SOUND AND SKY

Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 3 PM

Suggested Donation: $5.00

Sound and Sky performers

THE WAH CENTER (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center), WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY is pleased to present SOUND AND SKY, an afternoon concert featuring the Sonora Trio. This is a unique New York City-based music group consists of composer/pianist Judith Sainte Croix, flutist Andrew Bolotowsky and guitarist Oren Fader. Together they play a wide range of instruments from around the world - both classical and indigenous. The following instruments are in the trio's performances; electric and acoustic guitars, piccolo, C, alto and bass flutes, Egyptian ney, penny whistles, ethnic pipes & whistles, recorders, Native American flutes and drums, wooden and bass baroque flutes, ocarinas, mosenos, tarkas, rainstick, shakers, cymbals, piano, synthesizer, keyboards as well as voices - spoken and sung. This afternoon program will include scores by Gabriel Faure, Toru Takemitsu, Antonio Jobim, Eric Satie and Judith Sainte Croix.

In addition, the group combines visual arts, literature and dance with contemporary chamber music as a part of their vision. This concert features hand carved and painted masks of the indigenous Brunka from Costa Rica, poems by the Inuit Uvavnuk, Goyahkla of the Chiricahua Apache, Shakespeare and Theobald and dance performances by Mark DeGarmo and Marie Bake- Lee.

ANDREW BOLOTOWSKY, Flautist (C. Alto and Baroque Flute Mosenos), 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.

OREN FADER, Guitarist (Electric Guitar), has performed the traditional and contemporary classical guitar repertory around the globe, with such diverse groups as James Levine's Met Chamber Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Speculum Musicae, among many. He has appeared at such noted festivals as Aspen and Tanglewood. With the award-winning new-music ensembles Cygnus, Fireworks, and Glass Farm, he has premiered over 75 solo and chamber works by Wuorinen, Babbitt, Machover, and others. His upcoming events include a 90th birthday celebration for Milton Babbitt with the Cygnus Ensemble and the premiere of a work by Wuorinen. Mr. Fader is a member of the guitar and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music

JUDITH SAINTE CROIX, Composer/Performer (Piano, Voice, Indigenous Instruments), writes opera as well as chamber, orchestral and electronic music. She describes her work as transformational, often expressing themes of social and environmental awareness. The sound palette is lyrical and atmospheric with interruptions of driving rhythms, drawing on both ancient and futuristic sounds. Fellowships she has received include the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, a Composition Fellows Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a residency at the Julia and David White Artist Colony in Colon, Costa Rica. Ms. Sainte Croix's awards/commissions include the Gaudeamus Award in the Netherlands for orchestral composition. The New York State Council on the Arts, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Jerome, Heathcote and Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundations, and the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Program. Recently she received commissions from Chamber Music America, the Rhode Island Symphony and the American Composers Forum.

MARK DeGARMO, Choreographer, ia a Fulbright recipient. DeGarmo’s artistic vision includes site-specific choreography, dance to live music and presenting multicultural traditions from Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala. He will be joined by MARIE BAKER-LEE who has been described as “marvelous” and cited for “excellence” performing with many companies in New York City.