On October 13th and 14th Piano by Nature presents the Trillium Ensemble in a set of concerts entitled Whacky, Jazzy, and Gnarly. Need we say more? We invite you to experience something fun, new, and different as you savor the melodies of Fellini sound tracks in a whacky arrangement by Rocco Abate, tap your foot to German composer Delanoff’s jazzy trio and Julie-O by jazz cellist Mark Summer, and marvel at the percussive and angular rhythms of Martinu’s gnarly quartet. There is most-definitely something for everyone at these concerts.
Both concerts will take place at the Historic Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY Saturday, October 13th at 7PM and Sunday, October 14th at 3PM. We ask a $15 donation for all adult tickets and $5 for children under the age of 15. We will take reservations by phone at 518 962 8899 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The room seats 50, so please make your reservations to ensure seating. For more information visit www.pianobynature.org, our Piano by Nature Facebook page, and/or call 518 962 8899.
About the Trillium Ensemble
Here is little more information about the members of Trillium Ensemble:
Marilyn Reynolds, violinist, graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, attaining “First Prize with Distinction” as the student of Andre Gertler. While studying in Brussels she performed in the Belgian Radio Orchestra. Other primary teachers include Margaret Pardee and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Ms. Reynolds studied chamber music under members of the Lenox, Guarneri, New Hungarian, and Vermeer String Quartets. She attended the Meadowmount School of Music and was a Fellow in Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center Orchestra. A former member of New York’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s, she performed, recorded, and toured internationally with the group for many years. As a busy freelancer in New York City, Ms. Reynolds played in dozens of Broadway shows as concertmaster and assistant conductor. Now residing in the North Country, Ms. Reynolds teaches violin and viola at her home in Rouses Point.
Esther Rogers Baker, cellist, moved to Saranac Lake, NY in 2014. Since then Esther has worn many hats teaching strings, coaching chamber music, free-lancing, and working as a private duty health aide. In 2017 Gene and Esther Baker ran a concert series titled ‘The Bakery’; a place for a wide variety of music written since 1900. Esther earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford and a Master of Chamber Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. www.erogerscello.com
Janice Kyle, oboist, received her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University in Sacramento and attended graduate school at Indiana University where she studied with Jerry Sirucek. She previously taught elementary music at Westport Central School and has taught oboe performance at Plattsburgh State University. Janice has performed with various ensembles in the Adirondack region including the Adirondack Wind Ensemble, Champlain Valley Voices Orchestra, Trillium Ensemble, Northern Lights Choir, and Key Winds Trio. To increase the chamber music opportunities for oboe, she likes to borrow from other instruments’ repertoire. Janice and her husband, Hans, live in New Russia, New York. She enjoys cold, snowy winters and skijoring with her dogs.
Timothy Mount, pianist and choral conductor, is Professor Emeritus of conducting at Stony Brook University, one of the leading graduate music programs in the country. He conducted 9 CD’s with professional choirs and orchestras in New York City and Moscow and 2 with the Stony Brook Camerata Singers. Tim guest conducted many choirs and for over 10 years was conductor of the professional chorus and orchestra at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. He published 5 articles concerning choral music and a video, ReRine Your Conducting Technique, available from Santa Barbara Music. A bass-baritone, Tim sang with virtually every professional choir in New York City. He now plays piano chamber music in the north country with the Trillium Chamber Players and others when he isn’t captaining tour boats on Lake Champlain.