Ben Whittenburgline

Ben WhittenburgCellist Ben Whittenburg was educated at Colgate University and Boston University, where he studied with George Neikrug. He was active in New England, playing with the New Hampshire, Nashua, and Vermont Symphonies. Ben moved to New York City in 1980 and played many chamber music concerts, giving world premieres with the Algonquin String Quartet and the New York New Music Ensemble. He also did extensive touring with Opera Northeast and NewYork City Opera National Company. In 1985, Ben traveled to Naples, Italy to play with the Opera Orchestra in the Teatro di San Carlo. Mr. Whittenburg settled in Roxbury, NY in 2002 but still travels to New York City to play with The Orchestra of St. Lukes and the Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola under Kent Trittle, as well as in the Broadway shows "Hairspray" and "Wicked". Ben has played in the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra since 1999, and was recently asked to join the Festival Musical De Santo Domingo under Philippe Entremont. He currently teaches cello at Hartwick College and performs with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany Pro Musica and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.