Performance Calendar
Performance Calendar


Historical Performance


Baroque horn player R.J. Kelley has performed with the New York Philharmonic, N.Y.C. Opera, N.Y.C. Ballet, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus, and the Aspen Wind Quintet, among others. He is principal horn with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nicolas McGegan, the Santa Fe Pro Musica and Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra under Kenneth Slowik, and the American Classical Orchestra under Thomas Crawford. He has played with the Portland Baroque Orchestra directed by Monica Huggett and the Washington Bach Consort under Reilly Lewis. Festivals where he has played and taught include Edinburgh, the BBC Proms-London, Mostly Mozart, Boston Early Music, Ravinia, Tanglewood, and many more. A partial list of his recordings includes Beethoven’s Sextet and Septet (MusicMasters), piano quintets by Mozart and Beethoven with Helicon Winds (Helicon); and Vivaldi’s Concerti for Diverse Instruments (Reference) and Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire (Harmonia Mundi USA)—both with the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra. He has recorded Bach’s Mass in F with the Washington Bach Consort and Schoenberg’s reduction of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Smithsonian Chamber Players (Slowik). The latter was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. Kelley is a faculty member at Colorado College and Hartwick College. He has given lecture-recitals and master classes at Florida State University, San Jose State University, Rutgers University, University of Montana, and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Kelley has been a Juilliard faculty member since 2011.