Orion Trio

Orion Trio
  • Musical Style(s): Classical/Wedding Woodwind Ensemble,
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Originally from Portland, Maine, Adam Trussell is now playing bassoon with the Omaha Symphony. He is on the faculties of both the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University. He also maintains a large private studio.

Before moving to Omaha, Adam played principal bassoon with the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra for the 2004-2005 season. He has also played with the New World Symphony, the Portland Symphony (ME), the Lincoln Symphony (NE), the Monterrey Symphony (Mexico), the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic to name a few.

During the summers Adam has played with the Breckenridge Music Festival, the Bellingham Festival of Music (WA), the AIMS festival in Graz, Austria and the National Orchestral Institute. He has also attended festivals for chamber music exclusively such as Sarasota Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, the Bay Chamber Music Festival and a festival in Denmark with the Danish Chamber players.

Adam earned his BM at New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Gregg Henegar and Richard Svoboda. He then received his MM from Rice University where he studied with Ben Kamins.

Leslie Fagan is currently second flutist with the Omaha Symphony. Prior to her tenure with the Omaha Symphony, she was an active freelancer, chamber musician, and teacher in the Chicago area, as well as a founding member of the Barossa Quintet. She has been a regular substitute for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999, and participated in their 2009 Asian tour of Japan and China. Previously, Leslie held a one-year position on flute and piccolo with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and has peformed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Additional orchestral experience includes two seasons with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and participating in the 2008 Britt Summer Music Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. Leslie was formerly a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performed with that organization at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. As a member of the Barossa Quintet, Leslie performed live on WFMT’s Dame Myra Hess concert series and in recital at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall. With the Barossa Quintet she also regularly presented educational concerts in Chicago public schools through both the International Music Foundation and Ravinia’s educational outreach program. Leslue teaches privately and previously was studio instructor for flute majors at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Leslie earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, where she studied with Kathryn Lukas and Peter Lloyd. After graduating, she continued her studies abroad through an 8-month private course with Trevor Wye in his home village of Kent, England. Upon returning stateside, Leslie earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University, where she studied with Walfrid Kujala.

John Klinghammer currently holds the position of 2nd/Eb clarinet with the Omaha Symphony. He is also principal clarinet with the Des Moines Symphony and 2nd clarinet with the Breckenridge Music Festival. Before arriving in Omaha, he served a one-year stint as 2nd clarinet with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a member of the National Repertory Orchestra. John has collaborated with artists such as the Monument Piano Trio, Analog Arts Ensemble, and Metropolitain Opera coloratura Anna Christy. His performances have been called “charismatic” by the Omaha World Herald and lauded by Opera Today.

John received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and was the winner of the 1994 UofO concerto competition. He earned a Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he became a member of the USC Scholarship Woodwind Quintet. He spent a year as principal clarinet of the YMF Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles, and in 2000 performed the Copland Clarinet Concerto with that orchestra. In 2009 John performed concertos with both the Breckenridge Music Festival and the Omaha Symphony.

John is adjunct faculty at the College of St Mary’s, and maintains a private studio which must contend on a regular basis with the strong opinions of his teaching assistants, Sofi and Leo the dogs. His teachers include Cindi Bartels, Dr. Wayne Bennett, Michael Anderson, Ted Oien, Michele Zukofsky, and the incomparable Yehuda Gilad.

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