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Meet the Musicians:Boel Gidholm & Christopher Haritatos Bring Baroque to the Mission – April 25 @ 7:00pm

2015 April 15
by Michael

The Next Meet the Musicians Event  features Boel Gidholm and Christopher Haritatos of Publick Musick Neighborhood residents Boel and Christopher will play some of their favorite violin and cello duets from the 1600s and 1700s, as well as talk about the music, their instruments (replicas of instruments from the 1700s) and answer questions, in this informal concert. All are welcome!  The free concert takes place at the South Wedge Mission at 125 Caroline Street on Saturday April  25, 2015 at 7:00 pm and is the final event in our 2015 series.

Gidholm and Christopher Haritatos have performed together since they met in 1992 as students at the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen, Germany. Within the past few years they have performed together at the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas; at the Berkeley Early Music Fringe Festival in Berkeley, CA; in Sweden at Vreta Kloster, at Bjärka-Säby castle, and on the island of Gotland; in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and in various venues in and around Rochester, NY.  They are Artistic Directors of Publick Musick, a Rochester-based period-instrument ensemble performing music from 1600-1800 and beyond.

lives in Rochester, NY, where she is Co-Artistic Director of the period-instrument ensemble Publick Musick. As a baroque violinist and violist, she has worked with numerous early music ensembles such as Ensemble Aperto (Germany), Fiori Musicali-Barockorchester Bremen, the New York Collegium, ARTEK, Concert Royal (New York City), Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland), Pegasus Early Music (Rochester), NYS Baroque (Ithaca), Ars Lyrica Houston, La Follia Austin Baroque, and she has performed on both violin and vielle with Texas Early Music Project. Since 2004 she has performed yearly with the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas, on both the modern and baroque versions of her instrument, with repertoire ranging from Biber to Britten and beyond. Chamber music performances have taken her to Italy, France, Latvia, the Canary Islands, Canada and Denmark. She studied violin at the University of Gothenburg in her home country of Sweden, and studied baroque
violin and performance practice at the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen, Germany.

chrisweb2Cellist Christopher Haritatos has gained a reputation as a passionate and intelligent performer on both the baroque and modern forms of his instrument. His work with period-instrument ensembles has spanned three continents and has brought to life music from the 1500s through the 1800s. He has played in ensembles such as the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), Ars Lyrica (Houston), and Tafelmusik (Toronto), as well as acting as the continuo cellist of Fiori Musicali-Barockorchester Bremen and Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland). Equally accomplished as a modern cellist, Chris is now based in Rochester, NY, and is a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, co-directs the period-instrument ensemble Publick Musick, plays with Pegasus Early Music, and is the cellist of the baroque chamber ensemble Fioritura.  Also sought after as a teacher, he currently teaches at the Eastman Community Music School, has been on the faculty of Texas State University-San Marcos, and has given numerous workshops and master classes. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he studied at the University of Chicago, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen.

All series concerts are at the South Wedge Mission at 125 Caroline Street and are scheduled for Saturday evening.  Each event is an opportunity to a enjoy a performance and also, in the words of series Classical programmer, David Brickman: “a chat about music in a comfortable, informal and intimate environment”.

“Meet the Musicians” concerts are free with donations appreciated but entirely optional.  Each evening’s  social time will include refreshments at intermission. Major funding is provided by the supporting members of the Highland Park Neighborhood Association  and also via the Neighborhood Spirit Award for 2014 that was part of the Rochester Regional Health System’s Flower City Challenge.     Other funds and assistance are contributed by the South Wedge Mission.This series was planned as four very special evenings with music, great acoustics and conversations with the musicians themselves.   The program includes two concerts with Jazz and two with Classical Music:

 For more information contact Michael Tomb: arts@highlandparkrochester.org.

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