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Echoing Air

March 16, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT St. John on the Lake $35.00

“Echoing Air” is a new dynamic ensemble specializing in the repertoire of the English Baroque, with an emphasis on chamber works featuring countertenor voices with baroque ensemble. The ensemble is comprised of talented performers who have worked with leading proponents of early music including the Bach Ensemble, Ensemble Galilei, Musica Antiqua Köln, Ensemble Voltaire, and Chanticleer, and have performed in venues such as the Boston Early Music Festival and the Proms in London.

Daniel Bubeck, countertenor

Hailed by both the New York Times and Opera News for his distinctive, honeyed timbre, smooth coloratura, secure technique and for his superb command of line and text, Daniel Bubeck has earned an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage performing in music festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia with such esteemed organizations as the Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet, English National Opera, New York City Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Moscow National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Holland Radio Orchestra, Estonian National Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Lukes, Concerto Köln, American Classical Orchestra and American Bach Soloists and festivals in Hobart, Adelaide and Beijing. Conductors with whom he has enjoyed collaboration include Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kent Nagano, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan and John Adams. Career highlights include world premieres as well as over forty different productions of John Adams’ El Niño (2000) and The Gospel According to the Other Mary (2012) the American Premiere of Lost Objects by David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and numerous works of Handel including Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, Solomon, Orlando, Serse, Flavio, Partenope, Saul, Theodora, and Messiah. Dr. Daniel Bubeck holds degrees in voice from Indiana University (DM & MM – early music) Peabody Institute of Music (GPD/Opera Certificate) and the University of Delaware (BM). He teaches on the faculty of the University of North Texas.

Jeffrey Collier, recorder, Baroque flute, tenor

Jeffrey Collier is a founding member of Echoing Air and enjoys transcribing and arranging music of the Baroque period for the ensemble. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied singing with Mac Morgan and performed on recorder and other early instruments with the Emory Early Music Consort. Following his completion of medical school he has remained an avid musical performer specializing in Early Music. He studied Baroque flute with Barbara Kallaur, and he has participated in many intensive workshops and masterclasses with such artists as Christopher Krueger, Michael Lynn, Max van Egmond, Eva Legene, Janet See, and Stephen Preston. He currently calls Indianapolis home, and has performed on both Baroque flute and recorder with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Voltaire as well as ensembles throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Reviews have praised his “pure and focused” playing (Classical Voice of North Carolina, March 2005).

C. Keith Collins, recorder, bassoon, early harp

C. Keith Collins is adjunct instructor in historical bassoon and recorder at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music’s Historical Performance Institute, and also teaches historical bassoon at the University of North Texas. He has performed with many of today’s leading early music ensembles, including Washington Bach Consort, Tafelmusik, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Opera Atelier, Apollo’s Fire, Echoing Air, Folger Consort, and the Grammy-nominated Musik Ekklesia. Keith is a founding member of the award-winning shawm and curtal band Ensemble Lipzodes. In 2008 Keith completed the first doctorate in historical bassoon performance at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music. When not practicing or making reeds, Keith enjoys volunteering at Indiana Raptor Center, a hospital and educational facility for birds of prey. He serves on the Board of Directors and gives educational presentations about raptor ecology and conservation to the public.

Thomas Gerber, harpsichord and organ continuo

Thomas Gerber is a founding member of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Voltaire. A graduate of Hillsdale College and Ball State University, Gerber received a Master of Music degree in harpsichord and early music performance practice from Indiana University. Mr. Gerber has held positions as assistant professor of music and humanities at Marian University as well as the teaching faculties of the University of Indianapolis and Butler University. His continuo keyboard skills are highly sought after by period instrument groups and modern orchestras alike. He has performed with the Ann Arbor-based 17th-century-music chamber quintet Anaphantasia, the liturgical early music ensemble Musik Ekklesia, and other period-instrument early-music groups including Alchymy, Catacoustic Consort, the Callipygian Players, Pills to Purge Melancholy, Ars Antigua Chicago, and Haydn-by-the-Lake. He also performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the Early Music Festival of St. Louis, the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and the Tropical Baroque Festival. He can be heard on the Dorian, Concordia, Indie Barock, and Catalpa Classics labels.

Christine Kyprianides, Baroque cello and viola da gamba

During nearly thirty years in Europe, Christine Kyprianides recorded and performed throughout the world with prominent early music ensembles including Huelgas Ensemble, Musica Antiqua Köln, Les Adieux, Ganassi-Consort, Das Kleine Konzert, Collegium Carthusianum, and Les Arts Florissants. She has also been a long-time collaborator of fortepianist Richard Burnett at Finchcocks in Kent, England. Her recording credits include over 70 albums for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony, Harmonia Mundi, Capriccio, Virgin Classics and Globe. Kyprianides holds degrees in performance from the Peabody and the New England Conservatories, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; at the Tanglewood Berkshire Music Center she was awarded the Gregor Piatagorsky Cello Prize. Kyprianides has taught early music performance practice at the Dresden Academy of Early Music, the Lemmens Institute of the University of Louvain, the conservatory for Liturgical Music of Halle/Saale, the Conservatories of Cologne and Buenos Aires, the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile, the Summer Seminar of Early Music in Wallonia, the University of Denver, and Indiana University. Currently a resident of Indiana, she is a member of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Voltaire, and Echoing Air. In addition to her performance activities, Kyprianides is active as a scholar, presenting and publishing papers on performance practice issues and the social history of music, and has recently joined the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Steven Rickards, countertenor

Steven Rickards is the founder and Artistic Director of Echoing Air, Inc. He has received international acclaim as one of America’s finest countertenors of his generation. His varied career spans music from the medieval period to the present day. Rickards has appeared domestically and internationally with many organizations in the performance of Baroque works. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York. He performed Bach’s Mass in B Minor worldwide in performances throughout France with The Festival Singers under the direction of Robert Shaw. Subsequent performances of the work include American, Australian, and European performances with Joshua Rifkin and the Bach Ensemble, where the masterpiece was performed with one singer to a part. Rickards has also performed with leading ensembles including the American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, the Folger Consort, the Gabrieli Consort, the New London Consort, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Baroque orchestras of Indianapolis, Seattle, and Portland. Ensemble singing has played an important part in Rickards’ musical life. His career has included membership in leading proponents of the choral and chamber art, including Chanticleer and Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices. Rickards can be heard on numerous labels including Chanticleer, Decca, Dorian, Four Winds, Gothic, Harmonia Mundi, Koch, Newport Classics, Smithsonian, and Teldec. On the Naxos Label he recorded two solo albums of songs by John Dowland and Thomas Campion. Rickards is a published composer and an advocate for new music. In his book Twentieth Century Countertenor Repertoire (Scarecrow Press), he championed the creation and collection of contemporary works for the countertenor. It is the only published resource on the subject. Rickards took part in the premiere of John Adams’s oratorio El Niño at the Châtelet Opera in Paris in 2000. Subsequent performances of the work include the Adelaide Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Malmö Opera, the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society, Norske Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, and the Tokyo Symphony. Additional operatic premieres include John Eaton’s operas Danton and Robespierre at Indiana University, and The Tempest at the Santa Fe Opera. He also premiered Bruno Moretti’s Vespro, with the New York City Ballet. Rickards received his undergraduate and masters degrees from Indiana University. A Fulbright-Hays Scholarship and Rotary Grant provided funds for additional study in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His doctorate was conferred by Florida State University. He is currently on the faculty of the Historical Performance Institute at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He also serves on the faculties of Butler University, Marian University and the University of Indianapolis.

O Ravishing Delights

Daniel Bubeck and Steven Rickards, Countertenors

Jeffrey Collier and Keith Collins, Recorders

Christine Kyprianides, Viola da Gamba

Thomas Gerber, Harpsichord

Divine Delights

Venite, sicientes ad aquas Domini          Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Mr. Bubeck, Mr. Rickards, and Continuo

Ego flos campi                                 Claudio Monteverdi

Mr. Bubeck and Continuo

Author of Light                                Thomas Campion (1567-1620)

Come Let Us Sound with Melody

Mr. Rickards and Mr. Gerber

O Jesu Nomen dulce                   Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

Mr. Bubeck and Continuo

Bringt her dem Herren                    Heinrich Schütz

Mr.Rickards and Continuo

Courtly Delights

Symphony from Loves Goddess Sure            Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Recorders and Continuo

Britain Thou Now Art Great                    Henry Purcell

Mr. Bubeck, Recorders, and Continuo

Let Caesar and Urania Live                         Henry Purcell

Mr. Bubeck, Mr. Rickards, and Continuo

Crown the Altar, Deck the Shrine!               Henry Purcell

Mr. Rickards and Continuo

Sweetness of Nature                      Henry Purcell Company


Amorous Delights 

Sonata Op. 6, No. 2 in d-minor: I. Adagio, 4. Giga          Robert Valentine (1671-1747)

Mr. Collier and Mr. Collins

O Ravishing Delight                               John Eccles (1668-1735)

Mr. Rickards, Recorders, and Continuo

Tell Me No More You Love                    John Blow (1649-1708)

Mr. Bubeck and Continuo

Would You I the Thing Discover           William Babell (1690-1723)

Mr. Rickards and Continuo

One Charming Night                                     Henry Purcell

Mr. Bubeck, Recorders, and Continuo

Musical Delights


Sound the Trumpet                 Henry Purcell

Mr. Bubeck and Mr. Rickards


Strike the Viol                        Henry Purcell

Mr. Bubeck, Recorders, and Continuo


Plainte                                  Marin Marais (1656-1728)

Ms. Kyprianides and Mr. Gerber


The Airy Violin                                                                                    Henry Purcell

Mr. Rickards, Recorders, and Continuo


In Vain the Am’rous Flute                    Henry Purcell Company


Trio Sonata in F, Op.1, No.6 In Imitation of Birds              William Williams (fl. 1677-1704)

  1. Adagio II. Allegro III. Grave   IV. Allegro

Mr. Collier, Mr. Collins, and Continuo


Hark! How the Songsters (from Timon of Athens)                               Henry Purcell Company


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March 16, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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St. John on the Lake
4760 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140 United States
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