and heckelphonist who attended the Manhattan
School of Music and studied under the watchful eye of Stephen Maxym.
whom he has worked include the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Hong
Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Double Reed Society, the New
York Philharmonic, the New York Pops, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Parnassus, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the 20th
Century Classics Ensemble, and the Westchester Philharmonic.
In April 1989,
the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra recorded Arnold Schoenberg’s “Kammersymphonie No. 1, Op. 9” in the Performing
Arts Center at the State University of New York in Purchase. The recording is available on the Deutsche
Grammophon label, #429 233-2 GH.
gravitated toward the heckelphone, a rare
double-reed instrument that is a cousin to the oboe but is played one
octave lower on the musical scale, in 2002.
In 2003, he
founded LRQ Publishing, which is dedicated to bassoon works penned by
He was the bassoon
soloist on Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score of the
Brian DePalma thriller, Femme Fatale, in 2004.
June 2007, he and fellow bassoonists Leonard Hindell,
Frank Morelli and Bernadette Zirkuli
offered up a program entitled “The Unknown Bassoon Music of Francisco
Mignone” at Ithaca
College in New York.
participated in the convention of the New Jersey Music Educator’s
Association at the Hilton Hotel in New
Brunswick on 23rd February 2008. This was more of a technical
session, and attendees were encouraged to bring their reeds in so Harry could
repair them, free of charge!
February 2009, he and violist David Holland and keyboardist Thomas Lymenstull performed Paul Hindemith’s “Trio
for Heckelphone, Viola and Piano, Op. 47” at
He was the
bassoon soloist on 11th October 2009 when the Baroque Orchestra
of New Jersey recorded Carl Maria von Weber’s “Concerto for
Bassoon and Orchestra in F, Op. 75”.
November 2010, he and pianist Ron Levy and horn player Matt Searing gave a
faculty recital at Montclair State University
in New Jersey. The evening’s music included
works by Eric Ewazen, Francisco Mignone, Camille Saint-Saens, and Peter Schickele.
Music Society of Lincoln Center appeared at Alice Tully Hall on 24th
September 2012 for an evening of serenades, including Antonin
Dvorak’s “Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44” and
Richard Strauss’s “Serenade for Winds in E flat major, Op. 7”.
which Harry appears include: Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire; Baroque
Fireworks by Frank Morelli; Dvorak: Serenade, Op. 44/Quintet, Op. 77
with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Igor Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat
with Parnassus; Mozart: The Magic Flute/The Abduction of the
Seraglio; Romance &
Caprice: Works for Solo Bassoon
& Piano with Gilbert Kalish and Frank Morelli; and, Carter Burwell’s soundtrack to the Coen Brother’s remake of True Grit.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the Manhattan School of Music and
served as Adjunct Professor of Bassoon and Woodwind Program Coordinator at Montclair State University’s
College of the Arts.