Lynn Gaubatz was the only musician invited to perform at the International Holocaust Conference in Vienna, Austria, in 1999, where she performed a solo work by exiled Viennese composer Egon Wellesz at the official reception given by the Burgermeister of Vienna. Through her research into the lives and work of composers whose work was labeled Entartete Musik (ôdegenerate musicö) because it was created by Jewish composers or dissidents, Gaubatz is uncovering and performing music that was banned by Hitler, much of it never before published or performed.
Named ôOne of AmericaÆs Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Womenö by Glamour Magazine, Gaubatz has performed as a soloist in Europe, North and South America, and Africa. Her critically-acclaimed performances of MozartÆs Bassoon Concerto have been broadcast on three continents by PBS, and she is the only bassoonist ever to have a recital broadcast worldwide by Voice of America. She has played as principal bassoonist under Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Georg Solti and others, and she has performed at music festivals around the world. She taught at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, for two years, and has given master classes throughout Europe, South America, and the U.S.
Frank Conlon is on the faculties of George Washington University and the Levine School of Music, and is director of music at the Church of the Annunciation in Washington and at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. He has taught at the Catholic University School of Music and the Ellington School of the Arts, and he has served as artist-in-residence for the D.C. Public School System.