St. Cecilia Concert Series: Sharon Levin, Gerard Reuter, David Hughes, 15 March 2015

Sharon Levin, flute
Gerard Reuter, oboe
David Hughes, piano
music of Telemann, Marcello, Quantz, Corrette, Gaubert

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 4:00 P.M.

General Admission: $15 / Students: $10

A festive reception will follow the recital.

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Sharon Levin has performed in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, and the U.S.A. She has appeared at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC in 1988, 1989, (1991 at Merkin Concert Hall), 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2008 performing solos and chamber music. She has appeared on national television in Brazil, Costa Rica and Ecuador and has been interviewed and performed on New York's WQXR radio with harpist, Karen Stern. Sharon Levin has won awards from Artists International in 1988, 1989 and 1991 with harpist, Karen Stern and in 1996 as a soloist. She has performed as a concerto soloist in Brazil, Ecuador, France, Connecticut and New Jersey. Since 1988 she was the principal Flutist with the New Jersey Pops Symphony Orchestra until they dissolved in 2002.

Ms. Levin has been performing for over 30 years with harpist, Karen Stern. As the Levin/Stern Duo, they performed in Europe, South America, Central America and the U.S.A. They perform recitals, concertos, educational lecture/performances and for private special occasions.

Her Ecuadorian group, Trio Pasional, consisting of flute and two guitars recorded two CDs called "Mi Ultimo Beso" (My Last Kiss) and "Reir Llorando" (To Laugh Crying). She hopes this music will heighten the public's awareness of the need to conserve the rain forests and the cultures with which they coexist. Some of Trio Pasional's performances have been at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, CAMI Hall, NYC, The New York Flute Club Flute Fair, and recently at the International Flute Festival in Costa Rica. Other performances include The Newark Museum, (NJ), The Union County Arts Center, (NJ), First Night in Summit, (NJ), The Jefferson Auditorium, Virginia, and at various metropolitan colleges, universities, and diplomatic events. Sharon has spent several years studying Ecuadorian Mestizo Music and created a publication of this style music for Flute and Piano with the help and talent of pianist, Allison Brewster Franzetti.

She has explored Brazilian Chorinho music and spent several years studying this style as well. She performs Chorinhos with guitarist, Tiberio Nascimento.

Ms. Levin has a Master's Degree from Manhattan School of Music and prior to that she studied in Paris, France where she was awarded the "Certificat de Musique de Chambre" from the Ecole Normale de Musique. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She has given several Master Classes in Spanish in Costa Rica and Ecuador, and has translated for Master Classes in Costa Rica for other flute Artists. In August of 2005 Ms. Levin gave a lecture/performance on Ecuadorian Mestizo Music at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego. In 2006 she published Ecuadorian Mestizo Music for Flute and Piano. Ms. Levin performs and teaches at the International Flute Festival in Costa Rica. She was conductor of the Young Artists and Young People's Flute Choirs of the Stamford Young Artist Philharmonic from 2006 - 2010. Ms. Levin performs regularly in the north east region and teaches privately.

Sharon Levin teamed up with Westport guitarist, Gene Pino, and they created Duo Del Norte. They perform a blend of Latin American music with Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and Great American and International Standards. They perform for recitals, ceremonies and celebrations.

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"Reuter clearly held the spotlight...richly earned... with a brilliant performance." - The Washington Post

Gerard Reuter has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career as soloist, conductor and in chamber music, touring the United States, Europe, India and Africa. He is a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet and was a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, An Die Musik and the Chelsea Chamber Ensemble. His many guest appearances at music festivals in the United States have included Caramoor, Marlboro, Tanglewood, LaJolla, Malibu, Tucson, Round Top, the Chamber Music Festival of the Library of Congress, Grand Tetons, Bar Harbor, and Market Square Concerts’ Summerfest;and in Europe at the Flanders and Dartington festivals, as well as the International Musicians' Seminar at Prussia Cove. As a soloist, in New York he has appeared with the Jupiter Symphony, the Soviet Emigré Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuoso, Orchestra of the Bronx and in Washington, DC with the National Chamber Orchestra. He has been heard on major radio stations throughout this country and in Europe. He has recorded for Sony, New World, Summit, Telarc, Columbia, Musical Heritage Society and in concert for the Voice of America.

As a recipient of the Pro Musicis Foundation's International Award, Mr. Reuter has been presented in recitals in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Boston as well as in major cities in Europe and Asia. Mr. Reuter has served on the faculties of New York University, Mannes College and Sarah Lawrence College.

Increasingly active as a conductor, Mr. Reuter directs The Wind & Brass Ensemble of the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic. As a guest he has conducted the Jupiter Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Claremont Strings, New York Mandolin Orchestra, the St Joseph’s Choir (Danbury, CT) in performances of Handel’s Messiah and the Requiems of Duruflé and Rutter, and the Schenectady Symphony, of which Albany’s “Times-Union” reported: “The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra under Reuter were in fine form…[he] led a fine, rollicking, crisp performance.”

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