After studying flute while attending DuSable High School in Chicago, Harold Jones won a scholarship to Sherwood Music School and became a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He went to New York in 1955 and was awarded a scholarship to Juilliard, where he received the "Outstanding Woodwind Player" award. He continued his studies with the renowned Marcel Moyse, and in 1966 made his New York recital debut at Town Hall, later appearing at CAMI Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Jordan Hall in Boston. He has been soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Bach Aria Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, American Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonia, National Orchestral Association, Municipal Concerts Orchestra, and Symphony of the New World. He has appeared frequently with Today's Artists in New York, San Francisco, and at the Yachats Music Festival in Oregon. In addition to his solo performances, he has collaborated with the prize winning Audubon Quartet, Fresk Quartet, internationally renowned pianist Leon Bates, and guitarist Peter Segal. Pianist Colette Valentine, a prizewinner in the Gina Bachauer and the University of Maryland International Piano Competitions, has performed in solo and chamber concerts throughout much of the USA, as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Recent appearances include performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Ms. Valentine also teaches and serves as staff accompanist for numerous competitions. Recording engineers: Terry Keenan and Stephanie Rogers. Mastering: Marnie Hall. Recorded at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. DDD. Graphic design: Marnie Hall. Cover photo: Keyai Lee. This recording is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. © Leonarda Productions, Inc. 1993. All rights reserved.