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Baroque Music at Sunset
Friday, September 22, 2017

Elegant Baroque music paired with a light supper by Chef Tom Schaudel and delicious Paumanok wines. Music will be for soprano, oboe and harpsichord by Purcell, Handel, Gabrieli, Telemann and other 17th and 18th century composers. The date is Friday, September 22 at 6:30 PM, at the winery.
Bios on these outstanding performers are listed below.

Seats are $105 per person, $95 per person for Paumanok Club members. Sales tax is additional.

Reservations are required. Please email us at reservations@paumanok.com or call us at (631) 722-8800. Seating will be limited to the first 40 guests to reserve.

Sarah Davol, Baroque oboe, has performed as concerto soloist with Amor Artis, Bach Sinfonia, Big Apple Baroque, Camerata Ama Deus, Concert Royal, Connecticut Early Music Festival Orchestra, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, and RYM Ensemble, among other orchestras. She has toured Europe with Apollo Ensemble, Publick Musick, and Washington Bach Consort, Mexico with Chanticleer, and South America with Bachanalia and Wiener Akademie (with John Malkovich). The Metropolitan Museum features her demonstration of historical oboes on their Audioguide, and she may be heard on over 50 CDs, including two Vivaldi oboe concertos on Lyrachord. “Graceful and colorful solo playing” – Philadelphia Inquirer

Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord, is founder and artistic director of the early music ensemble ARTEK, known for its dedication to historical performance practice in music of the baroque. The ensemble has performed at Lincoln Center, the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has toured extensively in North America and abroad. Under Ms. Toth’s direction, ARTEK released the first American recording of Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo to great acclaim, and is currently recording Monteverdi’s complete Madrigals, Book 7. With the Mark Morris Dance Group, ARTEK performed Monteverdi madrigals to international audiences receiving widespread critical praise, and for its thirtieth anniversary in 2016, the ensemble presented a landmark performance of the 1589 Intermedii from La Pellegrina Ms. Toth is also a harpsichordist and organist who performs and records regularly on historic organs of the Netherlands. She holds a faculty position at Manhattan College, where she is the Orchestra Director. In her spare time, she skates with a synchronized skating team.

Sian Ricketts, soprano and recorder, enjoys a multi-faceted career as a singer and a period woodwinds specialist. She regularly performs with ensembles such as Bach Collegium Fort Wayne (IN), Apollo’s Fire (OH), Bourbon Baroque (NY), and New Vintage Baroque (NY). Sian is a co-founding member of the early music ensemble Alkemie, specializing in music of the medieval period. This season, Alkemie will be featured on several concert series, including Gotham Early Music Scene (NY), Capitol Early Music (VA), Amherst Glebe Arts Response (VA), and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Sian holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in historical performance practice from Case Western Reserve University.