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Sarah Freiberg , is principal cellist of Boston Baroque and a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society. She has performed with the New York Collegium, the Philharmonia (San Francisco), Portland (Oregon), and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, the Boston Early Music Festival, and Arion (Montreal). As a corresponding editor for Strings magazine, she has contributed dozens of articles and reviews on a wide range of subjects. Sarah edited the long-forgotten Guerini cello sonatas for both PRB Productions and Broude Brothers, and recorded both Guerini and Laurenti cello sonatas for Centaur. As well as teaching in the Historical Performance department at Boston University, she is Chair of Strings and Chamber Music at the Powers Music School in Belmont and teaches at the Amherst Early Music Festival. Sarah can be heard on numerous recordings, including as soloist on the Boston Baroque CD of works by Vivaldi and Geminiani.
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With a sound described as “beautifully warm” (Herald Times) and “sweet and agile” (New York Times), period clarinetist and instrument builder Thomas Carroll performs extensively throughout North America and Europe on historical instruments. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, and The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, where his major teacher on early clarinets and chalumeaux was Eric Hoeprich.
Internationally, Thomas has performed under such directors as Christophe Coin, Richard Egarr, Philippe Herreweghe, Jos van Immerseel, Allessandro Moccia, and David Stern; and has performed at numerous festivals as an orchestral and chamber musician including Oude Muziek Utrecht, Muziekzomer Gelderland, Young Euro Classic, Festival de Saintes, and Musica Antiqua Brugge in venues ranging from the Kozerthaus in Berlin to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He has been featured as a concerto soloist with Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, Lyra Baroque, Ensemble ad Libitum, and Grand Harmonie to critical acclaim. In North America, Thomas is the principal clarinetist with Boston-based Grand Harmonie and Houston-based Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, and frequently collaborates with other early music specialists on the east coast including the Clarion Music and Handel and Haydn Societies and Boston Baroque. He has given faculty chamber recitals and guest lectures and masterclasses on both coasts and at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Thomas is currently on the faculty of the Brookline Music School and maintains a private studio.
An interest in instrument mechanics and acoustics has led Thomas to a secondary career as an instrument builder and extensive research into 18th and 19th century wood treatment and seasoning. He studied woodworking and instrument construction with Linda Shortridge, Rob Turner, and Paul Beekhuizen, and builds chalumeaux, baroque, and classical clarinets, and basset instruments for use in historically-informed performance ensembles.
At the festival Thomas Carroll will be playing his own replicas of a Basset Horn and Clarinets in A and B-flat. To view his clarinets and other instruments, log onto www.carrollclarinet.com.
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To view his clarinets and other instruments, log onto www.carrollclarinet.com
Violinist, Susanna Ogata enjoys an active performance schedule in greater New England and beyond. She has been praised for "totally convincing, spontaneous and free-flowing playing" (The Berkshire Review), her "musical sensitivity and fire" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and "playing of electrifying energy, awesome technical command, and rollicking dialogue" (Arts Fuse Magazine) where her concert appearance was distinguished as best solo performance of 2016. Her first recording in a complete set of Beethoven's violin sonatas gained acclaim from the New York Times for "elegant readings that are attentive to quicksilver changes in dynamics and articulation." Their performance of the Sonata No. 4 in A minor is "darkly playful," their Kreutzer Sonata "brilliant and stormy." The BBC Music Magazine has praised the recording for its "altogether compelling performances" and the music for being "always vividly characterized," and further pronounced that "the atmosphere of excitement in both works is very well captured by Susanna Ogata and Ian Watson." Susanna is a tenured member of the venerable Handel and Haydn Society in Boston and was recently appointed as Assistant Concertmaster of the orchestra. She has served on the violin faculty of the Longy School of Music and is a founding member of the Boston Classical Trio, the Copley String Quartet, and the Coriolan String Quartet.
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Violist Sarah Darling has been praised for her “absolute concentration and astonishing precision” (Badischer Zeitung), “sympathy and spirit” (Hub Review), and “excellent solos” (Boston Globe). She enjoys a varied musical career that spans many centuries and styles. Sarah has studied at Harvard, Juilliard, Amsterdam, and Freiburg (as a recipient of the Beebe, Paine, and DAAD grants) and is currently finishing a doctorate at New England Conservatory with Kim Kashkashian. She holds a variety of leading roles with A Far Cry, Boston Baroque, Musicians of the Old Post Road, the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Les Bostonades, Gut Reaction, Musical Offering, and the Arcturus Ensemble. Sarah also works with the Carmel Bach Festival, the BEMF orchestra, Tafelmusik, Emmanuel Music, and the Bach Ensemble, and has recorded for Naxos, Linn, Paladino, Azica, MSR, and Centaur Records. She has performed in the Ravinia, Lucerne, Norfolk, Sarasota, and Yellow Barn festivals, and has collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Takacs, Borromeo, Ying, Orion, and Cleveland quartets. Active as a teacher and coach, Sarah has a special interest in body mechanics and musical rhetoric.
Click to hear Sarah play Georg Philipp Telemann Learn more at www.sarahdarling.net