Two founding members of Ensemble Electra, Vicki Boeckman and Jillon Stoppels Dupree will return to the Maier Hall Concert Series on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm. This time around, the award-winning early music group will bring along Brazilian recorder player Cléa Galhano for an evening of music “With a Southern Flair”, from Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina guaranteed to warm spirits on a chilly winter’s night.
Galhano and Boeckman have taught and performed together numerous times at countless workshops across the country. The performers have been associated with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, York Early Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra and many other ensembles and festivals across the world. The music for this concert will include compositions by masters of the Baroque such as Antonio Vivaldi, Dario Castello, and Diego Ortiz. The ensemble adds to this mix some of their favorite twentieth century classical and popular composers of Spain and South America: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astor Piazzolla, Ernesto Nazareth, “Pixinguinha”, and others.
Galhano has performed in Europe, South America, Canada and across the US as a chamber musician and as a featured soloist with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, Musical Offering and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. She has been featured in national and international Recorder conferences in Leiden, Holland, Montréal, Canada and Portland, Oregon. She has performed two solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with additional performances at Wigmore Hall, Merkin Hall and Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome.
Boeckman has recorded several CD’s with Ensemble Electra, Wood’N’Flutes and other outstanding musicians for the KontraPunkt, Classico, Paula, and Ensemble Electra labels. Her travels and performances have taken her across the United States as well as Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Scotland and Germany. Featured as a regular soloist and/or member of the Seattle and Portland Baroque Orchestras, Portland Opera and Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, she is also a regular guest with the Medieval Women’s Choir and on the Gallery Concerts series. She is the new Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop. She currently serves on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts and formerly taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for 12 years.
Described as "one of the most outstanding early musicians in North America" and "a baroque star”, harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree has captivated audiences in cities ranging from London to Amsterdam. Her world premiere recording of Philip Glass's Concerto for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra was released to high acclaim in fall of 2006 on the Orange Mountain Music label. Her playing can also be heard on the Meridian, Wild Boar, Decca and Delos record labels; and she has appeared live on BBC England, Polish National Television, CBS Television and National Public Radio.
Dupree has been a featured artist at the early music festivals in York, England, Boston and Berkeley, as well as at the National Music Museum, the Cleveland and Santa Barbara Museums of Art, and numerous universities and colleges. She has taught at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the University of Washington, and the University of Michigan. She is currently on the early music faculty at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts and is the founding director of the Gallery Concerts early music series in Seattle.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following link, and will also available at the door on the night of the concert http://bookaneer.pencol.edu/MerchList.aspx?ID=11646.
For more information about the series contact Dr. David Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.