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Island Consort is a program of  the Whidbey Island Arts Council (WIAC), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and is not an independent entity.




Island Consort Presents Two Summer Festival!


Island Consort Summer Festival with Special Guests Allan Vogel, Oboe & Janice Tipton, Flute

Along with Sue Baer & Margaret Storer, Violin; Stephen Creswell, Violin & Viola; Linda Morris, Viola; Buell Neidlinger, 'Cello;
Fumi Tagata, Soprano; Frances Kenney, Oboe; Sheila Weidendorf, Harpsichord & Organ

Program I on Friday, August 12th, 7:00 p.m
Program II on Sunday, August 14th, 7:00 p.m.

Both concerts at Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes, Langley
$By Donation

~Program I features Bach's Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering & Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F, K370
~Program II features Mozart's Flute Quartet K285, Bach's Aria Got Versorget Alles Leben from his Cantata BWV 187,
& Vivaldi's Sonata for Two Oboes

Hailed as “an aristocrat of his instrument” (Los Angeles Times), Allan Vogel is one of America’s leading wind soloists and chamber musicians. Principal oboist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, he has appeared as soloist with orchestra throughout the country and has been featured at the festivals of Marlboro, Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Chamber Music Northwest, Oregon Bach and Santa Fe. Mr. Vogel has been guest principal with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Allan has been a frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His discography includes two solo recordings on the Delos label, “Bach’s Circle” (baroque sonatas) and “Oboe Obsession” (virtuoso romantic works). He is on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts, the University of Southern California and the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

Flutist Janice Tipton has performed with many musical organizations across the country, including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, with whom she has appeared as a soloist, the Los Angeles Music Center Opera Orchestra, the Oregon Bach Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chamber Music Sedona, the Tucson Chamber Music Festival and the New England Bach Festival. Hailed as “superlative” by the Los Angeles Times, Janice has also collaborated with the Angeles, Saint Petersburg and Prazac String Quartets. She has appeared at the Barge in New York City and at the Library of Congress under the auspices of the American Bach Society. She has toured the United States and South America with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Eastern Europe with the vocal group Cantori Domino. Janice is currently a member of the chamber music ensemble Bach’s Circle. She has recorded for Delos and Etcetera as well as for the Friends of Arizona Chamber Music.


Island Consort Presents a 4-concert series in this 2nd Annual Luise Greger Women in Music Fest. Born in Germany in 1862, Luise Greger began her musical life as a piano prodigy at the age of five, and was composing by the age of 11. She was a prolific composer, recognized—before the rise of Hitler--as one of the greatest musical artists of the Romantic period. She was euthanized in 1944, a victim of the Nazi regime. Though much of her work was destroyed or lost during WWII, her family made a rare find in 1990: They discovered 170 of Louise’s 200 art songs in an old iron trunk. Her work has since been revived in concerts and radio programs throughout Germany AND here on Whidbey Island—in concerts August of 2015, March of 2016 and, now again this August.


Our Women in Music Festival offers four different concerts:

1-Young Women in Music featuring some of Whidbey's finest teen women

Thursday, August 18th, 7:00 p.m. at Langley United Methodist Church, Langley


2-Women of Note(s): Women Artists Perform Women Composers!

Friday, August 19th, 7:00 p.m.at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland


This concert, with works by Luise Greger, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke AND Whidbey's own Cynthia Morrow, features the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Eleni Matos. Miss Matos has received universal acclaim and hailed as a winner in an unprecedented 34 of today’s most coveted vocal competitions (more than any classical singer) including the Maria Callas International competition of Greece, the Luciano Pavarotti International competition, and the Queen Elisabeth International competition of Belgium. Most recently, Miss Matos was awarded a career grant from the REC Music Foundation. She has sung throughout the world under the batons of such renowned conductors as Daniel Bareboim, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Jarvi and Jahjah Ling Murry Sidlin, Bruno Bartoletti and Neal Goren. Matos is currently in the process of recording the music of Louise Greger.


Also featured on this program are Cynthia Morrow, violin/viola and Roxanna Patterson, viola. Cynthia Morrow is a violinist/violist/songwriter/composer who spent 30 years in the Hollywood studios and now lives and works on Whidbey Island. She is a member of Island Consort, Deux Femmes Musique, and conducts the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra. (See more about Roxanna below!)


3-La Vie en Rose

Songs from a Woman's Heart

with Joni Takanikos & Sheila Weidendorf

Saturday, August 20 at Ott&Murphy Wines in Langley

Joni Takanikos is a singer/songwriter living in the rich artistic community of Whidbey Island. She is inspired by music of all genres and cultures and continues to explore the vast landscape of the musical field. She not long ago toured  Martha Furey's play, Edit Piaf, Songbird of Paris in the U.S. and Ireland. Joni will be performing her own songs as well as by Stevie Nicks, Joan Armatrading and more!


4-Roxanna Patterson, In Concert with Sheila Weidendorf

Sunday, August 21st, 2:00 p.m.at the waterfront home of Marion Henny, Langley

***Includes Wine/Hors d'oeurves/Dessert reception

We are so pleased to present violist Roxanna Patterson in this closing concert of the festival, playing works by Haydn, Brahms, Rebecca Clarke and more. Patterson began her professional career at age 16 as a member of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Forth Worth Opera Orchestras. She later attended the Shepherd School of Music (Rice University) and played in the Houston Symphony, Houston Opera Orchestra and served as Concertmaster of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Her teachers included Ron Patterson, Eudice Shapiro, Wayne Crouse and Karen Tuttle. In 1979 she moved to Monte Carlo with her husband, Concertmaster Ron Patterson. There she changed from violin to viola and the couple formed the unique violin/viola ensemble Duo Patterson. A chamber music enthusiast, Roxanna has performed extensively in this capacity, recently recording the Hindemith Trio Op.47 for Viola, Heckelphone and Piano for the Centaur label. Roxanna has also recorded for the Ante Aeternum, CRI, and VOX labels, and appeared on European and American television. She has also appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestras in France, Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and the U.S. In 1984 she received the first Special Award from the Princess Grace Foundation and was decorated by Prince Rainier of Monaco with Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Culturel. She and her husband reside in Seattle, Washington.


Note: August 18-29-20 Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m; the Sunday, August 21st Concert and Dessert Reception begin at 2:00 p.m. Reservations required.


Festival Partners: Pianist Sheila Weidendorf, founder and Artistic Director of Island Consort, frequently performs chamber music & other concerts in the region. She is devoted to encouraging the love of music and making concerts--especially classical concerts--accessible to everyone. She is joined by co-sponsor Elizabeth Derrig (Greger) Derrig. Derrig is a career attorney who also provides professional real estate services with Coldwell Banker Bain. In 2013, Beth and her husband Joe traveled to Germany to see a reproduction of Luise Greger’s lost fairytale musical “Goose Girl”. She returned with some of Luise’s musical scores and a passion to uncover the full original version of Luise’s “Goose Girl” for production in the United States. Through Coldwell Banker Bain’s Community Partnership program, Beth is able to collaborate with Island Consort’s efforts to expand opportunities for young women in music by sharing the works of talented female artists from all time.


FFI:  Sheila Weidendorf 360-320-2362 or email sweidendorf@whidbey.com

Island Consort, Whidbey's resident early music ensemble, is an umbrella partner of Whidbey Island Arts Council, a 501C3, not-for-profit organization.

-- "Music is not illusion but revelation...a perpetual reconciliation to life." ~Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky





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