PRESENTING OUR 2016-17 GUEST ARTISTS
     
     
THE SINGERS
     
     
Christine Brandes, soprano   CHRISTINE BRANDES, SOPRANO

Noted for her radiant, crystalline voice and superb musicianship, soprano Christine Brandes brings her committed artistry to repertoire ranging from the 17th century to newly composed works and enjoys an active career in North America and abroad, performing at many of the world's most distinguished festivals and concert series in programs spanning from recitals and chamber music to oratorio and opera.   More

     
     
Thomas Cooley, tenor   THOMAS COOLEY, TENOR

The American tenor Thomas Cooley is quickly establishing a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic – and beyond – as a singer of great versatility, expressiveness, power and virtuosity. He is equally at home on the concert stage and in the opera house, and his repertoire ranges across more than four centuries, encompassing the early masters such as and Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.   More

     
     
Philip Cutlip, baritone   PHILIP CUTLIP, BARITONE

Philip Cutlip has garnered consistent critical acclaim for his performances across North America and Europe. Established on both concert and opera stages, he has performed with a distinguished list of conductors that includes Nicholas McGegan, Yves Abel, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Gerard Schwarz, and Donald Runnicles.   More

     
     
Tyler Duncan, baritone   TYLER DUNCAN, BARITONE

Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Huntsman in Dvorák’s Rusalka. At the Spoleto Festival he debuted as Mr. Friendly in the 18th-century ballad opera Flora, returning the next season as the Speaker in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Other appearances have included the role of Raymondo in Handel’s Almira with the Boston Early Music Festival, Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola with Pacific Opera Victoria; and Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Princeton Festival.   More

     
     
Laura Heimes, soprano   LAURA HEIMES, SOPRANO

Praised for her “sparkle and humor, radiance and magnetism” and hailed for "a voice equally velvety up and down the registers", soprano Laura Heimes is widely regarded as an artist of great versatility, with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century.   She has collaborated with many of the leading figures in early music, including Andrew Lawrence King, Julianne Baird, Tempeste di Mare, The King’s Noyse, Paul O’Dette, Chatham Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, The New York Collegium, The Publick Musick, Brandywine Baroque, Trinity Consort, and Piffaro – The Renaissance Band, a group with whom she has toured the United States.   More

     
     
Eric Jurenas, countertenor   ERIC JURENAS, COUNTERTENOR

Declared by the New York Times as an artist with “beautiful, well-supported tone and compelling expression,” and defined as having an “exceptionally clear tone with vocal flexibility,” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) American countertenor Eric Jurenas is quickly making a name for himself in both the opera and concert scene. After a brief stint as a baritone in his first year of university studies, he made the daunting switch to the opposite side of the vocal spectrum.  More

     
     
Reginald Mobley, countertenor   REIGINALD MOBLEY, COUNTERTENOR

Countertenor Reginald Mobley fully intended to speak his art through watercolors and oil pastels until circumstance demanded that his own voice should speak for itself. Since reducing his visual color palette to the black and white of a score, he has endeavored to open a wider spectrum onstage. Particularly noted for his “crystalline diction and pure, evenly produced tone” (Miami Herald), as well as “elaborate and inventive ornamentation” (South Florida Classical Review), Reggie is rapidly making a name for himself as soloist in Baroque, Classical, and modern repertoire.  More

     
     
Marc Molomot, tenor   MARC MOLOMOT, TENOR

Possessed of a rare high-tenor voice and a winning stage persona that comfortably embraces both comedic and dramatic roles, Marc Molomot enjoys an international career in opera and on the concert stage. Originally known for appearances with the world’s leading early music ensembles, and conductors including William Christie, John Eliot Gardiner, Nicholas McGegan, and Andrew Parrott, Mr. Molomot is now praised as “an excellent actor-singer” in repertoire of all eras.  More

     
     
Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano   SHEREZADE PANTHAKI, SOPRANO

Soprano Sherezade Panthaki’s international success has been fueled by superbly honed musicianship; “shimmering sensitivity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), “astonishing coloratura with radiant top notes” (Calgary Herald); a vocal color “combining brilliance with a dark, plumlike tone” (The Wall Street Journal), and passionately informed interpretations, “mining deep emotion from the subtle shaping of the lines” (The New York Times). An acknowledged star in the early-music field, Ms. Panthaki has developed strong collaborations with many of the world’s leading interpreters.  More

     
     
Aaron Sheehan, tenor   AARON SHEEHAN, TENOR

American tenor Aaron Sheehanhas established himself as a first rate singer in many styles. His voice is heard regularly in the United States, South America, and Europe, and he is equally comfortable in repertoire ranging from oratorio and chamber music, to the opera stage.  More

     
     
THE INSTRUMENTALISTS
     
     
Evan Few, violin   EVAN FEW, VIOLIN

Atlanta native Evan Few has established himself as a leader in his generation of historical performance specialists, having studied and performed repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Gershwin on period instruments. An assertive, collaborative instrumentalist, his affiliations run the gamut from chamber music groups of a few to symphonic masses and include some of the most esteemed, and some of the newest, early music ensembles across Europe and the Americas.   More

     
Stephen Hammer, oboe   STEPHEN HAMMER, OBOE

Stephen Hammer enjoys an eclectic musical life playing and teaching oboes and recorders of all periods. He is principal oboist of the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, the Bach Ensemble, Concert Royal, Clarion Music Society, the Arcadia Players and the Aston Magna festival; he plays recorder with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, and serves as artistic director of the Blue Hill Bach Festival in Maine.   More

     
     
Douglas Kelley, viola da gamba   DOUGLAS KELLEY, VIOLA DA GAMBA

Douglas Kelley has performed on viola da gamba throughout Europe from Amsterdam to Zagreb, and has made numerous tours in Asia.   More

     
     
Stanislav Khristenko, piano   STANISLAV KHRISTENKO, PIANO

Praised for his emotional intensity, charismatic expression, and brilliant technique Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko is one of America's most thought-provoking and eminent young artists. Stanislav Khristenko's performances have captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of 11.   More

     
     
Joshua Lee, Viola da Gamba   JOSHUA LEE, VIOLA DA GAMBA

Joshua Lee, viola da gamba & baroque bass, leads an eclectic musical life performing on viols, violoncello, double bass, and violone with some of the world's leaders in early music. Initially trained as a violinist, he began his studies in historical performance practice at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he was a student of Ann Marie Morgan, Mark Cudek, and Webb Wiggins.   More

     
     
Kyle Miller, Viola   KYLE MILLER, VIOLA

Violist Kyle Miller made his concerto debut in 2005 with the Reading (Pennsylvania) Symphony Orchestra as 'the dog' in P. D. Q. Bach’s Canine Cantata, 'Wachet Arf!'. Since that day, Kyle has gone on to study at the New England Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, and The Juilliard School, the last at which he earned master's degrees in both viola performance and historical performance.  More

     
Paul Miller, Viola   PAUL MILLER, VIOLA

As a performer and theorist, Paul Miller specializes in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Paul has appeared as a soloist at the Metropolitian Museum of Art in New York City, the Library of Congress, the Washington Bach Consort, the Darmstadt International Festival for New Music and with ensembles such as El Mundo and Tempesta di Mare. More

     
     
Joshua Lee, Viola da Gamba   DEBRA NAGY, OBOE & RECORDER

Debra Nagy has been praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News) and deemed “a baroque oboist of uncommon elegance” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). She frequently performs with baroque ensembles in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, and is the founder of the Cleveland-based ensemble Les Délices, whose debut CD was named "One of the Top Ten Early Music Discoveries of 2009" by NPR's Harmonia.   More

     
     
Charles Sherman, harpsichord   CHARLES SHERMAN, HARPSICHORD

Charles Sherman is recognized as one of the leading harpsichord soloists and continuo players in the country and has been called a "fluent virtuoso" by the Los Angeles Times. Since 1997, he has been a member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Musica Pacifica.   He also plays regularly with Emmanuel Music and Sarasa in Boston and Musica Angelica in Los Angeles. More

     
     
Kathie Stewart, flute   KATHIE STEWART, FLUTE

Kathie Stewart, called "stellar" by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is a founding member and principal flutist of Apollo’s Fire: the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. She is a faculty member and Curator of Harpsichords in the Historical Performance Department at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has appeared as guest musician with the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, Taflemusik, Les Delices, and Washington Bach Sinfonia.  More

     
     
Jessica Troy, viola   JESSICA TROY, VIOLA

Jessica Troy, a native New Yorker, wears a wide variety of freelance hats.On the Baroque viola she performs with many ensembles, including Four Nations, Sebastian Chamber Players, Helicon, Dodd String Quartet, Clarion, Concert Royal, New York Baroque Incorporated, and 4x4 Baroque.  More

     
     
Tricia van Oers, Recorder   TRICIA VAN OERS, RECORDER

Tricia van Oers (Recorder) graduated with high honors in 1998 from the Conservatory of her native city Rotterdam with a Teacher’s and Performer’s Degree. She did graduate work at Indiana University's Early Music Institute, where she received a Performer Diploma with high achievement in Early Music Performance.  She then worked making and testing recorders at the world-renowned Von Huene Workshop in Boston.  More

     
     

THE DIRECTORS

     
     
Stephen Hamilton, stage director   STEPHEN HAMILTON, STAGE DIRECTOR

Stephen Hamilton is a producer, actor, director, and teacher, who currently serves as Associate Director of Southampton Arts MFA in Theatre, Stony Brook Southampton. In 1991, Steve co-founded Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, with his wife, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Sybil Christopher.  More

     
     

THE POETS

     
     
Mark Wunderlich, poet   MARK WUNDERLICH, POET

Mark Wunderlich was born in Winona, Minnesota and grew up in rural Fountain City, Wisconsin. He attended Concordia College’s Institut für Deutsche Studien, and later the University of Wisconsin from which he received a BA in German Literature and English. Wunderlich earned a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University’s School of the Arts Writing Division where he studied with J.D. McClatchy, William Matthews and Lucie Brock-Broido, among others.   More

     
     

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