Floyds Row

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

Developing a varied career as performer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci performs regularly on the viola da gamba (viol), violone, and double bass throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In the United Kingdom, he has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Cöthen Baroque, and Oxford Baroque. In the United States, he has collaborated with the Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn Society, the Arcadia Players, Tempesta di Mare, Harmonious Blacksmith, The Folger Consort, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Washington National Cathedral; he currently serves as principal bassist with Boston’s L'Académie Baroque Orchestra and Chicago’s Baroque Band. He has given workshops at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Edinburgh (UK), the Narnia Arts Academy (Narni; Italy), the Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Burapha University (Thailand), and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (USA). Currently, he directs the Collegium Musicum at Wellesley College, serves on the Winchendon Cultural Council, and works as a freelance artist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Developing a varied career as performer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci performs regularly on the viola da gamba (viol), violone, and double bass throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In the United Kingdom, he has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Cöthen Baroque, and Oxford Baroque. In the United States, he has collaborated with the Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn Society, the Arcadia Players, Tempesta di Mare, Harmonious Blacksmith, The Folger Consort, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Washington National Cathedral; he currently serves as principal bassist with Boston’s L'Académie Baroque Orchestra and Chicago’s Baroque Band. He has given workshops at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Edinburgh (UK), the Narnia Arts Academy (Narni; Italy), the Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Burapha University (Thailand), and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (USA). Currently, he directs the Collegium Musicum at Wellesley College, serves on the Winchendon Cultural Council, and works as a freelance artist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Accordionist & pianist George Lykogiannis has performed extensively throughout the United States and in Europe. He appears regularly along the east coast of the US playing the accordion in various ensembles, spanning a wide variety of genres that include classical, jazz, punk, folk, and world music. As a classically trained pianist, he has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Indiana, New Jersey, and in Italy, and his solo piano concerts have brought him to numerous venues throughout the New York metropolitan area and abroad. Mr. Lykogiannis also teaches piano lessons and accompanies ballet classes. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in classical piano performance at Rutgers University.

Accordionist & pianist George Lykogiannis has performed extensively throughout the United States and in Europe. He appears regularly along the east coast of the US playing the accordion in various ensembles, spanning a wide variety of genres that include classical, jazz, punk, folk, and world music. As a classically trained pianist, he has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Indiana, New Jersey, and in Italy, and his solo piano concerts have brought him to numerous venues throughout the New York metropolitan area and abroad. Mr. Lykogiannis also teaches piano lessons and accompanies ballet classes. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in classical piano performance at Rutgers University.

Praised for her "sheer vocal beauty" and "sparkling performances" by The Washington Post, soprano Emily Noël has appeared as a soloist with The Gabrieli Consort, The Folger Consort, Washington National Cathedral, The Washington Bach Consort, 21st Century Consort, Orchestra of the 17th Century, Bach Sinfonia, and Indiana University New Music Ensemble; and was recently featured in a production of The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre starring Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. In addition, Ms. Noël has sung a wide range of operatic roles, notably Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto with Ente Concerti Città di Iglesias (Sardinia, Italy); Nora in Vaughn Williams' Riders to the Sea at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival (Netherlands).

Praised for her "sheer vocal beauty" and "sparkling performances" by The Washington Post, soprano Emily Noël has appeared as a soloist with The Gabrieli Consort, The Folger Consort, Washington National Cathedral, The Washington Bach Consort, 21st Century Consort, Orchestra of the 17th Century, Bach Sinfonia, and Indiana University New Music Ensemble; and was recently featured in a production of The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre starring Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. In addition, Ms. Noël has sung a wide range of operatic roles, notably Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto with Ente Concerti Città di Iglesias (Sardinia, Italy); Nora in Vaughn Williams' Riders to the Sea at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival (Netherlands).


ALBUM ARTISTS

Alistair Anderson - concertina & pipes

Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba & double bass

Joshua Copeland - baritone

Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern

Hannah James - soprano & accordion

Becky Jane Rea - flute

James Percival - harmonium

 

 

 

Chris Ferebee is a composer living in Atlanta, GA. He holds an undergraduate and a Master's degree from the University of Durham and is currently completing a DPhil (PhD) in composition at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford supervised by Professor Martyn Harry, whom he previously studied with at Durham. Previous teachers also include Dr. Matthew Shlomowitz and Professor Jeremy Dibble (musicology).  As a native Atlantan who lived in England for nearly a decade, Chris' music centres on his love of the deep South and the English countryside. In addition to composing, Chris also writes for and performs on plucked-string instruments with fusion ensemble, Floyds Row. While at Oxford, Chris was the co-artistic director of the M@SH Centre for Experimental Music where he remains an artist-in-association. He lives with his wife, Amber, and two young children in North Atlanta.

Chris Ferebee is a composer living in Atlanta, GA. He holds an undergraduate and a Master's degree from the University of Durham and is currently completing a DPhil (PhD) in composition at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford supervised by Professor Martyn Harry, whom he previously studied with at Durham. Previous teachers also include Dr. Matthew Shlomowitz and Professor Jeremy Dibble (musicology).  As a native Atlantan who lived in England for nearly a decade, Chris' music centres on his love of the deep South and the English countryside. In addition to composing, Chris also writes for and performs on plucked-string instruments with fusion ensemble, Floyds Row. While at Oxford, Chris was the co-artistic director of the M@SH Centre for Experimental Music where he remains an artist-in-association. He lives with his wife, Amber, and two young children in North Atlanta.

George Lernis (drummer, world percussionist) specializes in a number of world percussion instruments such as: Darbuka, Bendir, Daire, Riq, just to name a few. George holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Jazz Performance and a master’s degree from Longy Conservatory in Modern American Music. Currently George resides in Boston where he regularly performs and teaches music. Over the last few years, George has recorded and collaborated with prominent figures such as: Dave Liebman, Anat Cohen, Antonio Sanchez, Tiger Okoshi, Jerry Leake, Bertram Lehmann, Mehmet Ali Salnikol, and Robert Labaree. After his master’s degree, George released his first album as a bandleader, “Shapes of Nature” featuring the George Lernis Jazz Quartet. George performs regularly around the New England area, New York, as well as touring around the United States and Europe.

George Lernis (drummer, world percussionist) specializes in a number of world percussion instruments such as: Darbuka, Bendir, Daire, Riq, just to name a few. George holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Jazz Performance and a master’s degree from Longy Conservatory in Modern American Music. Currently George resides in Boston where he regularly performs and teaches music. Over the last few years, George has recorded and collaborated with prominent figures such as: Dave Liebman, Anat Cohen, Antonio Sanchez, Tiger Okoshi, Jerry Leake, Bertram Lehmann, Mehmet Ali Salnikol, and Robert Labaree. After his master’s degree, George released his first album as a bandleader, “Shapes of Nature” featuring the George Lernis Jazz Quartet. George performs regularly around the New England area, New York, as well as touring around the United States and Europe.

Touring extensively as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, violinist Asako Takeuchi has performed with ensembles such as the Wallfisch Band (UK), Collegium Musicum Den Haag (Netherlands), Den Haag Piano Quintet (Netherlands), The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands, Arion Baroque Orchestra (Canada), and Handel & Haydn Society (USA). She has performed at numerous festivals, including Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (Netherlands), Deutsches Mozartfest and Innsbruck Festival (Germany), Festival de Música Antigua de Barcelona (Spain), MUPA International Arts Festival (Thailand), Abbaye aux Dames (France), and Aston Magna Music Festival (USA). Discography includes recordings with The Wallfisch Band (soloist), Arion Baroque Orchestra, and The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands. She has given workshops at Burapha University (Thailand), and holds degrees from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (Netherlands), University of Southern California, and Berklee College of Music.

Touring extensively as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, violinist Asako Takeuchi has performed with ensembles such as the Wallfisch Band (UK), Collegium Musicum Den Haag (Netherlands), Den Haag Piano Quintet (Netherlands), The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands, Arion Baroque Orchestra (Canada), and Handel & Haydn Society (USA). She has performed at numerous festivals, including Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (Netherlands), Deutsches Mozartfest and Innsbruck Festival (Germany), Festival de Música Antigua de Barcelona (Spain), MUPA International Arts Festival (Thailand), Abbaye aux Dames (France), and Aston Magna Music Festival (USA). Discography includes recordings with The Wallfisch Band (soloist), Arion Baroque Orchestra, and The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands. She has given workshops at Burapha University (Thailand), and holds degrees from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (Netherlands), University of Southern California, and Berklee College of Music.


GUEST ARTISTS

Athena Corcoran-Tadd - fiddle

Justin Godoy - recorder

Tal Katsir - soprano

Rebecca Tay - soprano

Teresa Wakim - soprano