New River Orchestra

Summer Serenade 2015

Peter P. Fuchs
Peter Fuchs has been Musical Director-Conductor  and/or Arranger for over 70 musicals on Broadway and throughout the US and Europe.  He has worked with Robert Goulet, Van Johnson, Shari Lewis, Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker, Carol Lawrence, Alan Alda, Theodore Bikel, Godfrey Cambridge, Dorothy Dandridge and more.  He has also arranged and conducted industrial shows for G.E., Ford-Lincoln Mercury, Royal Crown Cola, Chem-strand and Beachcraft Airlines.  His biggest show was the multi-media Bicentennial production "Hurray USA", sponsored jointly by the Cities of Miami and Miami Beach with a cast of 600 performers.  Mr. Fuchs was conductor of the South Florida Youth Symphony, the Miami Symphonic Society Orchestra, the Miami Ballet and has composed and arranged music for ballets, motion pictures and musical productions at Screen Gems (Columbia Pictures) and other venues.  He has performed with his wife as part of the musical duo "Veronica and Peter" and does his own one-man show "Peter Fuchs in Concert".  He is an active pianist, arranger-conductor in South Florida and heads his music-production and recording studio, Presto Recording.  Currently he is the conductor of both the Hallandale Symphonic Pops Orchestra and the Coral Springs Symphonic Pops Orchestra.

Timothy Shade

Timothy Shade is currently on leave as assistant professor of music and director of instrumental music and music education at Bethel College, where he is responsible for the Bethel College Wind Ensemble, the Bethel College Philharmonia Orchestra, the Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and private instruction in low brass. He has garnered praise for his exciting programming, engaging personality and “marvelous conducting.” Under Mr. Shade’s leadership, the instrumental music program at Bethel has increased in size and intensity. In February 2012, the Bethel College Wind Ensemble gave its first-ever performance at the Kansas Music Educators Association annual in-service workshop. Mr. Shade holds a music performance degree in euphonium and jazz trombone from Youngstown (Ohio) State University and did his graduate work as a graduate assistant in the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Coral Gables, Fla., where he completed a music performance degree in euphonium and conducting.

As a performer, Mr. Shade has played in venues from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Carnival Cruise Lines’
m.s .Inspiration. An active euphonium soloist, Mr. Shade has given more than 100 performances in recitals and as a guest soloist. He has appeared with the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, the Dana All-Star Band, the Dana Chamber Orchestra, the W.D. Packard Band, the University of Miami Symphonic Winds, the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Wichita Wind Ensemble, among others. He has future engagements with the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble and the Frost Wind Ensemble. A proponent for new music, Mr. Shade has premiered several new works and is currently in the process of commissioning more repertoire for the euphonium. In the fall of 2011, Mr. Shade premiered, with the Wichita Wind Ensemble, a brand-new work for euphonium and wind ensemble, Parallax by Thomas Sleeper, beginning a series of performances of the piece with many collegiate ensembles across the United States. Also a busy jazz trombonist, Mr. Shade has shared the stage with many well-known performers such as Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, John Clayton, Harold Danko, Joey DeFrancesco, Conrad Herwig, Sean Jones, Darren Kramer, Wynton Marsalis, Jim McNeely, Bernadette Peters and the Modernaires.

As a conductor and educator, Mr. Shade has worked extensively with many high school programs in the Midwest as a rehearsal technician and clinician. He also has been a guest conductor with the Florida Youth Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Alhambra Symphony Orchestra, Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, the Delano Chamber Orchestra and the Wichita Wind Ensemble. He is extensively involved with chamber music, as well as developing new compelling literature for winds. He has worked with composers such as David Maslanka, Andrew Boysen Jr., Steven Bryant, Edward Largent, James Leatherbarrow, Jonathan Newman, Christopher Rouse, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra, Paul Rudy, Steve Danyew, Derek Jenkins, Thomas Sleeper, Paul Dooley, and James Syler. In Spring 2013 Mr. Shade premiered This World Alive by Steve Danyew, a piece for winds and film based on the work of Ansel Adams.