Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents an evening of baroque music by Joel Becktell, baroque cello, and Kristin Ditlow, harpsichord on Friday September 6, at 7 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. The program features the music of Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi, Domenico Gabrielli, and Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini. The duo will perform a school outreach concert on Thursday, September 5 at 3 PM in the Carrizozo School Old Gym. Both concerts are free and open to the public. These programs are sponsored by a generous grant from New Mexico Arts.
Cellist Joel Becktell has performed, taught, and lectured throughout North and Central America and Europe. He has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nichols Quartet, the Harrington String Quartet, and the Moveable Feast chamber ensemble. He has served as Principal Cellist of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Pro Musica and is Assistant Principal cellist of the Santa Fe Symphony. Joel appears frequently on Baroque and modern cello and violoncello piccolo as soloist and with ensembles throughout North America. He is a founding member of REVEL, a chamber ensemble performing an exceptionally wide-ranging repertoire (www.revelmusic.com), and of The Analog Cello Company, an ensemble dedicated to original and arranged works for multiple cellos. He is also a founding member of Movable Sol and the baroque ensemble BWV, both of which perform a popular, intimate concert series in New Mexico. Joel has appeared as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Fe Symphony
Joel is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with honors. His teachers include Anne Cole, Alan Harris, and Stephen Geber. A dedicated teacher and coach, Joel teaches privately and at various festivals and master classes. He has also written on pedagogical and luthiery topics for Strings Magazine.
Kristin Ditlow, American pianist, harpsichordist, vocal coach and conductor, is enjoying a career in opera and recital in the United States and abroad. Dr. Ditlow is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Coaching at the University of New Mexico. Notable highlights from the past few seasons include conducting world premiere operas written by Steve Block, Joseph Illick, Nell Shaw Cohen, and Ron Strauss. She has appeared as a pianist with Ellen Rose (principal violist, Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Tara Venditti, the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, OperaWorks, and New Mexico organizations Chatter, Santa Fe Opera, Movable Sol, Opera Southwest, and New Mexico Winds. She recently conducted Bellini’s Norma to critical acclaim.
Prior to her appointment at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Ditlow served on the music staffs and faculties of the Curtis Institute of Music, Settlement Music School (Philadelphia, PA), Westminster Choir College, Ithaca College, and the Eastman School of Music, Spoleto Festival USA, Opera Philadelphia, Syracuse Opera, Finger Lakes Opera, San Francisco Opera Center, Delaware Valley Opera Company, InterMountain Opera Bozeman, the Princeton Festival, the CoOPERAtive Program, Crescendo International Summer Institute (Hungary), Si Parla, si canta (Urbania, Italy) and the Ameropa International Festival (Prague, Czech Republic).
She is an alumnus of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Westminster Choir College, Tanglewood Music Center, and Merola Opera Program. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Dr. Jean Barr.
Other concerts in the Carrizozo Music 2019 Season include a mid-October Piatigorsky Foundation Concert with Evan Drachman, cellist accompanied by Audrey Vardanega, pianist. December 1 brings the Southwest Chamber Woodwinds in an early music Holiday Concert.
To reach Trinity United Methodist Church from route 54, turn west at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks to the church, 1000 D Ave, Carrizozo, NM.
For information about Carrizozo Music, Inc., the 2019 season schedule and concert updates, please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music,Inc, a 501c3, sponsors a series of free classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and an extensive school outreach program of concerts and workshops, with a commitment to providing free quality music to the students and residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.