Anacortes Arts Foundation

'Tis the Season: Joyous Music for Soprano and Recorder

December 6, 2019
Croatian Cultural Center
Admission at the door: Adults: $25/person; checks accepted; no credit cards. Children and students are free.

Arwen Meyers  Vicki Boeckman  Jillon Stoppels Dupree

Arwen Myers, soprano
Vicki Boeckman, recorder
Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord
Celebrate the season of light with spirited music by Baroque and contemporary composers, including Telemann, Handel, Purcell, Smith. Put on a smile and unwrap an early gift, because 'Tis the Season!

The Program

Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet
George F. Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim and Eternal Source of Light
Georg P. Telemann: Piu del Fiume from Aesop
Telemann: Lauter Vonne Cantata for 4th Sunday of Advent (from the Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst)
Telemann: Methodical Sonata in d minor for recorder and harpsichord.

Praised for her “crystalline tone and delicate passagework” (SF Chronicle), soprano Arwen Myers is known as a captivating & sensitive interpreter of repertoire spanning early to new music. Recent & upcoming highlights include solo appearances Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, and Pacific MusicWorks, in addition to enagements with Seraphic Fire, Bach Akademie Charlotte, and Cappella Romana. She is also a core member (and only singer) in acclaimed new music ensemble Fear No Music. A member of Beyond Artists, Arwen pledges a percentage of her income to nonprofits through 1% to the Planet. Based in Portland, Arwen is an active freelance artist across the United States & beyond.

Vicki Boeckman‘s career as a professional recorder player has been a highly rewarding journey which has taken her to many exciting places including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Italy, England, Scotland, Hawaii and British Columbia. She has recorded about 15 Cds with various ensembles and loves playing a wide variety of musical styles. Since settling in Seattle in 2004, Vicki has been a featured soloist with Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Medieval Women's Choir, Gallery Concerts, Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, and the Skagit Symphony. She adores playing chamber music of all styles in various configurations with colleagues in Seattle and around the country collaborating with new projects and ideas. Vicki is a two-time recipient of the recorder residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon, and a two-time recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. As a teacher and leader Vicki is a pillar of the Seattle recorder community. She is in demand as a teacher pretty much all over the US, teaching at workshops and seminars across the country. Currently she is Music Director for the Seattle Recorder Society, co-director of the Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS) with colleague Charles Coldwell, and Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, (now held at UPS in Tacoma). She was director for the Portland Recorder Society and the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat from 2006-2016. 

Jillon Stoppels Dupree has been described as “one of the country’s top Baroque musicians, a superior soloist and top-ranked ensemble player; . . . a baroque star” (Seattle Times). She performs with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, San Francisco Choral Artists, and Ensemble Electra; her chamber music collaborations include such artists as Wieland Kuijken, Julianne Baird, Ellen Hargis, Ingrid Matthews, Janet See, and Marion Verbruggen She received both Fulbright and Beebe Fund awards for study abroad, and her teachers included Gustav Leonhardt, Kenneth Gilbert, Edward Parmentier and Lisa Goode Crawford. An honors graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Masters recipient at the University of Michigan, Ms. Dupree has taught at both her alma maters, at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts, and was an artist in residence at Stanford University and the University of Washington. She received the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist award, for performance of contemporary harpsichord music, and her world-premiere recording of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Harpsichord was heralded as “Superb!” by the New York Times. She can be heard on the Meridian, Decca, Orange Mountain, Wildboar and Delos labels. photo courtesy William Stickney