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French-American ‘Ensemble Resonance’ to Perform

Colleges' reference librarian will be heard at the piano

(Oct. 4, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–The Library Associates are sponsoring a concert by Ensemble Resonance of the Rochester Folk Art Guild at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, in St. John's Chapel on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The concert, which includes works by Haydn, Borne, Telemann and Schumann, is free and open to the public.

The musicians of Ensemble Resonance have performed in the United States and France since 2000. Performing at this concert is pianist Michael Hunter, a reference librarian at the Colleges. Hunter is joined by bassoonist Matthew Shubin and flutist Paul Schliffer.

A former pupil of Myron Myers, Hunter has degrees in performance and musical literature from Rhodes College, and has performed graduate studies in musicology and library science at the University of North Carolina. He has worked as accompanist and vocal coach in the studio of Marjorie Lawrence, a leading soprano with the Paris and Metropolitan Operas.

Shubin has served as principal bassoonist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and associate principal with the Cleveland Orchestra. Currently, he teaches at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in New Hampshire, in addition to his work with the Rochester Folk Art Guild and the Pittsford Camerata. Shubin studied at the Indiana University School of Music.

Schliffer, a founding member of the early Rochester Folk Art Guild music group Three Musicians, was a pupil of Robert Willoughby at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has worked with the renowned flute virtuoso Marcel Moyse. Schliffer also is a member of the Pittsford Camerata.

The Rochester Folk Art Guild, located in Middlesex, N.Y., is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to quality craftsmanship and community life. The group began its work in 1957 and has grown to receive worldwide recognition for its handcrafts.

The Library Associates help secure gifts of books for the Colleges, especially those that are hard to acquire. The organization also seeks to call attention to the needs of the library in supporting the basic curriculum and independent research projects of HWS students.