Players

New York Clarinet Quartet
A score of years ago the New York Clarinet Quartet's concerts and repertoire ranged from subway stations and Rossini overtures to Bargemusic and Dizzy Gillespie tunes to Weill Recital Hall and premieres.

After a long time-out, the Quartet is performing again.











KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
currently holds positions in the Little Orchestra Society, the Greenwich Symphony, and the Erie Philharmonic. She also held the clarinet/flute chair in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway for over thirteen years. KeriAnn has performed with many other orchestras in the tri-state area including the Long Island Philharmonic, New York Choral Society, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Bronx Arts Ensemble. She has also had the pleasure of performing with Matchbox 20, the Moody Blues, Joni Mitchell, Michael Feinstein, Crystal Gayle, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Paul and Mary, and The Manhattan Transfer.  Some of her notable movie credits include Disney’s “Hercules,” “Piglet’s Big Movie,” and “The Presidents” (PBS). KeriAnn holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Conservatory at Brooklyn College (Magna Cum Laude) as well as a Master’s in Orchestral Studies from the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently on faculty at Montclair State University and also teaches privately.

James Ercole
is a veteran of many Broadway shows. He can currently be heard in the orchestra pit at the Sondheim theater playing “Anything Goes” with Sutton Foster. Other show credits and cast albums include, “Promises Promises,” “Finian's Rainbow,” “A Catered Affair,” “Love Muzik,” “The Apple Tree,” and “Road Show.” In Hollywood, prior to moving to New York City, James was in many shows including “Les Miz,” “Phantom,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” and “Kiss Me Kate,” to name a few. He was also a member of the Reprise series, the west-coast sister to New York City's Encore series. Cartoon soundtracks include “Animaniacs,” “Pinky and the Brain,” “Tiny Toons,” “Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries,” “Hercules,” “Goof Troop,” “Freekazoid!,” “Taz-Mania,” as well as several Disney direct-to-video animated movies. James also played on several movie soundtracks and albums. He was a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Clare Fischer's Clarinet Choir, and Mark Watters' Sax Quartet.

Ed Matthew
has served as guest-principal clarinetist with Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque, and the American Classical Orchestra, and has performed with Apollo's Fire, Sinfonia New York, Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Concert Royal, Arcadia Players, and other period orchestras. Ed is in the orchestra of the Broadway production of “The Phantom of the Opera.” He was a member of the Broadway orchestras for the revival of Meredith Willson's “The Music Man” and for the Lincoln Center premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade,” as well as the off-Broadway “Fermat's Last Tango” by Joshua Rosenblum. His recording of Passages, a clarinet concerto by Gary William Friedman, is on the 150Music label. He can also be heard on the RCA Victor, Original Cast Records, PS Classics, and Naxos labels. He was a founding member of Arizona's award-winning wind quintet Quintessence, and is a member of the Grenser Trio and the Pit Stop Players. By day he is a member of the Promotion Department at G. Schirmer.

Thomas P. Oberle
is an educator and freelance clarinetist in the New York area. As a member of The New York Clarinet Quartet, The Patrick Grant Group, The Broken Consort, and The Music Under Construction Players, Thomas has given many world premiere performances. He has appeared with the Philharmonia Virtuosi, Westchester Philharmonic, Philharmonia of the Nations, New World Symphony, Julius Grossman Orchestra, Verisimo Opera, Lubo Opera, and The New Jersey Pops, to name a few. Thomas has performed with numerous Broadway shows including “Jane Eyre,” “Marie Christine,” “Putting It Together” with Carol Burnett, and the Tony Award-winning “Titanic.” He is proud to have been part of the 12th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition as part of the Broadway cast of “Titanic,” and to have been selected as the clarinetist in Lincoln Center's archive performance of “Jane Eyre.” As an educator, he is active in providing an excellent education for as many students as possible. He was asked to take over the position of Assistant Principal of Performing Arts, Fine Art, Business, Technology and Music at Fort Hamilton High School. He began his appointment in September of 2001 and is proud to be associated with Fort Hamilton High School’s performing arts students and staff.


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