"EDWARD W. HARDY, WHO COMPOSED THE OMNIPRESENT MUSIC, PLAYS THE VIOLIN SUPERBLY " - The New York Times

 

 

"THE SHOW (The Woodsman)  IS ALSO BEAUTIFULLY ACCOMPANIED, ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY, BY THE VIOLINIST EDWARD W. HARDY, WHOSE SCORE SUGGESTS THE DUSTY SOUND OF METHODIST HYMNS AND MODEST SOCIAL DANCE." - New York Magazine (Vulture)

 

 

"WHAT WE CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO: THE HAUNTING VIOLIN SOLOS FROM OFF-BROADWAY'S THE WOODSMAN, PLAYED BY EDWARD W. HARDY" - BroadwayWorld.com

 

 

THE STRAINS OF A VIOLIN ARE A PERFECT BACKDROP TO THE EERIE ATMOSPHERE THAT ENVELOPS MUNCHKINLAND, THANKS TO EDWARD W. HARDY, THE COMPOSER/MUSIC DIRECTOR AND VIOLINIST  Huffington Post

 

 

EVOCATIVE BUNRAKU PUPPETS, HAUNTING VOCAL SOUND EFFECTS AND A LONE VIOLINIST (COMPOSER EDWARD W. HARDY) TO TELL THE BACKSTORY OF DOROTHY’S CHERISHED TIN MAN - Timeout New York (Critic's Pick****)

 

 

"THE SUBSEQUENT NARRATIVE IS TOLD PRIMARILY THROUGH MOVEMENT AND WORDLESS INTERACTIONS SET TO A VIOLIN UNDERSCORE (BEAUTIFULLY TEXTURED FOLK MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED

BY EDWARD W. HARDY)." - TheaterMania

 

 

 

"WHILE THE PUPPETRY AND THE THEATER WIZARDRY ARE IN FULL EFFECT THROUGHOUT THE PERFORMANCE, IT IS EDWARD W. HARDY WHO SHINES BRIGHTER THAN ANY PAIR OF SILVER SHOES. THE COMPOSER-VIOLINIST MANIFESTED A MINIMALIST SCORE ALL-PERVADING WITHIN THE TOTALITY OF THE SHOW; EACH NOTE ADDS SUBTEXT OR TENSION TO EVERY MOMENT."

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"LISTEN TO HARDY PLAY A BEAUTIFUL SELECTION FROM THE ALBUM (THE WOODSMAN ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY SOLO RECORDING) IN THE RECORDING STUDIO!"

- BroadwayWorld.com

 

 

"EDWARD WELLINGTON HARDY, A STUDENT AT THE AARON COPLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC, QUEENS COLLEGE, AND A STUDENT OF DANIEL PHILLIPS (WELL KNOWN TO FANS OF SPOLETO FESTIVAL'S CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES), TACKLED "SUMMER" WITH VIGOR, CONTROL AND EXPRESSIVENESS." - The Post And Courier

 

 

"IT (THE PEARL DIVER) WAS MAGICAL FROM THE MOMENT I WALKED INTO THE THEATRE. LOVED THE SCRIPT, THE MUSIC WAS AMAZING, PERFECT, AND SO BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED (EDWARD W. HARDY)." - Joan Melton, NY Classical Theatre Associate Artist

 

 

“YOU CREATED A PEARL OF A PRODUCTION! WHAT A WONDERFUL USE OF THE SPACE, YOUR TALENT AND I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT YOUR "ORCHESTRA". HE (EDWARD W. HARDY) WAS BRILLIANT AND ADDED SO MUCH! VERY CLEVER! BRAVO!" - Kate Weiman, Blue Hill Troupe

 

 

"WITH A JAPANESE-STYLE SCORE BY EDWARD W. HARDY, THE SHOW CELEBRATES THE COURAGE OF THE HEROINE, WHO OUTMANEUVERS THE DRAGON NOT WITH A WEAPON BUT WITH MUSIC: A LULLABY.  "  -  The New York Times (Feature)

 

 

“THE VIOLIN MUSIC REMINISCENT OF PRE-CIVIL WAR FOLK PULLS THE  AUDIENCE INTO THE SCENE, EERILY NOTIFYING THE SPECTATORS OF THE DANGER THAT LAY MOMENTS AWAY."  -  Manhattan With A Twist  

 

 

"THE STORY IS TOLD THROUGH A COMBINATION OF MOVEMENT AND MUSIC WITH MOOD-SETTING VIOLIN ACCOMPANIMENT COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY THE TALENTED EDWARD W. HARDY."  -  TheaterMania

 

 

"MUSIC THROUGHOUT PROVIDED BY VIOLINIST EDWARD W. HARDY WHO REALLY SET THE MOOD OF THIS POIGNANT TALE OF HOW THE WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST ENSLAVED THE MUNCHKINS."  -  Hi Drama

 

 

"THE WOODSMAN ALSO FEATURES A BEAUTIFUL VIOLIN ACCOMPANIST (EDWARD W. HARDY) WHO PLAYS IN THE STYLE OF PRE-CIVIL WAR FOLK MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRETY OF THE PRODUCTION. THE MUSIC HELPS ILLUSTRATE WHAT IS HAPPENING ON STAGE WITH EACH OF THE SONGS." - NY Theatre Guide

 

 

"EDWARD W. HARDY'S PLAYING SERVED AS A GORGEOUS UNDERTONE OF AUDIBLE EMOTIONS." - Theasy.com

 

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