Our second performance in the renewed Friends of Classical Music series, brings a woodwind trio comprised of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, have traveled the world playing with numerous orchestras, symphonies, and countless well known music festivals.
This trio features artists: Anton Rist (clarinet), William Short (bassoon), and Katie Jordan (french horn). They are all members of the Gotham Wind Quintet which “emerged from the pits of opera to bring new depth and vocal expression to the woodwind quintet.”
“Anton Rist was recently appointed Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has performed with the American Ballet Theater, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. In addition, he served as the Principal Clarinetist of the Princeton and New Haven Symphonies. He has performed at the Verbier, St. Barts, Pacific, Bravo! Vail, and Aspen Music Festivals, and is a founding member of the Montserrat Music Festival in the West Indies.”
“William Short was appointed Principal Bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2012. He previously served in the same capacity with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Houston Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. William has performed as soloist with the Vermont and Delaware Symphonies, as well as the New York Classical Players. He is a founding member of the Gotham Wind Quintet and is a regular performer with Camerata Pacifica and Dolce Suono chamber music series.”
“Katherine Jordan currently serves as fourth horn of the Boston Ballet Orchestra and principal horn of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. She also held the second horn position with the Sarasota Orchestra from 2014-2017. She has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, New York City Ballet, and Broadway shows including Wicked and Frozen. Other classical engagements have included performances with the Delaware Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and the Naples Philharmonic.”
They will perform music of a wide array of composers from the influential late 16th century composer Orlando di Lasso to
the works of Purcell, Weber, Kovacs (Bach homage), and Bozza, a 20th century composer who was one of the most prolific composers of chamber music for wind instruments.
This performance will be at Arts on the Lake and is part of the Friends of Classical Music, a group whose memberships enable us to provide these concerts. Please consider joining the Friends who also are provided a special dinner in connection with one of the concerts. This season’s date is still to be decided.
Join us at the arts center to celebrate the legacy of the extraordinary late Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. His wife, Salisa Sathapanawath, will be presenting his numerous accomplishments and his journey to conserve various wild animals, including the 40 wild cat species Alan tirelessly fought to protect.
Some of Alan’s accomplishments include discovering four new species of mammals, creating 5 new protected areas in Myanmar, establishing the world’s first jaguar sanctuary, and co-founding and acting as CEO, president, and chief scientist at Panthera Corporation, a nonprofit conservation organization devoted to protecting the world’s 40 wild cat species.
The event will be held outdoors on Saturday, October 2nd, at 7:00 PM. If the event is moved indoors due to inclement weather, face masks and other COVID procedures will be implemented.