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A Down-Home Variety Show of Music and Theater
Date & Time: Sunday, September 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter
Broadcast LIVE on WIOX radio, 91.3 FM, and streaming worldwide at wioxradio.org
Transportation through Time and Space on the Hudson River Train
Carver’s Barn, in partnership with the Catskill Mountain Foundation and WIOX Radio, will present a live radio broadcast featuring regional artists and writers of broad reputation. Hosted by lutenist Carver Blanchard, the program will include actors and theater artists Anne O’Sullivan, Patricia Miller, and Jim Wann; countertenor Drew Minter; and musicians John Tyson, Chris Zaloom, Leigh Draper, and Tania Stavreva.
Anne O’Sullivan is celebrating 40 years as a professional working actor with performances in over 90 productions on Broadway, off Broadway and regionally.
Regarded for over three decades as one of the world’s finest countertenors, Drew Minter grew up as a boy treble in the Washington Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. A recognized specialist in the works of Handel, he has performed frequently at the Handel festivals of Göttingen, Halle, Karlsruhe, and Maryland.
John Tyson, a musician who plays the recorder, is an instructor at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he teaches Recorder, Chamber Music, Renaissance Performance Practice, and Renaissance Improvisation.
Hudson River Train’s house band includes musicians Chris Zaloom, guitar and oboe and Leigh Draper, string bass.
Jim Wann, creator of the Broadway show Pump Boys and Dinettes, is a music and theatre artist whose work has been performed across America and around the world.
International competition winner Tania Stavreva is a young pianist who made her third Carnegie appearance this June.
Patricia Miller has worn many hats in the world of professional theatre as an actor, writer, producer, and administrator and has worked in New York City, toured the country and Canada, and appeared in regional theatres.
Host/lutenist Carver Blanchard, former lutenist to the Smithsonian Institution and instructor in guitar and lute at Wesleyan University, brings to modern audiences the sparkling tradition of composition and arrangement for the lute that began in Renaissance Europe.