Concert Announcement

The Cantabile
Renaissance Band
will play an all-Morley program at 12:30 and
I’ll play a Boismortier suite with my
sister at 1:30.

Arts Around the Block 2010

The Classical Venue
Church of the Holy Spirit, 160 Rock
St., Fall River, MA

September 19, 2010

Outside on the green

1 PM
Ishmael Stefanov, Olde Englishe Country Fiddle
1:30 -3:30 PM
The Stonebridge Gambol Renaissance Dance Group
3:30 PM
The Fall River Fipple Fluters.

The Chapel

12:30 PM
Cantabile Renaissance Band playing music of Thomas Morley, from
the Age of Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare – Laura Conrad, Anne
Kazlauskas and Ishmael Stefanov
1 PM
Judith Conrad plays Spanish Golden Age Keyboard music on Harpsichord
– Antonio de Cabezon – 500th anniversary this year
1:30 PM
Boismortier Suite, Laura Conrad, Recorder, Telemann Sonata, Frank
Fitzpatrick, Recorder accompanied by Judith Conrad on Harpsichord
2 PM
Jagan Nath Singh Khalsa and Jacob Litoff, violin/viola duo Urs Jacob
Flury Rousseau Suite and a Mozart duo for Violin and Viola in G major,
and a Grand Duo by Ignace Pleyel.

The Sanctuary

12:30 PM
Wildwood Strings: Violins: Carolyn Conrad, Louise Brady;
Viola: MaryAnn Nichols Hubbard; Cello: Paula Boyle. Bach’s Brandenburg
Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and other classical
1:30 PM
Harold Fortuin and Benjamin Fortuin (age 5) on piano, playing
solos and duets by Beethoven, Ravel and Fortuin.
2 PM
Judith Conrad Playing Schumann (200th anniversary this year). Scenes
from Childhood and Phantasie, Opus 19
2:30 PM
Otto Guzman, Cello, with Judith Conrad, Beethoven Variations on
Hail the Conquering Hero Comes’
3 pm
Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofief, led by Judith Conrad from
the piano, Sam Swidey, Narrator, with Jagan Nath Singh Khalsa, Dan
Moniz Carroll Grillo Brown, Joan Genereux, Peter Genereux and Harold


Wildwood Strings
a classical string quartet, is based in
southeastern Mass. Four compatible musicians formed the group four
years ago, and have performed in concert, in churches, and at special
events since then. The group’s members are: Carolyn Conrad and Louise
Brady (violins); Mary Ann Nichols Hubbard (viola); and Paula Boyle
Jagan Nath Singh Khalsa
studied violin in Chicago and in
St. Louis. He is a member of the Sikh ashram community in Millis,
MA. His love of music extends to orchestral, chamber music, and most
especially music for church. He also teaches violin and plays in local
community theater shows. He has played at several previous Arts Around
the Block Festivals.
Jacob Litoff
got his B.S. in music at Boston University. and
performs on violin and viola in several orchestras including the Dirk
Hillyer Festival Orchestra, The Charles River Sinfonietta, Merrimack
Valley Philharmonic, and as concertmaster for shows done by the Star
Players of Bristol County. He is president on the board of the
Charles RIver Sinfonietta,. He teaches many students on violin and
viola privately , and plays chamber music all the time. He and Jagan
Nath have been performing some violin/viola duets for events at many
private houses lately.
Frank Fitzpatrick
flautist and recorder player, has a B.S. in Music
Education from Rhode Island College, where he graduated magna cum
laude, and is working towards a masters degree in special education at
Bridgewater State University. He is the music teacher at a school for
children with autism. He currently studies recorder with John
Tyson. As a composer, Frank has written music for recorders, big band,
string quartet, piano, computer, and other pieces and songs for
various ensembles. He has written one symphony. He is better known in
Fall River as the initiator of the hard work by so many that placed
ex-priest James R. Porter in prison. He lives in Cranston.
Otto Guzman
a native of Guatemala now living in Pawtucket, is the
principle cellist in the Fall River Symphony. He is playing cello,
tenor viol and recorder, and also plays cornetto, trombone and
lute. He has built many of his own instruments.
The Cantabile Renaissance Band
specializes in the music of the
sixteenth century that was written to be played in the home. They meet
most Tuesdays in a Cambridge living room, and for much of the year
anyone who wants to is free to drop in. They play regularly for the
Project Bread “Walk for Hunger” on the first Sunday in May and at the
Arts League of Lowell gallery, and have performed on the Lowell
“Destination World COOL” event, the Boston Public Library “Never too
Late” series, and the Loring-Greenough House concert series.

Stonebridge Gambol is a group of dancers and musicians dedicated to
promoting the learning and enjoyment of all forms of Renaissance
dance. The group is active primarily within the Society for Creative
Anachronism (SCA), although participation in the SCA is not necessary
for participation in Stonebridge Gambol. Dance practice is held every
Sunday afternoon from 4-6 PM at Goff Hall, 124 Bay State Road,
Rehoboth, MA. All dancers and musicians are welcome to join
us. Admission is free. They are directed by David Barnes.

Laura Conrad
a Durfee High graduate, now lives in Cambridge MA
where she directs the Cantabile Renaissance Band and studies recorder
with John Tyson. She is the webmaster for and, two websites which support musicians who play
Renaissance Music in small groups. She is playing recorder today; she
also plays serpent, an ancestor of the tuba which was widely used as
the loudest bass instrument available between 1600 and 1850.
Anne Kazlauskas
is a 1978 Ithaca College voice graduate. A church
singer and keyboardist for over 30 years, she now concentrates on
early European, traditional Scottish, English West Gallery and
American shape note music. She is regularly heard with Convivium
Musicum, West Gallery Quire and Norumbega Harmony.
Harold Fortuin
Pianist and composer, Harold lives in West
Roxbury but has played at two previous Arts Around the Block
Festivals. His music has been featured at numerous festivals in the
US and abroad, and he has developed microtonal musical instruments
and software. He has taught at Olivet College, Michigan State
University, and the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Today he is
joined by his 5-year-old son Benjamin, making his piano-playing
concert debut.
Ishmael Stefanov
studied violin, winds and voice, and played with
school and community orchestras, bands and choirs. Following
graduation from engineering school, he discovered the world of Morris
and contra dancing. He plays with the Black Jokers Morris Team and the
West Gallery Quire, and sings in Norumbega Harmony.
Dan Moniz
a Swansea resident, is the first-chair clarinettist in
the Swansea Community Musicians.
Carroll Grillo Brown
a Fall River resident and chemical engineer,
plays all sizes of saxophones. She currently performs weekly with the
Swansea Community Musicians.
Peter Genereux
plays trombone is two area big bands and other
groups. He enjoys reading, riding bicycle and outdoor work.
Joan Genereux
has taught instrumental music at the Gordon School in
East Providence for many years. She plays in several area wind
ensembles an big bands as well as a saxophone quintet and saxophone
quartet. Here she is playing the baritone saxophone.
Sam Swidey
is a retired English teacher, adjustment counselor, and
principal in the Fall River School System, and an adjunct teadher at
BCC. He lives in Somerset with his wife Mary whom he met in French
class at Stonehill College when he whispered an answer to a question
the professor had asked her. They have 5 children and 11
Judith Conrad
who lives in Fall River and graduated from Durfee
High, is the organist/pianist at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Kingston RI. She studied piano with International Concert Pianist
Theodore Lettvin in Boston, and with Freeman Koberstein at Oberlin
Conservatory, and holds a degree from Harvard University. She will be
playing harpsichord and recorders today. She will be playing at the
celebration of Cabezon’s 500th birthday in October in Almeria, Spain
next month. A specialist in early music and performer on clavichord
and harpsichord, she is the Founder/Director of the Delight Consort
and of the Fall River Fipple Fluters. She is also the originator of
the conceit “Clavichordists for World Peace”.
The Fall River Fipple Fluters
are an amateur recorder-playing group
founded in 1991 by Judith Conrad. They play together for fun every
Friday at Four-thirty in Fall River. New members are always welcome,
willingness to try to learn recorder is the only requirement. They
play all sizes of recorder and many different styles of music, the
core repertoire being Western classical music from the 16th to the
18th centuries, the heyday of the recorder. For further information
call Judith Conrad, 508-674-6128 or e-mail her at

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