This will be the second annual AaAR Holiday Salon hosted by hard-working duo Albatross alongside AaAR alumni Zach Pulse (oboe) and Jennifer Woodrum (clarinet), and it promises to be a rollicking good time. In their signature style, they’ll blend timeless classics with lesser-known treasures. They’ll also be joined by the beloved members of the local community for a variety of pieces and songs. This performance will include George Crumb’s A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979, featuring Adam Marks on this intricate work for the piano (including on the strings). Attendees will also hear Jhula Juhle by Reena Esmail showcasing oboe and piano in traditional Hindustani melodies. Throw in some Brahms, some familiar Noels, and join them for their signature Holiday Kazoo-Along. Proceeds from this concert will support Artists at Albatross Reach (artistsatalbatrossreach.com), the collaborative arts residency series.
Albatross (Jennifer Beattie, mezzo-soprano and Adam Marks, piano)
Albatross (Jennifer Beattie and Adam Marks) is a voice/piano duo exploring and expanding art song as a corner of the chamber music world and beyond. As soloists in their own right, Adam has been called “an excellent pianist” with “titanic force” by The New York Times, and Jennifer’s performance of Mahler’s das Lied von der Erde with Argento Chamber Ensemble was called one of the top 10 performances in New York City (NY Classical Review) in 2015. Together they concertize (the San Francisco Examiner called them a “smashing success”) and co-direct Artists at Albatross Reach, an artists’ colony that fosters collaborations, experiments, and boundary-breaking new works alongside active community engagement, in Gualala, CA.
Zach Pulse (oboe)
Zachary Pulse is a performer, teacher, and promoter of music that encompasses a wide range of styles. Zach strives to challenge musical conventions and connect with audiences in unexpected ways. Some of his recent performance spaces have included a butterfly sanctuary, a 15-century Italian pasta mill, and a redwood forest.
Jennifer Woodrum (clarinet)
Jennifer Woodrum’s commitment to engaging audiences through the performance of genre-bending chamber music, sends her to world-renowned venues across the country including Bennet Gordon Hall at Ravinia, Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion, Nichols Hall in Evanston and Miller Theatre in New York.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $5 more day of performance.
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To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.