Three exciting performances this weekend. Friday night at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Durham come hear two of my favorite vocalists in recital. I’ll be playing viola da gamba and baroque cello with Kristen Blackman and Erica Dunkle along with Scott Hill on harpsichord, John Orluk – lute, Sarah Griffin – violin, and Jane Lynch – organ.
Erica and Kristen are well known for their solo work with several of Rodney Wynkoop’s fine choral groups and are presenting this recital of works by Bach, Purcell, Monteverdi, Schutz, Dowland, and a beautiful new work by a composer friend of theirs – Paul Leary. The acoustics at First Presby are perfect for this music – it’s a wonderful room and we’re so lucky that the church is supportive of having concerts there. The recital is free and open to the public. 8:00 pm Friday the 23rd.
Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon I’ll be playing bass, cello, and bouzouki with Jim Crew and John Hanks accompanying the spectacular tap dancing of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble. If you’ve never seen these young people dance – well – you really need to come out and see and hear them. VERY fine group of young people that I have been working with for many years now. Carolina Theater in downtown Durham.