Bronx Arts Ensemble is excited to announce its Community Residency at College of Mount Saint Vincent with an inaugural performance of MUSIQUE DE FÊTE in The Chapel on Sunday, November 19th at 2 PM.
Our 51st season, A Focus on the Human Condition, examines all the rituals and experiences that make us human. Musique de fête is an exploration of the “less refined” aspects of merrymaking, and includes works that evoke folk themes, lazy summer days, and a night of overindulgence. Includes works by William Grant Still, Arturo Marquez, Adriana Verdie, Ana Sokolovic, Samuel Barber, and Lalo Schifrin.
Miniatures for Woodwind Quintet – William Grant Still
I Ride an Old Paint
Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land
A Frog Went A-Courtin’
Danza de Mediodia – Arturo Marquez
Tangoescente – Adriana Verdie
Bubblegum Grass/Peppermint Field – Angélica Negrón
Chansons à boire – Ana Sokolović
Donesi vina krmarice (bring wine, waiter)
U ranu zoru (in the early dawn)
Ja sam ja, Jeremija (I am me, Jeremija)
Krcmarice jos vina natoci (the waiter pours more wine)
Summer Music – Samuel Barber
La Nouvelle Orleans – Lalo Schifrin
THERESA NORRIS, flutist, is a “Motown” girl who performed with Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Symphony before coming to New York. She has been an Artist Member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble for more than 30 years, while enjoying a busy orchestral and chamber music career playing with many groups in New York City and the surrounding area. Theresa has performed with St. Bart’s Music Festival, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Berkshire Opera, Philip Glass Ensemble and many others, as well as on Broadway. When not performing or teaching, Theresa can be found tending her garden or cooking and entertaining friends. On that rare night off, she’s with her husband Charley, bowling and groovin’ to the music at the Brooklyn Bowl.
A native of Moscow, oboist BORIS BAEV left Russia at the age of 16 to study music performance at Germany’s Stuttgart Conservatory. He performed with the International Bach Academy, Stuttgart State Opera, and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, and was principal oboe for Israel’s Haifa Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to the United States, he has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Westchester Philharmonic, Northeastern Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, Albany Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and in numerous Broadway shows. Boris is on the oboe faculty at Adelphi University on Long Island.
Bronx–born clarinetist MITCHELL KRIEGLER graduated from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Charles Russo, Conrad Kuchay and Robert Renino. He performs at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. He is an Artist Member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble and Linden Quintet, and performs with the New York City Opera Orchestra
Horn player WILDEN DANNENBERG is active in the New York area as hornist, conductor, arranger and organist. Recent highlights include the premiere of Silver, Blue, a Carnegie Hall-commissioned quintet for horn and strings by T.J. Cole, multiple collaborations as conductor and performer with composer Tania León, and a performance of Schumann’s Konzertstücke for four horns and orchestra. A native of South Georgia, Wilden holds degrees from Florida State University and SUNY Stony Brook, and is an alum of Ensemble Connect, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School. He is a member of the New York-based quintet Connect Five, Artist Member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble, teaching artist for Carnegie Hall and faculty member at Adelphi University.
Bassoonist ATSUKO SATO is a graduate of the Toho School of Music in Japan and Juilliard School of Music in New York. A former member of the Detroit Symphony, she is a member of the Queens Symphony. Active as a freelancer in the Tri-State area, Atsuko is an original member of the orchestra for The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest running production. Her playing can be heard on the Emmy Award-winning television show Wonder Pets. A notable chamber music musician, she performs with a variety of groups including Grammy-nominated Englewinds and Double Entendre, as well as with the Bronx Arts Ensemble as Artist Member.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and District 11 Council member Eric Dinowitz and District 81 Assembly member Jeffrey Dinowitz.