Faculty + Friends Recital Series: A Baroque Trio Afternoon
SAMC’s Faculty and Friends recital series presents:
A Baroque Trio Recital
including works by Telemann, Fux and Heinecken
Enjoy an afternoon of intimate, conversational chamber music. Gems of the Baroque wind trio repertoire will be performed on period instruments by TWU performance faculty.
Paolo Bortolussi, Baroque Flute; Marea Chernoff, Baroque Oboe; Allan Thorpe, Baroque Bassoon
Paolo Bortolussi - Baroque Flute
Raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Paolo Bortolussi has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. As a specialist in contemporary music, Paolo is the flutist and co-artistic director of the Nu:BC Collective, a new music ensemble in residence at the University of British Columbia. To date he has premiered over one hundred and fifty solo, chamber, and orchestral works. Currently principal flutist with the Vancouver Island Symphony, Paolo has appeared as soloist on multiple occasions with the VIS, the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra and the Turning Point Ensemble, and has premiered concerti written for him by Jocelyn Morlock, Aaron Gervais, and Dorothy Chang. Paolo is on the music faculty of the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Trinity Western University. He holds a BMus degree in performance from the University of Ottawa as well as Masters and Doctoral degrees from Indiana University
Marea Chernoff - Baroque Oboe
After a fifteen year career as a freelancer, avid chamber musician and dedicated educator on the modern oboe, Marea decided to also pursue her love of Baroque music and take up the Baroque oboe to become involved in historical performance. Marea now performs professionally on both modern and Baroque oboe. She regularly performs with the Victoria Baroque Players and has performed with Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Alberta and various other groups. Born and raised in Vancouver, Marea holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Music degree in Performance from Boston University. Marea is on the performance faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Capilano University, Trinity Western University and Douglas College.
Allan Thorpe - Baroque Bassoon
Dr. Thorpe has been on faculty at TWU since 1995 with many prior years teaching music theory (Rudiments, Harmony and Aural Skills) and has been a professional orchestral musician since the mid-1980s. At Trinity Western University he enjoys a variety of responsibilities in both academic and applied areas of music. Conducting Concert Band, coaching small ensembles, teaching harmony and serving as musical director for SAMC’s musicals are just some of the activities that occupy him on campus. Professional highlights include performing in the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (since 1993) and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (since 1991), coaching the Surrey Youth Orchestra wind sectionals (since 1995) and other orchestral freelance work including Ballet BC, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera.