MICHAEL POLL and EMI FERGUSON
2 pm Sunday, April 10
The Court, the Palace, the Ocean, the Trees
Michael Poll, classical guitar and Emi Ferguson, flute, will perform works by J.S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti which they have arranged for their instruments. Also on the program: Argentinian composer Anton Piazzola’s History of the Tango, and music by Tōro Takamitsu, Elizabeth Ogonek and Gabriella Ortiz.
Classical guitarist Michael Poll, who is also a conductor, recently obtained his DMus (Doctor of Music) degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he focused on Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions and their emotional impact. His debut guitar album, 7-String Bach, was called ‘masterful’ by Gramophone Magazine. Mr. Poll also offers concerts in schools to help build a foundation for young people in understanding classical music.
Emi Ferguson, who plays modern and historical flute in concerts worldwide, and who is also a Bach specialist, collaborated with Mr. Poll to arrange The Goldberg Variations for their instruments. Selections from this collaboration will lead off the program. Ms. Ferguson is a Professor at the Julliard School. She offers an online history of the flute.
Concert Sponsor: Anne Rylestone, DVM, PhD in memory of her husband James Q. Knight, DVM.
Concert ticket: $25. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/friendsofthestonechurch/644691/
A subscription to the 7-concert series of Concerts at the Stone Church 2022, including a silent film by Peter Krasinski and two free Concerts on the Lawn, is available for $100.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and from the Local Cultural Councils of Barre, Hardwick-New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, and Petersham. Local Cultural Councils are local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.