THE ARTISTS

Thomas Palance

Thomas is the founder and Artistic Director of The Orchestra On The Hill. He is a Professor at Salem State University and The Berklee College of Music. Tom served 20 years in the Navy’s premiere band in Washington DC performing at The White House, The Kennedy Center and twenty-two national tours. He has been on numerous studio recordings including four of his own releases. Tom has been a professional versatile trumpet player and conductor for over thirty years and brings a variety of artistic collaborations to the Boston area.

Julie Meneghini

Clarinetist Julie Meneghini has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, the Utah Symphony and with musicians such as Placido Domingo, Chick Corea, Sarah Vaughan, and Little Anthony. In New England, Julie is a member of The Orchestra On The Hill, the Plymouth Philharmonic, and Symphony by the Sea, and has performed with the Portland Symphony, Granite State Orchestra and Opera,  Masterworks Chorale, Bangor Symphony and Alea III. Julie has been featured as guest soloist with the Arlington Philharmonic, All New England Band Festival, Arts Jubilee Symphony, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, and performed live on WGBH Radio with Robert J. Lurtsema.

David (Stoney) Stone

I think of myself primarily as a photographer of the natural scene, though I find myself drawn to anything where light, shadow and line are at play. I’m an instructor at the Ipswich Museum’s Dow Art Program and at Newburyport Art Association teaching digital photography and iPhone photography workshops.

I’m a Master Artist member of Newburyport Art Association, participating regularly in Association shows. I’m a Castle Hill Artist, showing annually at the Crane Estate Art Show and I am a select Medici Artist showing annually at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Show and Sale. I have served on Ipswich’s Cultural Council, I’m a founding member of the Ipswich East End Artists and worked for many years as a Photographer at the Museum of Fine Arts.

G. Paul Naeger

Greg is a composer and conductor, the founder and Director of the North Shore Ringers, a youth handbell choir serving the Cape Ann region of Massachusetts.  His original works have been performed in concert halls across the United States and Europe, including New York's Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, and Boston's famed Jordan Hall.  His expansive catalog includes symphonic, chamber, solo and choral works as well as numerous original works and arrangements for handbell choir.  He currently resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts and has composed many works for The Orchestra On The Hill.

Eileen Yarison

Eileen Yarrison, flutist with TOOTH, is grateful to Chris Florio for the chance to make flute choir music in this time of pandemic. Dr. Yarrison was the first flutist to earn a DMA at the University of Nebraska. She is on the faculty of Gordon College, Salem State University, and the Indian Hill Music School. She is the conductor of the New England Flute Orchestra, and the Me2/Boston Flute Choir. Eileen is a founding member of The Collective, a chamber music ensemble based on the North Shore, which includes winds, strings, and guitar.

Chris Florio

Chris Florio is an Ipswich, Mass. resident and award winning composer and performer. His works have been performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Metrowest Symphony, the Greater Trenton Symphony, the Berklee Contemporary Orchestra and The Orchestra On The Hill. He has released several albums of his compositions on Passion Records. He has performed and Recorded with Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz ensemble (Drimala Records). Chris has taught game audio, animation and game programming at the New England Institute of Art and lives in Ipswich with his wife Helen, a young terrier, a barn cat and a rescued race horse.  

Jenny Carlson

Jenny is the owner and director of High Street Studios.  She taught dance to all ages for over twenty years, most recently as the director of Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance. Jenny trained at the Imperial Academy of Dance in Connecticut and Emerson College, receiving a BFA in Dance.

Her career includes performances with Flipside Dance Theatre, Fresh Squeezed Dance, Fallen Flight Project, Julie Pike Edmond, Julie Ince Thompson, and Adrienne Mincz. She performed and choreographed both aerial and modern dances for two decades with Ipswich Moving Company. The Boston Globe described her as "a beautifully lyrical and articulate dancer, who moves with a lush fluidity."

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