April 1, 2020

Arts in the Village Presents the Bay Winds Sextet in Concert


On Saturday, March 28, Arts in the Village welcomes the Bay Winds Sextet, which is performing for the first time in this concert series. In 2013, six professional musicians came together to form a woodwind quintet and a piano sextet with the desire to perform the great chamber music repertoire specifically written for these two combinations of instruments. The Bay Winds Sextet is comprised of a woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon) plus piano. This concert will feature melodious, elegant, and inspiring works by August Klughardt, Denes Agay, Theodor Blumer, and Francis Poulenc.

All of the Sextet’s members have a long history of professional performance. Pianist Donald Rankin was a long-time faculty member at URI and currently enjoys teaching students and performing with chamber ensembles. Flutist Donna O’Brien is a retired music teacher from Warwick Public Schools and a retired member of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently performing with chamber groups and is an organist and choir director at the First Baptist Church in East Greenwich. Linda Diebold studied oboe with John Holmes (Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Cheryl Bishkoff (RI Philharmonic). She is a performing member of the Chaminade Club and the Henschel Society and also plays in the Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John’s. Linda serves on the Board of Directors of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and is co-chair of the Development Committee.

Clarinetist Stephen Toro is Director of Instrumental Music at Moses Brown School in Providence. He is the Director of Bands and Jazz Bands and Supervisor of the private music lesson program. He is the principal clarinetist with the Fall River Symphony Orchestra and performs with a variety of woodwind ensembles and at a number of churches throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Bassoonist Jonathan Malone attended and studied music performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and graduated with a degree in Music Studies and a Performance Certificate from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He performs with a number of different chamber groups and orchestras and is currently the Senior Minister at the First Baptist Church in East Greenwich. Jeff Stewart is a retired computer engineer who is happy to finally have enough time to play the horn. He performs with several Boston and Providence area orchestras and chamber groups.

This concert will take place on Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA 02769. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $8 for students and children. The doors open at 7:00 p.m., and tickets are available at the door. First-come, first-seated. Wheelchair accessible. Pay by cash, check, or charge. Information: 508-463-5384; http://www.rehobothantiquarian.org/arts-in-the-village/.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Event Date
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Event time
7:30 PM
Cost / donation
Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $8 for students and children.


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