Past Event

Arts at Earl: Vita Wallace & Joseph Trent Present “How to Tell the Birds From the Flowers”

October 3, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Earl Hall, 2980 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public; no tickets needed. “How to Tell the Birds From the Flowers” Joseph Trent, baroque flute, and Vita Wallace, baroque violin. A nature walk in concert form, with music from “Airs for the Seasons” by James Oswald and “The Bird Fancyers Delight“ by Mr. Hill; readings from the classic work of Robert W. Wood; and original woodcut prints of birds by Liz Rudey. Violinist Vita Wallace is known as a powerful, sensitive, and versatile musician. She and her brother, Ishmael, have performed, recorded, and taught extensively as the Orfeo Duo. Their recordings, including the complete Beethoven and Schumann sonatas on period instruments, have been described as “singularly passionate” (Early Music) and “daring and fresh” (National Post). Vita and Ishmael have also commissioned and premiered numerous pieces as directors of What a Neighborhood!, celebrating the creative spirit in their Manhattan neighborhood. Currently, Vita is a member of the new-music group Praxis and the early-music ensembles Anima, ARTEK, the Dryden Ensemble, Gretchen’s Muse, the Lyra Consort, and Opera Feroce, and a frequent guest with many others. Joseph Trent, flutist, has performed with numerous ensembles, including the Mexico City Philharmonic, where he served as associate principal flute, the New York Chamber Ensemble, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Greenwich Symphony, New Haven Symphony, North Eastern Philharmonic, Jupiter Symphony, Monadnock Music Festival, Radio City Orchestra and numerous Broadway productions using many different ethnic flutes. His performance career has taken him to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Jordon Hall, Cape May Festival, Fairbanks Arts Festival in Alaska, Eric Hawkins Dance Company, and Madison Square Garden with shows including the band The Who. Joseph is a frequent performer on baroque flute with Opera Feroce. He was accepted to the Royal College of Music historical Performance department for study with virtuoso Rachel Brown, and is following his passion of studying and performing on one-key baroque, and classical eight- keyed flutes. He serves on the faculty of many music programs in the greater New York area. He also performs in hospitals as a member if Music that Heals, bringing the healing power of music to patients young and old. Mr. Trent holds diplomas from the New England Conservatory and Queens College.

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Julian Bennett Holmes