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HOBOCORD to Play at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 21, 2010) -- SUNY Plattsburgh's music department will present a faculty recital with Ann Ellworth (horn) and her group HOBOCORD 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the Winkel Sculpture Courtyard of the Myers Fine Arts Building.


HOBOCORD is comprised of Ellsworth, Keve Wilson (oboe) and Kenneth Cooper (harpsichord). They will be performing with guest artist, Stephen Walt (bassoon).

The concert, titled "Metamorphoses," will feature music by Bach, Scarlatti, Couperin, Debussy, Britten, and others.

The New York Times has called Ann Ellsworth's playing "outrageous" and "splendidly projected." She is the solo horn player for the Grammy-nominated Absolute Ensemble and has been a member of the Esbjerg Ensemble, Manhattan Brass, Baltimore Opera, Phoenix Symphony, and Philharmonica del Bajio. As artist in residence at the Lang College of the New School, she led many ground-breaking interdisciplinary events involving improvisation, dance, videography, and landscape architecture. Ellsworth is committed to early music and has presented a lecture recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art using original instruments from their collection. In the summer of 2008 she performed Peter Maxwell Davies' "Strathclyde Concerto" with the Dartington Festival Orchestra in England.

Ellsworth attended the Eastman and Juilliard Schools, with further study in Oslo, Norway, and St. Petersburg, Russia. She has held faculty positions at numerous schools in the New York City area and joined the Stony Brook faculty in September 2009. In addition to teaching at Stony Brook, she currently teaches horn in the music department at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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