Trillium Chamber Music
- When: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Where: Hand House, Elizabethtown
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Classical
The Trillium Ensemble is proud to present special guest artist Ann Ellsworth, horn, at the intimate and historic Hand House on on Sunday March 10 at 3 pm. $10 suggested donation. The Ensemble -- consisting of Hans Himelein, flute; Janice Kyle, oboe; Brian Donat, cello; and Timothy Mount, piano -- will play chamber music by Grieg, Glière, and the popular tango, Libertango by Piazzolla.
Gliere’s lyric opus 35 consists of 11 short, tuneful movements for various instruments. Strains of the Scandinavian north country can be heard in Grieg’s Sonata for piano and oboe. And the Libertango will have listeners dancing in their seats.
The New York Times has called Ann Ellsworth's playing "outrageous" and "splendidly projected." An active soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Ellsworth has recorded and toured around the world as solo horn with numerous chamber ensembles. As a freelancer, Ann has recorded for film and television and performed with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Shakira and Chaka Kahn. As Artist in Residence at the Lang College of the New School, she led many ground-breaking interdisciplinary events involving improvisation, dance, videography, and landscape architecture. Ms. Ellsworth is committed to early music and has presented a lecture recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art using original instruments from their collection. A recent premiere for Alphorn and samplestra, performed in a boxing ring in Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn was called, “meticulously planned and executed…as fresh and exalted as Alpine air,” by the Huffington Post. Ms. Ellsworth is a native of the San Francisco bay area. She attended the Eastman and Juilliard Schools, with further study in Oslo, Norway and St. Petersburg, Russia. Ann Ellsworth is artist-in-residence at Stony Brook University.
Hans Himelein, equally versatile in jazz as well as classical music, also performs on
saxophone and attended Indiana University as a graduate student in the Jazz Studies
program. He performs in the jazz trio Spring on Jupiter, the Joe Wyant Group, and
the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra.
Janice Kyle is principal oboe with the Adirondack Wind Ensemble and did her graduate work at Indiana University. She is a member of the Key Winds Trio and teaches at Plattsburgh State.
Brian Donat plays with the Southern Tier Symphony, the Champlain Valley Philharmonic, the Keene Valley Baroque Ensemble and Trio Metamorphosis, a jazz ensemble masquerading as a classical trio. He also teaches string lessons from his home studio, at the Glens Falls Music Academy, and in Plattsburgh.
Timothy Mount is Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University where he was choir director and taught graduate conducting. With 12 professional conducting CD’s to his credit and 4 as singer, he has rekindled an interest in piano.