Adeline Tomasone

Adeline Tomasone

Adeline Tomasone - Flute

Phone Number: 856-256-4500, extension 53501
Office: Wilson Hall 126


Adeline Tomasone entered the Curtis Institute at the age of 17 after having already appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra three times. A Philadelphia native, she spent her young evenings and weekends making music with friends at All City, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and more. Her career post-Curtis has been both varied and challenging. Spanning venues from the symphony to the opera stage to the studios and musical pits, she has performed for such diverse artists as Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Yul Brynner, Patti LuPone, Luciano Pavarotti, Rock Hudson and Rod Stewart.

As a soloist she has performed with The Chamber Orchestra of Mexico City, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Mozart Orchestra, Temple University Wind Ensemble, Immaculata Symphony, the Lower Merion Symphony and the Pottstown Symphony. Solo recitals have included a Matinee Musicale (Phila. Orchestra Women’s Committee series), a solo recital at Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City, a lecture-recital in the city-wide Festival Mythos, an unaccompanied recital for Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia and, more recently, a three-event series based on the concept of collage that was part of the Phila. International Festival for the Arts. Last season, Dr Ad delivered a recital of African American music ranging from Joplin to Jimi Hendrix.

As a chamber ensemble member, she has performed with the Davidsbund Chamber Players, Mozart Society Orchestra, Fairmount Woodwind Quintet for Young Audiences, Festival of St Cyprien, France, University of the Arts Woodwind Quintet (Philadelphia Orchestra Ballroom Series), and the Bach Chamber Consort of Philadelphia.

As an orchestral freelancer, Dr Ad has performed with the Trenton Symphony, The Performance Orchestra, Pottstown Symphony, Lyric Opera Co., Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Opera Ebony, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and in the show pits of the Walnut, Merriam and Forrest Theaters as well as the Academy of Music. She was an original member of the Philly Pops and spent a season with the Philadelphia Orchestra upon the death of Murray Panitz, her teacher at Curtis, including a tour of Japan.

Playing within that august studio ensemble, The Sound of Philadelphia, Dr. Ad can be heard on the iconic “Close the Door” by Teddy Pendergrass (The Nutty Professor) and on many other Sigma Sound and Philadelphia International Records tunes and soundtracks.

She has taught and presented master classes throughout the US, in Europe, Canada and Mexico, University of the Arts, Settlement Music School, Elon College, Vermont Chamber Music Seminar, Wilmington Music School, and Darlington Arts Center. She began her university-level teaching at the age of 20 for University of the Arts (21 years) where she later served as coordinating teacher with Julius Baker. She has also taught at Community College of Philadelphia, Immaculata University and Rowan University.

In the summers of 2007 and 2016, she performed at the NFA Annual Convention in Albuquerque NM, then in San Diego, CA. She has presented papers at Dartmouth, and The Hawaii International Conference for Arts and Humanities among others. Her papers have appeared in Flute Talk (“Another Look at the Reinecke Undine”), “C Change” for JMALS and “Ben Franklin and Music” for The Franklin Gazette. Her solo CD, Fantaisies, is available at Flute World.

Dr. Tomasone holds the Bachelor’s from Curtis, MALS from Rutgers, MM from Rowan and her DMA from Temple. She is Principal Flute of Opera Philadelphia.

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