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? Timpani. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started?Continue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Craig McNutt, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Kevin Owen, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? Various places in NY, The process continues to this day. Favorite meal or restaurant? I do love the scallops at Red Bridge Tavern in East Providence. Coffee or Tea? Coffee, no more than ten cups a day. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? French horn! What inspiredContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Kevin Owen, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Betsy Pabon, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member

Where did you grow up? San Juan, PR and Bloomington, IN. Favorite meal or restaurant? Hard– INDIAN because of the spices, Sushi because of the fish! Coffee or Tea? Coffee!!!! Dark roast– cafe con leche:) What instrument do you teach at the RI Philharmonic Music School? Suzuki Violin and Cello and Suzuki Group Classes throughContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Betsy Pabon, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member”

MEET THE STAFF: Thomas Parchman, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? Memphis, TN. Favorite meal or restaurant? A really good mole poblano sauce. Coffee or Tea? Yes. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? Clarinet and bass clarinet. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started? Started at 12 years ofContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Thomas Parchman, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”