Mr. Foah is the Founder of Visioneering® International, Inc. He has combined his talents in music and the visual arts with a prescient ability to work with emerging technologies, to become one of the founding members of the audiovisual/multimedia industry. As the principle audiovisual consultant to the United Nations for almost 40 years, Mr. Foah brought a powerful artistic sensibility combined with financial management skills to exhibitions, Visitors’ Centers and World Fair pavilions as well as many productions and installations for corporate clients.
He is Executive Producer and Music Director of ‘Recombinant DNA’® – a series of seven Frequency Operas®. The World Premiere of the first, The Birth of Color, was an official selection of the Budapest Arts Festival, Budapest, Hungary.
He is producer and music director for Creativity in Captivity® a series of dramatic and musical performances of music written by those while in the concentration and internment camps of
World War II.
Currently Foah is Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Atlanta Musicians’ Orchestra, a community orchestra. He has grown the orchestra from a handful of musicians to over 40 in his tenure. Foah also conducts MusicAAtlanta®, a professional orchestra.
The Atlanta Musicians’ Orchestra was originally founded in 1999, and at the time, was known as the Atlanta Lawyers' Orchestra. It was modeled after established lawyer’s orchestras in New York, Boston and Chicago, and was created to bring together instrumentalists from the legal field to share their love of music.
Today, the AMO is led by Maestro Dahlan Robert Foah, who has done a tremendous job of increasing both the musical quality of the orchestra and the membership. The AMO perform six concerts a year, aiming to bring high quality music to the community and be an approachable ambassador to introduce new audiences to timeless classics.
Our roster today includes over 50 musicians from a variety of professional backgrounds. New members are welcome, and there are no auditions required. The orchestra is growing in scope and in skill, and in the next several years is planning several milestone performances while working to improve its supporter base. We hope you will continue to enjoy great music with us!
Mr. Richman has served as Music Director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and has recently completed a 12-year tenure as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Richman received a GRAMMY Award (2011) in the category of Best Classical Crossover Album for having conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Christopher Tin’s classical/world fusion album, Calling All Dawns. He has appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras around the world.
In November, 2009, as the result of an NEA commission, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra premiered his Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant. September, 2015, brought the now critically-acclaimed Albany Records release of a new CD, IN TRUTH Lucas Richman, which features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performing his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth (Jeffrey Biegel, piano), in addition to his Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra: The Clearing (Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe) and Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra (Inbal Segev, cello).
Master of Ceremonies
Honora Foah is the President and Creative Director of Mythic Imagination Institute™ and Creative Director of Visioneering International.
A pioneer of multi-disciplinary art, Ms Foah’s New York based dance theatre company incorporated movement, voice, music, food, art installation and projection. The company was a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts.
After 10 years with the company, Ms Foah began studies in Waldorf Education helping to found 3 schools.
She was the chief producer and designer for 2 World Expo Pavilions for the United Nations, in Italy and Korea. Other notable design projects include work for the Hayden Planetarium, Fernbank Science Center and several children’s hospitals.
Myth and mythic imagination have always been an important part of her work and life. Currently, her main concentration is on the Mythic Imagination project Creativity in Captivity and her own performance cycle, Recombinant DNA.
Educated at the University of Naples, Leide-Tedesco did his post graduate studies in Czechoslovakia (1925–1931), receiving his Doctorate in Philology and Sociology.
From 1922-1935 Leide-Tedesco conducted many of the leading symphony orchestras of Central Europe including the Philharmonics of Prague, Vienna and Pressburg.
Leide-Tedesco conducted the
New Chamber Symphony of New York City from 1932-1935. The first performances of his own compositions were broadcast during this time over the NBC chain from Rockefeller Center.In 1952 Rafael Kubelik conducted the first Chicago Symphony Orchestra
performance of Leide-Tedesco's For Harvest Time, Prelude of Dances.
Leide-Tedesco first visited the United States in 1912 and became a U.S. citizen in 1932. Between 1935 and 1945, he served with the United States Government where he was Chairman of Cultural Programs for the Office of Education. He also held positions with the United States Department of State and the Institute of International Understanding. He lectured widely in the United States and Latin America and campaigned for fairer immigration laws and better integration of new immigrants.
Kenn Wagner has been a first violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1995, and has also served as acting assistant concertmaster of the ASO for one season.
Wagner is a graduate of Indiana University where he trained with Joseph Gingold, former Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. Before completing his undergraduate degree at Indiana University, Wagner won a position with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, with coaching from Vernon Summers of the National Symphony and former Concertmaster of both Atlanta and National Symphonies, William Steck.
Wagner is currently on faculty at both Kennesaw State University and Morehouse College.
Cello professor at the University of New Mexico since 1999, Schepps' career includes concerti in the US and abroad. He has performed solo and chamber NPR broadcasts, recitals at NY's Lincoln Center Library, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, concerts with the Parker (Grammy winners) and La Catrina string quartets. He is a member of the Grand Teton Festival, NM Philharmonic, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Principal of Opera Southwest. An international master class teacher, he studied at New York's Mannes and Manhattan schools of music, AZ State University (DMA; thesis on Fournier's interpretations of Beethoven), Banff Centre and the Yale/Norfolk chamber festival.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dan began his violin studies with his father, Carl Salzinger. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance at The Ohio State University and Miami University of Ohio, respectively, Dan moved to the Washington, D.C. area and established a productive musical-performance schedule in regional orchestras, including the McLean Orchestra , the Mount Vernon Chamber Orchestra, and the World Bank Orchestra, as concertmaster. After living in Washington D.C., Dan moved back to Cleveland. where he played with the Suburban Symphony Orchestra and was a Board Member and the Treasurer for the orchestra for five years. Having moved to Marietta in 2006, Dan joined the Georgia Philharmonic and soon became the Assistant Concertmaster from 2007 - 2010. In addition to being Concertmaster of the Atlanta Musicians' Orchestra, Dan is also a violinist in the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra. Dan is the Chief Financial Officer of
The No-Load Fund Investor, LLC, a leading publisher of investment advisories for individual investors and financial advisers.