Event Details

Sunday, August 16th, 2020
|  6:30pm - 7:30pm

Baroque Dreams

Music in the Woods is a series of FREE, eclectic and intimate Sunday performances set outdoors in Artpark’s scenic Lower Park Emerald Grove area overlooking the Niagara River. These social distanced concerts present a slate of both major national and local talent in concerts ranging from jazz to Baroque and new music.

This delightful and unique Baroque program with a theatrical flare will feature an eight-piece ensemble led by music director Moshe Shulman with some of the best WNY musicians, special guest pianist Sergei Dreznin, and a very special surprise by artist Uta Bekaia. Due to COVID-19 quarantine regulations, Eric Jurenas will be replaced by soprano Colleen Marcello Brecker. The program will include some of Baroque’s most romantic arias such as Purcell’s “Dido’s Lament,” Vivaldi’s “Sileant Zephyri” and J.S. Bach’s “Erbarme Dich” and more.

Sergei Dreznin is a Moscow-born, New York-based pianist and composer. Trained in Russia’s finest music schools, he has won prizes and critical recognition in Russia, Europe and the United States. He is one the world's most versatile musicians, with 17 music theater productions realized in Vienna, New York, Madrid, Moscow and Paris. The New York Times recognized Mr. Dreznin’s “virtuosity… grace, pliancy and confidence” and “seemingly limitless reserves of volume.” He appears regularly at prestigious music festivals including Bard Music (New York), the Sviatoslav Richter in Tarusa, Russia and Annecy Classic in France.

The Ensemble for this performance under the Music Direction of Moshe Shulman includes: Miranda Shulman – Violin; Antoine Lefebvre – Violin; Diana Sachs  - Violin; Inga Yanoski – Violin; Moshe Shulman – Viola; Jonathan Golove – Cello; and James Marone - Double Bass

Attendance is free, but capacity is limited. RSVP no later than 24 hours prior to reserve your spot by emailing [email protected]


Adjacent to the performance area Art Bar will be offering snacks, beer, wine and other beverages.

Artpark offers exclusive catered dinners for 10-20. Inquire with Anjuli Vecchies: [email protected] at least 5 business days in advance.


Music in the Woods is supported by:



Thomas B. Burrows