Whacky, Jazzy, and Gnarly
Join the Trillium Ensemble for an evening of Whacky, Jazzy, and Gnarly musical sounds. We invite you to experience something new as you savor the melodies of Fellini sound tracks in a whacky arrangement by Rocco Abate, tap your foot to German composer Delanoff’s jazzy trio and Julie-O by jazz cellist Mark Summer, and marvel at the percussive and angular rhythms of Martinu’s gnarly quartet.
Marilyn Reynolds graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, attaining “First Prize with Distinction” as the student of Andre Gertler. While studying in Brussels she performed in the Belgian Radio Orchestra. Other primary teachers include Margaret Pardee and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Ms. Reynolds studied chamber music under members of the Lenox, Guarneri, New Hungarian, and Vermeer String Quartets. She attended the Meadowmount School of Music and was a Fellow in Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center Orchestra. A former member of New York’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s, she performed, recorded, and toured internationally with the group for many years. As a busy freelancer in New York City, Ms. Reynolds played in dozens of Broadway shows as concertmaster and assistant conductor. Now residing in the North Country, Ms. Reynolds teaches violin and viola at her home in Rouses Point.
Esther Rogers Baker
Esther Rogers Baker moved to Saranac Lake, NY in 2014. Since then Esther has worn many hats teaching strings, coaching chamber music, free-lancing, and working as a private duty health aide. In 2017 Gene and Esther Baker ran a concert series titled ‘The Bakery’; a place for a wide variety of music written since 1900. Esther earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford and a Master of Chamber Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. www.erogerscello.com
Janice Kyle received her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University in Sacramento and attended graduate school at Indiana University where she studied with Jerry Sirucek. She previously taught elementary music at Westport Central School and has taught oboe performance at Plattsburgh State University. Janice has performed with various ensembles in the Adirondack region including the Adirondack Wind Ensemble, Champlain Valley Voices Orchestra, Trillium Ensemble, Northern Lights Choir, and Key Winds Trio. To increase the chamber music opportunities for oboe, she likes to borrow from other instruments’ repertoire. Janice and her husband, Hans, live in New Russia, New York. She enjoys cold, snowy winters and skijoring with her dogs.
Pianist and Choral Conductor
Timothy Mount is Professor Emeritus of conducting at Stony Brook University, one of the leading graduate music programs in the country. He conducted 9 CD’s with professional choirs and orchestras in New York City and Moscow and 2 with the Stony Brook Camerata Singers. Tim guest conducted many choirs and for over 10 years was conductor of the professional chorus and orchestra at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. He published 5 articles concerning choral music and a video, Refine Your Conducting Technique, available from Santa Barbara Music. A bass-baritone, Tim sang with virtually every professional choir in New York City. He now plays piano chamber music in the north country with the Trillium Chamber Players and others when he isn’t captaining tour boats on Lake Champlain.