BEYOND BAROQUE

Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7:30 PM

Suggested Donation: $5.00

the performers

THE WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY is pleased to present BEYOND BAROQUE, an evening concert devoted to music from the Baroque period (1600-1750). This concert will feature a quartet who will perform the scores of James Hook, Alessandro Scarlatti, Tomaso Albinoni, Marco Antonio Aiani, Giovanni Bononcini, Anton Stadler, J.S. Bach and Alessandro Scarlatti. Musicians Andrew Bolotowsky will play the Baroque Flute, Greg Bynum on a recorder, Mary Hurlbut (Soprano) will sing and Paula Rand will play the Baroque Bassoon. This program is more than a classical concert - it combines both traditional woodwind instruments, voice and non-traditional instruments such as a recorder to further elaborate the complexity of sound through the expansion of range and scale.

ANDREW BOLOTOWSKY (Baroque Flute) is a well-known and frequently recorded flautist from New York City. He studied with William Kincaid, Elaine Schaffer and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Mr. Bolotowsky has performed over three thousand concerts throughout the United States and with many orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the region, including the Pan American Orchestra, the Westchester Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Brooklyn Baroque, the SOHO Baroque Opera Company, Downtown Music Ensemble and the Wood Hill Chamber Players. He has performed live on numerous radio and television stations such as WNYC, NBC and CBS. Mr. Bolotowsky has given premières of countless new works for flute by composers such as Dave Brubeck, Alan Hovhaness, Frank Wigglesworth, Jackson MacLow and Beth Anderson and they can be heard on many record labels including Newport Classics, 4Tay, Frog Peak, Stereo Society, New World Records, Orion, Quill Classics, Sonic Muse, and CRI.

GREGORY BYNUM (Recorder) has received fellowships to study in England and at the Amherst Early Music Festival in Massachusetts. He has studied recorder with Marion Verbruggen, Han Tol, Matthias Weilenman, Matthias Maute, and Pamela Thorby; and has performed with Brooklyn Baroque, with members of the Yale Music faculty including Jaap Schroeder, and with faculty of the Mannes College of Music. Mr. Bynum has taught at the Bloomingdale House of Music in Manhattan and in the music program at the Center for Creative Youth in Middletown, CT. His performance venues include the Middletown, NY Thrall Library; the historic Old Stone House in Brooklyn; Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum; Yale University's Sprague Hall and other numerous venues throughout New York and Connecticut. Mr. Bynum is also a Co-Director of the chamber series, “Music at Morris-Jumel” and a former member of the Manhattan Recorder Orchestra. He also appears as a guest performer on the recordings Northern Lights: Music by Brunnemüller, Telemann, Bach, and Richter (Quill Classics 1005) and The Pleasures of the French: Music of Hotteterre, Boismortier, Jacquet de la Guerre, Corrette, Couperin, and Barrière (Quill Classics 1007). In addition, he has performed live on New York City's WKCR radio and has also been heard on WNYC (New York Public Radio).

MARY HURLBUT (Soprano) has participated in performances with Down Town Music Productions, Gravesend Players, American Landmark Festivals, Brooklyn Baroque, Music Downtown, The Lark Ascending, American Festival of Microtonal Music, The New Music Consort, Cygnus Ensemble, The NJ Percussion Ensenble and SoHo Baroque Opera. She has been featured on Fortay, Frog Peak and Tarmac recordings. Ms. Hurlbut has premiered works by John Cage, Elodie Lauten, Jim Theobald, Jackson Maclow, Anne Tardos, Franz Kamin, Casey Mullen, Harold Seletsky and Dan Levitan. She has had the good fortune of performing in Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, LaMama La Galleria, The Knitting Factory, Roulette and Weill Hall. Ms. Hurlbut currently teaches at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Greenwich House Music School, The Dwight Englewood School and The Vaughn College of Aeronautics. She has been a student of Antonia Lavanne, Angelica Lozada, Priscilla Woodley and Chiara Caffarelli. In addition to voice, Ms. Hurlbut has studied piano with Elka Kirkpatrick, Michel Ashmore and Bernice Sjogren. She received a MM, The Mannes College of Music, BA, William Paterson University and AA Cottey College.

PAULA RAND (Baroque Bassoon) performs on recorders, dulcian, baroque and classical bassoons.* She has appeared with many companies including The Grand Band, Mannes Camerata, Bel Canto Opera, Jose Limón Dance Company, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, Handel Choir of Baltimore, American Classical Orchestra, American Virtuosi, REBEL Baroque Orchestra, Vox Ama Deus, The Gravesend Players and Early Music New York-Frederick Renz, Director. Ms. Rand was a member of the ARTEK Baroque and Classical Orchestras from 1990-2007. She has performed with The Hopewell Consort for ten years and is a member of The Continuo Players, Sinfonia Praetorius and Traverse Music.

THE WAH Center is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization founded in 1996 by artist and philanthropist Yuko Nii. It is a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic community, and to create a bridge between local, national and international artists, as well as emerging and established artists of all disciplines.