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Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

3 PM  •  Admission is Free

BENJAMIN BARON, Clarinet
KARLA MOE, Flute
BARBARA OLDHAM, Horn
MATT SULLIVAN, Oboe
SASHA ENEGREN, Bassoon

Established in Bogotá, Colombia in 1976 and based in New York City since 1979, Quintet of the Americas has commis-sioned over 90 works; performed over 300 concerts in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, and Eastern Europe; recorded eight CDs; and earned two ASCAP-CMA awards for adventuresome programming.

New York–based clarinetist BENJAMIN BARON enjoys a diverse career as a performer, educator, and clinician. Formally a member of the orchestra for the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of On the Town, he has performed on many other shows and has performed with the New York Pops, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, West Point Band, Belgian Radio Orchestra, and the London Winds.

Flutist KARLA MOE has an active career as both an orchestral and chamber musician, frequently playing with the New York City Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, the American Symphony, and as principal flutist for the New York Grand Opera, New Jersey State Opera, the St. Cecelia Orchestra, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Horn player BARBARA OLDHAM is a founding member of Quintet of the Americas. Her appearances as a recitalist include performances with Chamber Music Northwest, the Marlboro Music Festival, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, and Festival Brass. She has served as principal horn of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia in Bogotá, Opera Northeast, National Symphony of the Dominican Republic and as a member of the Queens Symphony and West End Symphony.

Oboist MATT SULLIVAN has performed extensively on four continents. The New York Times has praised his “gorgeously lyrical” playing. As composer, his works have been featured on National Public Radio and on Voice of America. In addition to his active teaching and solo recital schedule, he is a member of Musicians Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players (Princeton University), the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, First Avenue, and Heliosphere.

Bassoonist Dr. SASHA ENEGREN is Assistant Professor of bassoon and Woodwind Coordinator at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. As a soloist she has performed fifteen concertos with orchestra and recently premiered seven new compositions by local composers. In orchestra, she has been a member of the Savannah Philharmonic and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Symphony Space with orchestras such as American Symphony Orchestra and the New York Pops.