crescendo: mike goldberg & friends

Michael Goldberg, Artistic Director and Clarinet, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.  He has performed on tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and with the original Broadway production of "Into The Woods."  He has also recorded for CBS Masterworks.  Michael is an Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet and Instrumental Conducting at Randolph-Macon College and serves as clarinet instructor at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County.  He has performed with many ensembles throughout central Virginia, including the Richmond Symphony, Williamsburg Choral Guild, Richmond Philharmonic, and Commonwealth Winds.  An accomplished conductor, he is the Music Director of the Central Virginia Wind Symphony, a group of the most talented high school musicians in the region, and has served as Assistant Conductor of the Richmond Philharmonic.

Lynda Edwards, Bassoon, performs regularly as a freelance bassoonist in Richmond and Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra, the Williamsburg Symphonia, and the Charlottesville Chamber Orchestra.  Lynda studied in Philadelphia with Adelchi Angelucci and at Indiana University with Leonard Sharrow.  She holds two degrees from West Chester State University in Pennsylvania.  Formerly, Lynda was a full-time bassoonist with the Richmond Symphony and traveled extensively with the Richmond Symphony Quintet, destinations including Africa, Japan and Jamaica.  When she has time away from her music, she manages her own small business called "Pets At Home," where she takes care of pets when their owners are away. 


  • Quintet for Clarinet & Strings-1st movement4:40
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik-1st movement.mp31:07
  • Quintet for Piano & Winds-1st movement.mp31:08
  • Divertimento, K 439b-1st movement.mp30:39
  • Divertimento, K 439b-4th movement.mp30:44
  • Divertimento, K 439b-5th movement.mp30:42
  • Divertimento-2nd movement.mp30:53
  • Divertimento-3rd movement.mp30:51
  • Divertimento.mp31:03

Anton Reicha:  Quintet for Clarinet & Strings
W.A. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusic (string quartet)

W.A. Mozart: Quintet for Piano & Winds
W.A. Mozart: Divertimento, K439b (woodwind trio)

Alan Hovhaness: Divertimento
Carl Stamitz: Divertimento


The Crescendo Wind Trio


Victoria Hamrick, Oboe
Michael Goldberg, Clarinet
Lynda Edwards, Bassoon

Timothy Judd, Violin, has been a member of the Richmond Symphony since 2002.  He is a native of upstate New York and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the degrees Bachelor of Music and Master of Music.  His principal teachers include Oleh Krysa, Anastasia Jempelis and Charles Haupt.  Timothy has performed with the Syracuse Symphony, Albany Symphony, Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and the Virginia Symphony.  In addition to performing, he has contributed to artjournal and Orchestra Musician Forum.  As a teacher, he maintains a private violin studio in Richmond.  For more information, visit

"Crescendo: Mike Goldberg & Friends" is a Richmond-based chamber music ensemble that performs for a variety of events.  The group has hosted several concerts to benefit local humane organizations.  Each concert usually involves different instrumentation, whether it be strings, winds, piano or voice. 


If you are interested in having members of Crescendo perform at a wedding or other special function, you may contact us via e-mail at  We feature a violin/clarinet duo, woodwind trio, string quartet and virtually any other combination of instruments. 

Jeremy McEntire, Flute, received his Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from VCU in 1997.  He completed his Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory in 1999.  Jeremy then spent two years as Principal Flute in the Orquesta Sinfonica de la U.A.N.L. in Monterrey, Mexico.  He has also served as piccolist in the Richmond Symphony, and he regularly performs with the Roanoke Symphony.  Jeremy is a trained Suzuki Flute Teacher and also serves as Adjunct Flute Instructor at the University of Richmond.  In addition to flute, Jeremy teaches piano and Music for Young Children at the Talent Developing Studio in Hanover County, having himself studied piano from the age of 3.

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Charles Hulin, Piano,  teaches piano and music history at Southeastern University and is program coordinator for the Lasker Summer Music Festival.  He is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School of Music.  In 1996, he was awarded second prize in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.  He has presented numerous solo and chamber music performances on college campuses, including the United States Naval Academy, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma, Longwood University, Winthrop University, Mansfield University, and Hartwick College.  He has performed with the Charlotte and North Carolina Symphonies, the Georgetown University Orchestra and Chorus, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, the American Youth Harp Ensemble, and the Richmond Ballet.  Charles writes informally about music at your paragraph here.

Victoria Hamrick, Oboe, holds a Bachelor of Music with honors from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Harry Sargous, and a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied with Allan Vogel. She also attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory, where she studied with Sarah Bloom. She has performed with the San Diego Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, the Virginia Symphony, and the Williamsburg Symphonia. Victoria has also been a guest musician at the Catalina Island Chamber Music Festival in California.  Since moving to Richmond in 1994, she has become a sought after freelance musician across the Commonwealth.