Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Ensemble Pastourelle, featuring Corine Salon, soprano, Michael Clement, piano, and Susan Martula, clarinet, will perform at Memorial Chapel, Sunday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature music by Claude Debussy, Louis Spohr, Maurice Ravel, Marcel Grandjany, Joseph Canteloube, Richard Hundley, Professor Hilary Tann, Sergei Rachmaninov and Joaquin Rodrigo.

It is free and open to the public.

Ensemble Pastoruelle has performed from Maine to the Virgin Islands. At Union, harpist Leah Kidwell-Fernandes, wife of Professor Chris Fernandes of the Computer Science Department, will join the trio. 

Salon, who teaches voice at Union, has appeared in featured roles with the Pittsburgh Opera and has sung at international festivals in Germany, Austria and France. Locally, she has been a guest artist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, Opera Excelsior and numerous oratorio societies.

Clement is a vocal coach/accompanist at St. Rose and Skidmore colleges, private coach, choir director at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Albany and coach/accompanist at Lake George Opera. He has worked with the Opera Workshop at the University of Southern California and with the Long Beach Opera Theater.

Martula, principal clarinetist in the Berkshire Symphony and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, has played with the American Symphony Orchestra under Stokowski, the National Orchestral Association, the Colorado Philharmonic and the Lake George Opera Festival.

Kidwell-Fernandes has performed with orchestras in Ohio, Illinois, New York and Vermont. She has played for classical and pops concerts featuring such artists as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Hamlisch, the Canadian Brass, William Warfield, Peter Nero, Sandi Patty and Maureen Forrester.