White Snake Ensemble

White Snake Ensemble

Performing in the 2012 Green Show Friday, July 6.

This is their first season in the OSF Green Show.

OSF's White Snake musicians present classical world music - East to West.

Ronnie Malley: Plucked Strings and Percussion in The White Snake

Other theatres: Actor and musician in Arabian Nights (Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater); Mirror of the Invisible World and Hephaestus (Goodman Theater); The Band's Visit (Playwrights' Horizons); Mish Hek Ya Balad (Arab-American Theater Group).

TV/Film: At the Gate and Modou: The Hang Player.

Other credits: Performs with the music groups Duzan Ensemble, Lamajamal, Mucca Pazza and the University of Chicago Middle Eastern Music Ensemble.

Teaching: Faculty member, Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago Academy for the Arts.

Michal Palzewicz: Cello, The White Snake and Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella

In two seasons at OSF: The Pirates of Penzance, She Loves Me.

Other credits: Member of Trine, a virtuostic world fusion band. Founding member, Elsner String Quartet, which performed in Europe and the United States, including performances on WQXR radio, at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 92nd St. Y, Merkin Concert Hall (NYC); Snape Proms Festival and Wigmore Hall (England).

Teachers, coaches include David Soyer, Michael Tree, Amadeus Quartet, Pinchas Zuckerman, Hugh Maguire, Peter Oundjian.

Awards: Saunderson Award, 52nd Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition; winner, Young Concert Artists Auditions (Leipzig).

Education: Manhattan School of Music; Academy of Music (Warsaw).

Tessa Brinckman: Flutes, The White Snake

In two seasons at OSF: Flutes, The Music Man, The Clay Cart.

Other credits: Worked with symphonies, concert series, festivals and recordings in the U.S. and abroad; currently performing with contemporary flute/percussion duo Caballito Negro and baroque ensemble Risonanti. Performs unique historic and contemporary chamber music, premiering numerous works by American composers.

Honors: "Flutist of chameleon-like gifts" and "virtuoso elegance" (Gramophone), who "play(s) her instrument with great beauty and eloquence" (Music Matters New Zealand).