November 13, 2016 Sunday @ 3pm
Wheelock Whitney baritone
& Edward Cremo

This Sunday we are going to try something new...
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Lyric baritone Wheelock Whitney lives in Chatham, NY. A specialist in art song, he studies voice with Jane Olian in New York and has worked with numerous distinguished coaches and pianists, including Graham Johnson, Margo Garrett and Pierre Vallet. He attended the SongFest summer program in Los Angeles in 2012 and 2013 and the Academie Francois Poulenc in Tours, France, in 2014, under the directorship of baritone Francois LeRoux. He has given several private recitals in the Hudson Valley and New York City, and he performed a solo recital at the Hudson Opera House in 2014. An art historian by training, Whitney published a monograph on the French Romantic painter Theodore Gericault in 1997 entitled Gericault in Italy (Yale University Press) as well as numerous scholarly articles and exhibition catalogue entries. In 2003 his collection of 50 paintings of the late 18thand early 19th century was promised to the Metropolitan Museum, where much of it is presently on view. A committed environmentalist with a special love for the Hudson Valley, he has served on the board of Scenic Hudson, Inc., and the Scenic Hudson Land Trust since 1990.

Edward Cremo is a composer and collaborative pianist. He lives in Honesdale,Pennsylvania, where he devotes himself to composing, arranging, music editing, and teaching. Mr. Cremo’s compositions include a collection of songs for voice and piano, works for piano solo, chamber works, works for chamber orchestra, and a work for symphony orchestra. His String Quartet was premiered by members of the London Bach Orchestra and his commissioned works Sound Logic and Requiescat were given their respective premieres by the Premiere Ensemble, also of London. Along with his family and a few like-minded individuals, Mr. Cremo is dedicated to furthering the mission of The Cooperage Project, a small not-for-profit organization based in Honesdale which this enthusiastic group founded in 2012. The objective of The Cooperage Project is to cultivate social awareness and foster civic engagement in order to build a strong and vibrant community.


"From Schubert to Poulenc / An Afternoon of Art Song"

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)         Mandoline
                                                    Clair de lune
L'horizon chimérique (song cycle) op. 118
                                                        1. La mer est infinite
                                                        2. Je me suis embarqué
                                                        3. Diane Séléné
                                                        4. Vaisseaux, nous vous aurons aimés

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)     Gute Nacht (from Winterreise)
                                                    Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren
                                                    Der Neugierige (from
Die Schöne Müllerin)
                                                    Du bist die Ruh


arr. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)           The Salley Gardens

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)     Orpheus with his Lute

Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)                   The Cloths of Heaven

Roger Quilter (1877-1946)                        Love's Philosophy
                                                                   Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
                                                                   Go, Lovely Rose

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)      La Grenouillère
                                                     Deux mélodies (song cycle)
                                                               1. La souris
                                                               2. Nuage
                                                     C'est ainsi que tu es
                                                     Jacques Villon (from
Le travail du peintre)

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