Born in Sicily, raised in Jacksonville, FL, Connor Holland is a trumpet player and educator moving to New York City. Self taught flautist, pianist, and harmonica player, Connor is a versatile performer frequently playing trumpet in orchestras and jazz ensembles. In 2020, he made his solo debut performing the (Mac) Haydn Trumpet Concerto as winner of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Currently most active as a chamber musician, he is a member of Amo Brass, which was awarded 1st place for Brass Quintet at both the Plowman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions this spring. Most recently serving as the Morse Post-Graduate Fellow for the Yale Music in Schools Initiative, he also completed two masters degrees at the Yale School of Music (MM ’21/MMA ’22).
Hannah Burke is so excited to be back at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for her second season! Her previous musical theater credits include Xanadu (Mac-Haydn), Waitress (National Tour), as well as various new works in the NYC area. When she is not playing guitar for this season’s awesome shows, Hannah enjoys exploring all the Hudson Valley has to offer – hikes, great dining spots, and farm stands. (She is always open to recommendations!) Back at her home in Jersey City, she works in environmental education while gigging as a guitarist and cellist. To keep up with her balancing these endeavors while making some music of her own, follow her on Instagram at @hannnnahburke. Enjoy the show!