Marlboro College


Marlboro Recorder Workshop Performs
41st Anniversary Concert

Guest artists Junko Watanabe, soprano, and Roberta Rayno, recorder, Asteria (winner of the Early Music America Medieval/Renaissance Competition), the Ensemble Cordiforme and Saltarello perform on Sunday, April 24, at 3:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College. The concert program encompasses music from 1450 to 1785, including chansons from the court of Philip le Bon (Machaut, Dufay and Morton), a Corelli trio sonata, arias by Handel, Bach and Charpentier and two arias and a duet by Mozart.

Watanabe, who teaches voice at Amherst College, has been a soloist with the Boston Lyric Opera, the Key West Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, Chorus Pro Musica and the Windham Orchestra. She earned an M.M. in opera performance from the Longy School of Music and the Osaka College of Music. Rayno has performed with a variety of ensembles, and earned her B.M. and B.A. from Keene State College where she was a student of Chonghyo Shin.

Asteria artists Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, and Eric Redlinger, lute and tenor, were awarded first place in Early Music America's competition for Medieval and Renaissance music. James R. Oestreich of The New York Times described a recent performance as “intimate and deeply communicative… meltingly beautiful.”

Ensemble Cordiforme members Wendy Redlinger, harpsichord, and Edmund Brelsford, recorder, baroque flute and baritone, perform repertory from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. Ensemble Cordiforme’s most recent tours have taken them to North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Saltarello musicians Sarah Cantor, recorder and baroque flute, and Angus Lansing, viola da gamba, are regular performers on Boston Public Radio, and were included on the Star Spangled Banner touring roster, which is coordinated by Early Music America and partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free, and the audience is invited to meet the performers at a reception following the concert. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro is a Colleges That Change Lives college.


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