Marilyn Cole, oboe; Melissa Kritzer, bassoon; Angela Shankar, clarinet
Marilyn Cole, Melissa Kritzer and Angela Shankar formed Reeds Amis as an ensemble inspired to champion new and unperformed music, particularly the music of women composers. Both the group and its members have commissioned and premiered new works for their instruments, including collaborations with The Chelsea Symphony.
Reeds Amis has been working on the Fernande Decruck Project since 2013. In August 2015, they were invited to perform and present the unpublished works of Decruck at the International Double Reed Society Convention in Tokyo. After raising $16,397 on Indiegogo, far surpassing their targeted goal, Reeds Amis not only had the opportunity to tour Tokyo but they were able to professionally record the six reed trios and piano sextet of Decruck in the spring of 2016. The CD; Reeds Amis, The Reed Trios of Fernande Decruck, is now available for purchase and it can be found on CD Baby, iTunes, Google Play Music, and Spotify.
Based in New York City, members of the trio can be heard playing on Broadway, in orchestras throughout the region including the Rochester, Albany, Syracuse and Binghamton Philharmonics, and in venues such as Avery Fischer Hall, the United Nations, and Carnegie Hall.
They have taught at The New School and Michigan State University, and have performed with orchestras across the United States including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
This ensemble performs for private parties and events in addition to giving recitals. To book Reeds Amis, please visit the contact page.