New World Symphony Fellows perform Carl Nielsen's Serenato in Vano. Brad Whitfield, clarinet; Evan Epifanio, bassoon; Alex Love, horn; Rosanna Butterfield, cello; Nathan Lutz, bass. Archival video.
SERENADE IN VAIN
Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Cello, and Double Bass
Recorded Date: 26-01-2014
The daughter of two opera singers, Rosanna Butterfield began private cello lessons and ballet classes at the age of five, and dreamed of becoming a ballerina. When her family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 2001, she started cello lessons with Judith Fraser, who inspired her to pursue a career in music. Rosanna attended Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with Norman Fischer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, in May 2012.
Now a third-year Cello Fellow with the New World Symphony, Miss Butterfield has participated in many community outreach activities. She has travelled to Medellín, Colombia twice to teach at Academia Filarmónica de Medellín as part of NWS' exchange program. In the summer of 2014, Miss Butterfield traveled to Amman, Jordan with Music for Life International, where she worked with Syrian refugees at Za'atari camp. When she's not busy practicing or lying on the beach, she can be found reading, baking, watching movies or singing along to Ella Fitzgerald songs.