NICHOLAS ARBOLINO, OBOE
JUAN CARLOS LOMÓNACO, GUEST CONDUCTOR
Arnold: Four Scottish Dances
Marcello: Oboe Concerto in C Minor
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in B Major, Op. 72, No. 1
Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8
Slavonic Dance in A Major, Op. 46, No. 5
Nicholas Arbolino joined the Garland Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra in 2010, serving as second oboe/English horn and was appointed as the orchestra’s Principal Oboist in 2012. He has appeared as guest Principal Oboist with the Monroe Symphony (LA), the Dallas Chamber Symphony, and the Amarillo Symphony. He routinely appears as a substitute musician with the Irving Symphony, Plano Symphony, and San Angelo Symphony Orchestras. Since his graduation in 2009, Mr. Arbolino won a position with the Orquestra Filarmonique de Santiago (Chile), and was one of fourteen selected semi-finalists for a position with the New York Philharmonic. He earned a Master’s degree, graduating with honors, from the University of North Texas under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Veazey, where he was the recipient of the top prize of the College of Music Concerto Competition, the first oboist to have won in nearly 30 years, for his performance of the Ralph Vaughan-Williams Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor. Mr. Arbolino has performed in several summer festivals including the Chen International Cultural Arts Festival (Eureka Springs, AR), the Aspen Music Festival and School, and most recently at the Alba Music Festival (Alba, Italy) performing with the members of the Royal Romanian Philharmonic. He continues post-graduate studies with Elaine Douvas and Pedro Diaz, Principal Oboe and Solo English horn for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and faculty of The Juilliard School in New York, NY.
In addition to being a devoted performer, Mr. Arbolino also maintains an extensive private studio in Plano, Frisco and Wylie. Many of his students have continued their musical studies in some of the nation’s most prestigious music schools including DePaul University, the Eastman School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music.
In his free time, Nicholas is an avid movie watcher and book fanatic. He also enjoys tennis and studying physics.
"The work has been thoroughly evident in the results: the structural construction, the concept and the appropriate relief for the different timbres and sound levels that have been present with clarity and precision. Add drag and the courage with which he has given life to the musical text and you will understand why my enthusiastic appreciation for the performance of Lomónaco "NEWSPAPER REFORM
Juan Carlos Lomonaco is currently Principal Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller. He has also studied with Charles Bruck discipline with Pierre Monteux at The School, with Marc David at the University of Montreal and Enrique Diemecke. From 17 he formed and directed several musical groups and the 23-year debuted with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, from which he was Assistant Manager (1997-1999). He has been Music Director of the Symphony orchestras Carlos Chavez (2000-2007), Symphony of the National Polytechnic Institute (2008), Symphony of the National Conservatory of Music (1999-2002), Symphony Yoliztli Ollin (1998-2002), director and founder of Mexico Ensemble-Philadelphia in Philadelphia, USA (1999-2001) and Assistant Domaine Forget Academy of Music in Quebec, Canada (1994) director. It is also founder and director of Latin American Assembly in Madrid, whose mission is to spread the music of Mexican and Latin American composers in Spain.
As a guest conductor he addressed Simon Bolivar Symphony Venezuela, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Radom (Poland), Symphony Krasnoyarsk (Russia), Philharmonia Orchestra Veneta (Italy), Symphony of Vojvodina (Serbia), Gaia Philharmonic (Portugal). In the United States conducted the symphony of Salt Lake (Utah), Garland, Arlington, Las Colinas (Texas) and Longy (Boston), Youth Orchestra Sherbrooke (Canada), and in Latin America the National Orchestra of Peru, Philharmonic Lima and Ecuador Youth Orchestra.
In your country frequently conducts orchestras of Mexico National Symphony, Philharmonic Mexico City, UNAM Philharmonic, Orchestra del Teatro de Bellas Artes, Mexico State Symphony, Philharmonic of Jalisco, Jalapa Symphony, Aguascalientes Symphony, Symphony Sinaloa Arts, Querétaro Philharmonic, Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato, Zacatecas Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Bellas Artes, Camerata de Coahuila, among others.
The versatility and repertoire Lomónaco cover various genres such as opera (Carmen, Rigoletto, Traviata, Boheme, Samson and Delilah, Barber of Seville, Elixir of Love, The Emperor of Atlantis, to name a few), ballet (The Nutcracker, Onegin, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Carmina Burana, Messiah), extensive repertoire of symphonic music, chamber orchestra, contemporary, multimedia proposals and jury in competitions for violin Canetti International Violin Competition in Hungary, France and Turkey. He has participated in international festivals such as the International Opera Festival of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, Festival of Contemporary Music in Treviso, Italy; Festiival International Cervantes Festival in Historic Downtown Mexico.Among the soloists who has accompanied include Juan Diego Flórez, Jorge Federico Osorio, Alexei Volodin, Eva Maria Zuk, Carlos Prieto, Vadim Brodsky, Fernando de la Mora, María Luisa Tamez, Lourdes Ambriz, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, among others. In April 2010 he shared the stage with Elton John at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza.
His over ten CD recordings are musical testimony of the leading Mexican composers of the twentieth century to the present: Galindo, Moncayo, Revueltas Gutiérrez Heras, Lavista, Ibarra, Toussaint, among others. Their catalog consists of three CDs with the Symphony Orchestra Carlos Chávez: Popol Vuh (2001), Monumental Organ of National Auditorium (music by Bernal Jiménez, 2004) and La Mulata de Córdoba (2007), first recording of the only opera Moncayo, four recordings with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico for the series of concerts at the Academy of Arts (2003-2007), a collaboration with the UNAM Philharmonic for Mexican Music album (2010), as well as chamber music various contemporary composers. With support from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the award Presser Music Award and the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, made a recording and concert tour in Mexico and the United States with Curtis Ensemble of Philadelphia.
In July 2010, Juan Carlos Lomonaco was selected by the magazine LEADERS MEXICAN one of the 300 most influential Mexican leaders.
Upcoming guest conducting engagements are leading the Orchestra del Teatro de Bellas Artes and the National Dance Company with the ballet The Nutcracker at the National Auditorium in Mexico. By 2014, the Master Lomónaco direct the National orchestras Peru, UNAM Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra Radom - Poland, Orchestra da Camera da Citta di Fondi in Gaeta - Italy and XXI Concert Season of the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan .