The Climate Message: Sharon Tenhundfeld

Sharon Tenhundfeld – viola
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA

Playing a portion of a Tango by Zimbalist from the Suite of Spanish dances, “Sarasateana.”


Sharon Tenhundfeld is a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator. Most recently, she has held the titled positions of Principal Viola with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has also appeared as guest with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony. As a chamber musician, Ms. Tenhundfeld has collaborated with many artists and ensembles such as Yo-Yo Ma, James Buswell, Parker String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, rock band Jethro Tull and was former violist of the Elan String Quartet. Ms. Tenhundfeld has also been a member of Boston’s premier new music ensemble, Callithumpian Consort and can be heard on several of their recordings found on Mode Records.


If you’re a performer in any idiom, please consider joining the Climate Message Video Festival, an online initiative bringing together musicians from all over the world to increase awareness of climate change.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Turn on video recording on your cellphone or webcam.

2. Play or sing 20-30 seconds of music – anything you like.

3. Speak to the camera, in any language you like. Say your name, your location, and some sentence like, “Climate change is a danger to us all — time to take action.”

4. Play or sing another 20-30 seconds of music.

5. Turn off video.

6. Email file to

7. There is no 7. You’re done.

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