Free Concert: The Dancing Master:  English Folk Music of the 17th Century

    February 9, 2018 all-day
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    323 W 108th St
    New York, NY 10025

    Bloomingdale School of Music Presents

    The Dancing Master:  English Folk Music of the 17th Century

    Friday, February 9, at  7:00 pm

    A Free Concert Performed on Early Music Instruments Featuring

    Cellist Margalit Cantor, Violinist Marina Fragoulis, and Adam Cockerham on Lute

    New York, New York — Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to present a concert entitled The Dancing Master: English Folk Music of the 17th Century on Friday, February 9th at 7:00 pm.  Led by BSM faculty member Margalit Cantor on baroque cello, she will be joined by Marina Fragoulis on baroque violin and Adam Cockerham on lute. This free concert will be held in the David Greer Recital Hall, located at the school’s home site at 323 West 108th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive. Seating is limited.

    BSM cello faculty member Margalit Cantor returns for another fascinating program of rarely heard English baroque music performed on original instruments. This concert will feature a charming collection of tuneful ayers, ballads, and fantasias from the 17th Century English countryside.


    Margalit Cantor, Cello, * BSM Faculty Member

    Cellist Margalit Cantor performs on both modern and baroque cello. She is a core member of Dorian Baroque and has collaborated in period performances with Project Amadeus, Early Music New York, American Baroque Orchestra, and the New York Baroque Dance Company, along with Rachel Barton-Pine and the Chicago Children’s Chorus. In addition, Ms. Cantor has been featured on the Gotham Early Music Series Midtown Concerts, NYC, and the fringe concert series at Boston Early Music Festival. She also attended baroque institutes in Freiburg, Germany and with Tafelmusik in Toronto. She has spent many summers performing with the AIMS Festival opera orchestra in Graz, Austria and participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Tanglewood and National Orchestra Institutes. She had the opportunity to solo with Ensemble 212, performing Vivaldi’s D Major Cello Concerto, RV 404, one of his rarely heard cello works. A passionate educator, Ms. Cantor serves on the faculties of Bloomingdale School of Music where she directs A4TY the school’s student composing projec tand the Suzuki cello department at Lucy Moses School.

    Marina Fragoulis, Baroque Violin

    Marina Fragoulis is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster, and is the artistic director of Dorian Baroque. She performs with St. Cecilia’s Chorus & Orchestra, Westchester Chamber Symphony, Astoria Symphony, Martina Arroyo Foundation, and the Monmouth Civic Chorus among others.  In New York she has given recitals at Gracie Mansion and the Greek Orthodox Archdioceses, and has collaborated with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and I Cameristi di Fiesole at the Harmonia Mundi Festival of Italy.  Ms. Fragoulis is a dedicated music teacher at Midori & Friends, the Interschool Orchestras of New York, and the Dalton School.  Marina graduated from the Mannes College of Music as a student of the legendary violinist, David Nadien.

    Adam Cockerham, Lute

    Early music artist Adam Cockerham specializes in theorbo, lute, and baroque guitar. He has performed with ensembles such as Trinity Baroque Orchestra, NOVUS NY, Philharmonia Chamber Players, New York Baroque Incorporated, El Mundo, and J415. He has been involved in modern world premiere performances of 17th-century operas with companies such as Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Le nozze in sogno), Ars Minerva (La Cleopatra, Le Amazzoni nelle isole fortunate), and world premiere performances of new operas with companies like the Prototype Festival (Pulitzer Prize-winning Angel’s Bone) and Opera Saratoga (A Long Walk). Cockerham is currently a doctoral candidate at The Juilliard School after completing his Master of Music degree in Historical Plucked Strings, studying with Charles Weaver and Daniel Swenberg. He also holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of music where he studied guitar with Sérgio Assad, David Tanenbaum, and Lawrence Ferrara, and early plucked strings with Richard Savino. Partnering with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Danielle Sampson, he founded voice and guitar/lute duo Jarring Sounds, which released its first album in 2014.


    Founded in 1964, Bloomingdale School of Music is a thriving musical environment where students of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels learn and perform music, develop life skills, and participate in a diverse community committed to access and excellence. Fifty-three years later BSM upholds its deep belief that an inclusive community music school can be a force for positive change in the world. With accessibility central to its mission, more than 20% of Bloomingdale’s student body receives financial aid and scholarship assistance annually. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music’s programs and concerts, visit, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email [email protected].

    Bloomingdale School of Music is grateful to the following donors: Foundations: Associated Chamber Music Players, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Edwin Caplin Foundation, Columbia Community Service, D’Addario Foundation, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Exploring the Metropolis Con-Edison Composers’ Residency Program, The Hearst Foundation, Libby Holman Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation, Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, Corporations: Colgate-Palmolive Inner-City Education Fund, ConEdison, Public: New York State Council on the Arts with Support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Assembly Member Daniel J. O’Donnell, and New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, and many other generous individuals.