Rhode Island community music non-profit Aurora Collaborative will return to the stage, ending their 3-year hiatus with the presentation of an exciting concert offering a variety of colors.
The musical program will include traditional Irish tunes arranged by flutist Gareth McLearnon and performed by Jamestown local Gina Seraichyk; selections from Bach’s French Suite #4 on piano, performed by artistic director and Aurora’s founder Samuel Hollister; and famed French composer Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bolling’s composition of the “crossover” Suite, which is
unique in its marriage of jazz and classical styles. The recording featuring Jean Pierre Rampal
in 1975 brought the music into wild popularity. Samuel Hollister, native Jamestowner and founder of Aurora Collaborative, will perform the fourth Bach French Suite as a prelude to the Bolling, introducing the form and context of the Baroque dance suite that the Bolling is inspired by. The Bolling Suite will be performed by Jamestown flutist Gina Seraichyk and pianist David Gilliland. The Bolling Suite also features Jamestown resident, Gregg Charest, on drums, and Johnny Santini, on string bass.
The concert will take place on Sunday February 5th, from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, at St. Matthew’s
Episcopal Church in Jamestown. The event is open to the public, with a suggested donation at
the door in support of Aurora Collaborative in the continuation of their mission of artistic community