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Sarah Cantor

About Sarah Cantor

Sarah Cantor
Sarah Cantor is a recorder virtuoso specializing in the interpretation of contemporary and early music. She holds degrees in early music and Spanish from The Indiana University Early Music Institute and the Royal Conservatory in Holland, where she studied with Marion Verbruggen.

Her many appearances as recorder soloist include concerto concerts and recordings for The Berkshire Bach Society; with violinists Eugeine Drucker and Ani Kavafian; Boston Cecilia with soprano Lisa Saffer; The Gloria Dei Contores choir; and Sarasa with violinist Elizabeth Bloomenstock, and Soprano Emily van Evera. She has played under the direction of Ton Koopman, Stanley Ritchie, and Kenneth Cooper.

She has given solo recitals for The Boston Early Music Festival, The Boston Recorder Society, The Massachusetts Council of the Arts, The King’s Chapel Recital Series, Marlboro college, Sing-Sing prison, The Almity School in Arrezo, Italy, and The National Theater of Limon, Costa Rica. She is also an active chamber musician and is a founding member of the following ensembles that frequently perform live on New England public radio stations: The Hague Baroque Ensemble, The Artemis Trio, The Brookline Early Music Ensemble, Saltarello, Sarasa, Newton Baroque and La Sylva.

In addition to her performing career, she is an active teacher and dancer. Ms. Cantor has worked as a dancer and musician for the Utah Shakespearean Festival and in numerous Christmas Revels productions.

She has given early music workshops for the New England Conservatory baroque orchestra, Ars Longa ensemble in Cuba, and various chapters of The American Recorder Society. Ms. Cantor taught dance and served as head of the early music programs at the Brookline Music School and the Putney Summer Arts program.

She was recently a finalist in the 2007 Early Music America Medieval Renaissance competition.

Sarah Cantor – February 18th

Sarah Cantor – February 18th

Arts on Elm Street Presents…..

SALTARELLO

  • Sarah Cantor, recorders
  • Angus Lansing, viola da gamba
  • Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord

“Telemann’s Delight”

Music of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

February 18, 2012 at 7:30

$15 adults, $12 under 12

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter (FUUSE)
12 Elm St., Exeter, NH

2:00-4:00 recorder workshop with Sarah! $15 ($25 for concert and workshop) – sign up by Feb 11: 603-679-1915 or email 9nancyfiske@comcast.net

About Saltarello

A Saltarello is an energetic Italian dance that dates from the late 14th century. In the spirit of its namesake, SALTARELLO has enchanted audiences through its rousing and imaginative interpretations of Baroque, Renaissance and early Classical music. Saltarello has toured extensively, including appearances at the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, the Vermont Millennium Music Festival, The Onion River Arts Council, the Society for Historically Informed Performance’s Summer Early Music Concerts, Marlboro college, Bowdin College and the Wilmington Vermont Arts Series. The trio has also performed live on both Massachusetts and Vermont Public Radio and was the recipient of a grant from the Massachusetts Council of the Arts to support its musical and educational activities. Saltarello has been in residence at The Putney School, The first Baptist church in Newton and the historic Loring- Greenough house. Following a national competition Saltarello was recently chosen to be included on the Star Spangled Season touring roster, coordinated by Early Music America and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Musicians of Saltarello

Sarah Cantor holds degrees in early music and Spanish from The Indiana University Early Music Institute and the Royal Conservatory in Holland, where she studied with Marion Verbruggen. Her many appearances as recorder soloist include concerto concerts and recordings for The Berkshire Bach Society, Boston Cecilia, and Sarasa. She is an active chamber musician and a founding member of The Hague Baroque Ensemble, Saltarello, Trio Tarantella and Sarasa. Sarah has worked as a dancer and musician for the Utah Shakespearean Festival and recorded for Circus Shmirkus. She has given early music workshops for the New England Conservatory baroque orchestra, Ars Longa ensemble in Cuba, and The American Recorder Society. Sarah taught dance and served as head of the early music programs at the Brookline Music School and the Putney Summer Arts program. As a member of the recorder trio Tarantella she was a finalist in the 2007 Early Music America Medieval Renaissance competition.

Born in New York, Angus Lansing studied philosophy and economics at Yale, Oxford and Columbia. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale, he is also the recipient of several awards from that institution including the Jacob Cooper Award in philosophy and classics, and the Charles E. Clark Memorial Award in humanities. Originally a rock musician, he has studied viola da gamba with Grace Feldman, Catherina Meints (at Oberlin), Paolo Pandolfo and Lawrence Dreyfus, among others. A founding member of Saltarello, he has also performed with Tierce Coulee at the Boston Early Music Festival, with the Marlboro College Music Faculty at Marlboro College, and with the Brookline Early Music Ensemble. He recently performed a staged Dido and Aeneas with the Ad Libitum Ensemble and the Bar Harbor Choral Society. He has also appeared on WGBH’s Live at Noon radio program. He is also a co-founder of Amerex Associates, a leading international commodities brokerage company.

Vivian Montgomery
Vivian Montgomery is a prize-winning harpsichordist and recipient of a Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music since 2003, teaching early keyboards and historical performance practice. She earned her Masters in Early Keyboard Performance from the University of Michigan and the DMA in Historical Performance at Case Western Reserve University in 2007. She has recently been heard in many performances of 19th-century music by, for, and about women, and has recorded two fortepiano CDs for release in 2012 through the Women and Music Project at Brandeis University. Vivian has also intensively explored the musical lives of baroque women, especially through two decades of cross-disciplinary work with her ensemble Cecilia’s Circle. Recordings can be found on the Centaur, Schubert Club and Innova labels. Her work as a conductor has led to engagements directing baroque opera, orchestras, and choirs in Minneapolis, Cleveland, Pennsylvania, and in her present residence, Boston. Since 2008, Vivian has been a Scholar at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, and has served on faculty there as instructor of Women and Music. She is the Director of the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, which will take place for the seventh time in March 2012 at the University of Cincinnati.

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