White Snake Ensemble

White Snake Ensemble

Performing in the 2014 Green Show Wednesday, August 6.

This is their second season in the OSF Green Show.

Music from OSF's White Snake production and classical world music.

Ronnie Malley (Strings/Percussion) is a musician, theatrical performer, and educator. His most recent credits include the Goodman/Disney production of The Jungle Book, IVP’s productions of The Sultan's Dilemma and In Search of Said Abu Al Naga, co-composer and performer in The White Snake at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Arabian Nights (Arena, Berkeley Rep, and Lookingglass); The Band’s Visit (Playwrights Horizons); Hephaestus and Mirror of the Invisible World (Goodman). He has also composed music for the documentaries At the Gate and Modou: The Hang Player. Ronnie is a faculty member at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago Academy for the Arts and performs with the music groups Allos Musica, Duzan Ensemble, Lamajamal and Mucca Pazza.

Michal Palzewicz (Cello) Michal is a member of Trine, a virtuosic world-fusion band, and a current company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, performing in Into the Woods.  In previous seasons:The Pirates of Penzance, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The White Snake, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, and She Loves Me. Michal was the founding member of the Elsner String Quartet, which earned him the Saunderson Award at the 52nd Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and was the winner of the Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig. He studied with the Amadeus Quartet, Hugh Maguire, David Soyer, Julia Lichten, Michael Tree, Tomasz Strahl, Barbara Musiej and attended the Academy of Music in Warsaw and the Manhattan School of Music. Michal is the principal cellist of the Rogue Valley Symphony, founding member of the Palzewicz Ensemble, and currently teaches cello at Southern Oregon University.

Tessa Brinckman (Flutes) performed in numerous chamber, symphonic, solo concerts, and recordings, in the U.S. and abroad, including Oregon Symphony, New Haven, Astoria, Bach, Bloch Festivals, and Ensemble East West. Recorded/performed/composed for theater at OSF, Berkeley Rep, Seattle, off-off-Broadway, and New Zealand, and also public radio, film, dance, and commercials. Her CD Glass Sky (2005) received international critical acclaim and upcoming solo and duo recordings will premiere works by various American composers and herself. In demand as a versatile collaborator, she also co-directs flute/percussion duo Caballito Negro, and is the traverso soloist for the baroque group, Risonanti. She serves on the faculties of Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College, and guest teaching includes universities in Oregon, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The White Snake Ensemble on Community: Our connections include: Rogue Valley Symphony, local chamber music concerts, OSF, Gypsy Soul, Dancing People Company, Rose Yoga Center, Ashland Yoga Center and more.