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a resident of Gainesville, has been performing
professionally for more than 40 years on the cello and viola da
gamba in orchestras and ensembles, and as a solo
At 16, he was the youngest student ever accepted into
the adult Orchestra and Chamber Music Program at
he studied for two summers. Before that, he studied at
Greenwood Music Camp in Cummington, Mass.
He served on the Boards of Trustees at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vt., and
the Skylands Youth Symphony in Sussex County, N.J.,
where he was also the music director and conductor. Mr. Klein
was elected to the International Who's Who in Music in 1975.
Mr. Klein received his early musical training in the Boston
area with cellist Jacobus Langendoen of the Boston Symphony Orchestra;
he later studied with concert artist Zara Nelsova. He is a
graduate of Swarthmore College.
Mr. Klein served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the
Naval Academy Band playing cello, oboe, baritone horn, piano,
and string bass. He performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
in 1990 and was a soloist in the Rutter Requiem at Carnegie
Hall under the baton of the composer, John Rutter. He currently
performs as a freelance cellist in the Gainesville/Ocala area,
and holds principal positions in both the Albany, Ga., Symphony Orchestra and
Central Florida Symphony in Ocala.
began playing the cello when she was 9 years old. She played second-chair
cello in the
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra for five years, an
experience culminating in playing under the baton of the celebrated
John Rutter at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1989. She also played
fourth chair in the Florida All-State orchestra the same year.
After graduating from the University of
Florida in 1996, Adrienne began playing in groups closer to her family
home in Lake County (The Hawthorne Orchestra and The Olde Noyse, a
quartet featuring baroque-style instruments).
Adrienne met Edward in the fall of 1998
playing on the same stand in the Central Florida Symphony.
They now play together on the first stand in the CFS cello section.
Adrienne also plays third chair in the Albany, Ga.,