The Four Corners Arts Center is pleased to present “The Greybeards”. On Sunday March 10th 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at The Meeting House. The musicians will be performing music by: Telemann, Handel, and Bach; in addition, the Greybeards will be joined by guest artist Catherine Hawkes as they play a wonderful piece by Quantz for recorder and baroque flute with bass continuo. Admission $ 15- Online or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website FourCornersArts.org.
Mike Shand, baroque flute. Mike Shand has studied traverso with Linda Marianiello, Anne Briggs, Sandy Miller, and Wendy Rolfe. He has performed solo and in ensembles in northern New Jersey, Newport, New Bedford and Boston. Last year, he founded the Treaty Rock Consort. Mike has performed on the Loring-Greenough House concert series in Boston with Judith Conrad and in Buzzards Bay with the Delight Consort. He was soloist with the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus last December.
Will Ayton, viola de gamba. Will Ayton, the son of missionary parents, was born in Kansu in China and educated there, in Taiwan, and in the United States. He is a Professor, teaching music and culture at Roger Williams University in Bristol. While handling the time constraints of teaching, “he attempts to steal a few moments for his passions, early music and composition.” His compositions have been recorded by the first rate consort of viols, Parthenia. Their CD of his music is “Parthenia: A Reliquary for William Blake.” His early music passion has led to performances of viola de gamba with numerous groups.
Glenn Giuttari, harpsichord. Glenn Giuttari, of Rehoboth Massachusetts and founder of Harpsichord Clearing House, did undergraduate and graduate work in musicology at Brown University and harpsichord studies with John Gibbons (Boston) ... lifetimes ago. Over the last 40 years he has become well known in the early music field as a harpsichord builder and technician (and broker) with sporadic skirmishes into the performance world.
Catherine Hawkes, recorder, is Assistant Professor of Music at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. Her interest in Medieval and Renaissance music led her to Indiana University, where she worked with the late Thomas Binkley of the Studio der Frühen Musik. Catherine was a founder of the early music quartet Melusine, has appeared on numerous North Star recordings, and wrote several seasons of the Public Radio early music program Harmonia. She founded and directs the RWU Instrumental Ensemble and currently plays with Enigmatica and the Sam Hill Trio.