Dazzle, Dreams, and Drama

Dazzle, Dreams, and Drama

Sunday, November 10 @4 PM
Jeanne Y. Curtis Hall at Assumption University
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester
Pre-concert talk @3:30 PM

Come for the dazzle that is Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio; stay for the drama of the Schubert Octet. Explore The Shining Gate of Morpheus, a series of what Eleanor Alberga calls “dream tableaux,” inspired by Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams and sleep.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Kegelstatt” Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 for clarinet, viola and piano ♦ listen

Eleanor Alberga
Shining Gate of Morpheus ♦ listen

Franz Schubert
Octet in F Major, D.803 ♦ listen

With guests William Kirkley, clarinet / Clark Matthews, horn / Adrian Jojatu, bassoon /
Guinevere Fridley, double bass

Adults $40
Seniors $36
College Students $10

EBT/WIC/ConnectorCare $5
Youth 17 and under free

Krista Buckland Reisner, violin
Rohan Gregory, violin
Peter Sulski, viola

Mark Berger,  viola
Joshua Gordon, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Guest Artists

Guinevere Fridley, double bass Guinevere Fridley is a modern bassist, baroque bassist, and viola da gambist in the Boston area. She approaches music from a historically informed performance practice viewpoint, striving to bring the music of the past to life. Guinevere has performed with various ensembles including the Handel and Haydn Society, Arpeggione, Arcadia Players, Eudaimonia, Emmanuel Music, and Church of the Advent. She has served as both a soloist and ensemble member in numerous ensembles at universities in the Boston area. She has participated in many festivals throughout her musical career including the American Bach Soloists Academy, Oregon Bach Festival,Viola da Gamba Society of America’s  Conclave, and Amherst Early Music Festival. Guinevere holds a Masters degree in Baroque Bass/Violone and in Viola da Gamba from Longy School of Music of Bard College and a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance from Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.


Adrian Jojatu, bassoonBorn in Bucharest, Romania, Adrian Jojatu studied bassoon at the George Enescu School of Music. In 1982, 1984, and 1985 he won the 1st prize at the woodwind Romanian national competitions. In 1989 was appointed assistant principal bassoon at the Radio Orchestra and TV, Bucharest, Romania. In 1991 he received full scholarship at Boston University for Master degree in bassoon performance. He is the founder of the Mozarteum quartet and in 1995 and 2001 was the winner of the concerto competition at Boston University, the only woodwind player to twice win this competition. Since 1993 he has performed with many classical ensembles in the Boston area and New England such as Boston Classical, BMOP, Boston Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic Cantata Singers, Spectrum Singers, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, Boston Pops, and Boston Symphony. Between 2005-2008 he was appointed principal bassoon of the State Symphony of Mexico, Enrique Batiz director. Mr. Jojatu is a great admirer of Mozart’s music and enjoys cycling, tennis, and soccer.


Bill Kirkley, clarinetWilliam Kirkley is in demand as an orchestral musician, recitalist, and chamber performer, and his playing has been labeled “emotional, committed, and intensely exciting” by the Boston Globe. The Boston Musical Intelligencer called him “a musician in total command of his instrument.”

Bill’s orchestral playing has been heard in some of the world’s great concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Symphony Hall Boston, Orchestra Hall Chicago, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London. He is principal clarinetist and one of the founders of the Lexington Symphony, principal clarinetist of Cape Ann Symphony, solo bass clarinetist with Orchestra of Indian Hill and the Albany Symphony. As a guest clarinetist, he can often be heard performing with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, and City Ballet in NYC.

Bill is sought out as a concerto soloist and has been featured with the North Arkansas Symphony, Mesquite Symphony, North Shore Philharmonic, Gordon Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, and the Lexington Symphony. He has recorded extensively on such labels as CRI, SEAMUS, New World, Albany, Naxos, and Centaur. His playing has been heard on WGBH Boston and the BBC from London. If you play SimCity BuildIt! you’ve heard his playing behind the game.

A performer dedicated to educating, Bill has served on the music faculties of University of Southwestern Louisiana, Brandeis University, UMass Boston, and is currently on the music faculties of Gordon College, Berklee College of Music, the College of the Holy Cross, and Indian Hill Music. Bill attended the University of Arkansas, Northwestern University and Southern Methodist University, where his major teachers were Robert Marcellus, Anthony Gigliotti, and Robert Umiker.

Bill is an avid lover of the outdoors, and lives in New Hampshire with his adorable Scottie Dogs.


Clark Matthews | french hornHailed for his “Rich, velvety tone”, French hornist, Clark Matthews has been a fixture in the New England musical landscape since 2007.  Serving as principal hornist of the Cape Symphony and interim principal hornist of Symphony New Hampshire, Mr. Matthews can also be heard regularly appearing with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera. His forays into contemporary music include numerous recordings under the Boston Modern Orchestra Project label.

Mr. Matthews can also be heard regularly performing at the Emmanuel Church of Boston, on the Bach Cantata series. Chamber music and solo performance affiliations include Walden Chamber Players and the Meeting House chamber music series. Outside of musical performance, Mr. Matthews serves on New England Musicians Relief Fund board and the executive board for the Boston Musicians Association.