Music in the Woods/Baroque Dreams

This delightful and unique Baroque program with a theatrical flare will feature an eight-piece ensemble led by music director Moshe Shulman with some of the best WNY musicians and special guests countertenor Eric Jurenas, pianist Sergei Dreznin, and a very special surprise by artist Uta Bekaia. The program will include some of Baroque’s most romantic arias such as Purcell’s “Dido’s Lament,” Vivaldi’s “Sileant Zephyri” and J.S. Bach’s “Erbarme Dich” and more.

American countertenor Eric Jurenas, praised byThe New York Times for his “beautiful, well-supported tone and compelling expression,” has been featured on some of the world’s largest and most reputable stages. His dedication to Baroque-era music, newly-created works, and everything in between, has established him as an influential voice.

Sergei Dreznin is a Moscow-born, New York-based pianist and composer. Trained in Russia’s finest music schools, he has won prizes and critical recognition in Russia, Europe and the United States. He is one the world’s most versatile musicians, with 17 music theater productions realized in Vienna, New York, Madrid, Moscow and Paris.

The Ensemble for this performance under the Music Direction of Moshe Shulman includes: Miranda Shulman – Violin; Antoine Lefebvre – Violin; Diana Sachs  – Violin; Inga Yanoski – Violin; Moshe Shulman – Viola; Jonathan Golove – Cello; and James Marone – Double Bass

Music in the Woods is a series of free, eclectic and intimate Sunday performances set outdoors in Artpark’s scenic Lower Park Emerald Grove area, which overlooks the Niagara River.  Fully adapted or specifically designed, in some cases, for social distancing the concerts present a slate of major national and local talent in concerts ranging from jazz to baroque and new music.

Attendance limited to 100. RSVP required.