Sunday February 26, 2023 (CHANGED)
Knox United Church, Parksville
Concert at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
Founded in 2001, the Ad Mare Wind Quintet takes its name from the Canadian Coat of Arms, “A mari usque ad mari,” which translates to “Between two seas” or “From sea to sea.”
Rosanne Wieringa, flute – Flute lessons began at the age of twelve. Her path took her to formal study at the University of Toronto; the Glenn Gould Professional School, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Wieringa is Second Flute with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (since 2004). Formerly, she held the Principal Flute position with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Solo performances include those with the Regina Symphony Orchestra; the Georgian Bay Symphony and, most recently, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Summer Festival appearances have included the Sweetwater Music Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario, and the Gros Morne Summer Festival in Newfoundland. Ms. Wieringa has been a member of the Ad Mare Wind Quintet since 2007.
Marea Chernoff, oboe – Ms. Chernoff holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia; an Artist Diploma for the Vancouver Academy of Music, and a Master of Music in Performance from Boston University. A freelance musician whose home-base is Vancouver, Ms. Chernoff is Principal Oboe for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Lions Gate Sinfonia. Other symphonic performances have been with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Vancouver Opera Orchestra; Broadway Across Canada; Ballet BC, and CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra. Current chamber music involvements are with the Ad Mare Wind Quintet; Ad Mare Reed Trio; Trincomali Trio, and Cascadia Reed Quintet. Marea is a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Capilano University; the Vancouver Symphony School of Music, and the University of British Columbia Summer Music Institute. Her music-related schedule includes regular performances in recitals and school shows throughout BC. Recently, Marea has been pursuing her love of Baroque music and historical performance and has taken up playing the Baroque oboe.
Benjamin Kinsman, horn – Nova Scotia was home-base for Mr. Kinsman prior to receiving a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from Acadia University (studying with Mary Lee and Robert McCosh), followed by a year of post-graduate studies at the New England Conservatory (with James Sommerville). From there, he moved to Vancouver where he has been a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2001 and was appointed the position of Second Horn in 2011. Ben is also a member of the Turning Point Ensemble; the Touch of Brass Quintet, and the Vancouver Symphony Brass Quintet. Performance credits include the National Arts Centre Orchestra; the Seattle Symphony (Der Ring des Nibelungen); San Antonio Symphony; Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Vancouver Film Orchestra. Ben played solo horn for Vancouver productions of The Lion King; Wicked; Mary Poppins, and Billy Elliot. Ben has enjoyed Orchestra Fellowships with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada; Spoleto USA, and the Tanglewood Music Centre. He is on the Faculty of Music at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music.
AK Coope, clarinet – Having received Performance degrees from both the University of British Columbia and Northwestern University in Chicago, AK Coope is a frequent performer with the Vancouver and Victoria Symphonies; the Vancouver Opera Orchestra; Turning Point Ensemble; the Vancouver New Music Ensemble, and Victoria’s Aventa Ensemble. She has recorded for many artists, as well as having her own CD recording with her contemporary music ensemble, “Standing Wave.” Projects include a five-week musical collaboration with traditional musicians in Bali, Indonesia. Ak’s talents extend to that of composer, lyricist and script-writer. Her first full-length musical, “How I Became Queen,” was produced to great acclaim for Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre in 2006. Other collaborative works have been performed at Dancing on the Edge Festival and at Vancouver’s 12 Minutes Max Series.
Sophie Dansereau, bassoon – Born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, and after several years of piano and flute study, Ms. Dansereau discovered the bassoon. She received the highest honour of the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec – the “Prix avec Grande Distinction a l’unanimite” in bassoon and chamber music, and a Master of Music from Yale University. Currently Contrabassoonist and Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Sophie has performed with the CBC Radio Orchestra; Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (New Zealand); New World Symphony, and the Quebec Symphony, as well as at festivals and competitions, and as featured soloist. She is a Founding member of the Ad Mare Wind Quintet, has served on the faculty of the University of British Columbia and West Coast Amateur Music Society. She teaches privately and at the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Submitted by Mary Leigh-Warden
Source: Ad Mare website – admarequintet.com