Thomas Stephenson, bassoon
Principal bassoon and soloist with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. Performed entire cycle of Bach cantatas under Craig Smith. Performed in Emmanuel Music collaborations including Mark Morris’s setting of Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato and Bach cantatas staged by Peter Sellars with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Performed with many of Boston’s leading musical organizations, including the Boston Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, the Opera Company of Boston, the Cantata Singers, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Discography includes recordings on Koch, Nonesuch, and AVIE labels. Engineered thousands of classical music recordings including “Lorraine at Emmanuel” which was No. 2 on the classical Billboard.