Musicians for RETURN TO LIVE May 6, 7, and 8

Adrienne Taylor – Music Director & Cello

Adrienne has performed internationally as well as in major U.S. concert halls, including the New World Center in Miami Beach, the Harris Theatre in Chicago and Carnegie Hall. Adrienne also writes and performs her own music for solo cello, and this year she was awarded the Rhode Island Foundation’s MacColl Johnson Fellowship for composition. Currently Adrienne serves on the faculty at Providence College and is a Resident Musician at Community MusicWorks, Rhode Island’s acclaimed urban chamber music residency program, where she teaches cello and performs as a member of the MusicWorks Collective.

Andrei Baumann – Piano

Andrei is an active soloist, chamber musician and enthusiast for new collaborations, Andrei Baumann has performed extensively in the USA, Europe, Canada and Venezuela. Mr. Baumann has a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston, a Künstlerischer Ausbildung Diploma from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany, and a Bachelor of Music degree at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. His most influential teachers have been Andre Laplante, Jamie Saltman and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.

Currently living in Providence, RI, Mr. Baumann performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician with members of Community Music Works. He teaches locally at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School.

Gillian Gallagher – Viola

Gillian grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY, and attended the Juilliard School where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees studying with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang. Gillian had played all over the world as a member of groups such as Hotel Elefant, the Attacca Quartet, and the O’Connor Quartet. She lives in Providence, RI.

Piero Guimaraes – Percussion

Piero stands at the forefront of a new generation of international performers specializing in orchestral and contemporary music. Piero is a frequent participant in orchestral and contemporary music festivals including The World Orchestra and International Ensemble Modern Academy. He has collaborated extensively with living composers, working with John Luther Adams, Heinz Holliger, and Kaija Saariaho to name only a few. Piero is a member of the NYC-based ensemble Iktus Percussion and Providence-based Verdant Vibes and performs regularly with the New Bedford Symphony and Boston Musica Viva. Piero serves as a faculty member at the RI Philharmonic Music School, RI College, and Stonehill College.

Ethan Wood – Violin

Ethan has performed on the violin, viola, mandolin, piano, & saw with groups such as Island Moving Company, the Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Callithumpian Consort, International Contemporary Ensemble, Odyssey Opera, & Trinity Repertory Company. Also a composer, he had a piece premiered by A Far Cry which was featured on their double-Grammy-nominated album, Visions and Variations. An Assistant Professor of Music at Wheaton College and Assistant Concertmaster of New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, he is grateful that both institutions managed to keep going with a mix of virtual and live interactions during this pandemic!

EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks – Violin

Emmalee grew up on an organic farm where her first audience was her flock of sheep. As she grew into a full-size violin, EmmaLee, with that expressive instrument in hand, made her way onto the stage as soloist with symphonies and then on to Carnegie Hall. Armed with degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, EmmaLee serves as principal second violinist of the New Bedford Symphony and as a busy chamber player she performs with Verdant Vibes New Music Collective, South Coast Chamber Players, and more. She is on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

NEW MUSIC FOR THIS PERFORMANCE

THE SEA CLEANS THE SHORE- World Premiere
We are at the edge of the sea. 
Its magnitude, constant movement, and beauty, have the power to recharge us and reconnect us to ourselves. After so long apart, dancing and making music together is a gift.  – Colin Connor

Music: Maurice Ravel

BELIEF – World Premiere
For Mike
Fragile, though resilient.  Clear, but tested.  Ephemeral, yet everlasting… – Danielle Genest

Music- Robert Honstein