French Music for Winds and Piano A FREE Concert Featuring Members of ARIEL WINDS

Friday, Feb 16,
7:00pm to 9:30pm
323 West 108th Street
Upper West Side, Manhattan

Bloomingdale School of Music Presents
French Music for Winds and Piano
A FREE Concert Featuring Members of
Gili Sharett, Bassoon, Erin Gustafson, Oboe, Anthea Jackson, Clarinet
And pianist Tania Tachkova
Feb 16, 2018 at 7pm

New York, New York – Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to present French Music for Winds and Piano a free concert that shines a light on the school’s gifted faculty scheduled for Friday, February 16th at 7 pm at the David Greer Recital Hall located at the school’s home site at 323 West 108th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive in Manhattan. Seating is limited. BSM bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett performs a concert of French music for winds and piano featuring Erin Gustafson on obe, and clarinetist Anthea Jackson her colleagues from the Ariel Winds Quintet. They will be joined by BSM piano faculty member Tania Tachkova in a program of music composed by Jean Philippe Rameau – Vier Stuke, Jacques Ibert, Georges Auric, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Pierné, and Francis Poulenc. For more info on Ariel Winds:

About the Artists

Gili Sharett – Bassoon, *BSM Faculty Member - Bassoonist Gili Sharett has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, New York City Ballet, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony and American Ballet Theatre. In addition, she has been the 2nd bassoonist of the Greenwich Symphony since 2005. Ms. Sharett has performed with Sylvan Winds, Quintet of the Americas, New York Chamber Soloists and has been featured with such jazz groups such as The Rafi Malkiel Ensemble, Dan Aran, Jason Lindner and Uri Sharlin’s Dog Cat. Among her Broadway orchestral credits are The Phantom of the Opera, King and I, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, South Pacific, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, The Frogs and City Center’s Encores! She also played in the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of The Light in the Piazza. Her festival appearances include the Verbier Music Festival, Winter in Jerusalem, Vermont Mozart Festival and Bard SummerScape. Her honors include an America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award (1993–1995) and a solo recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill recital in 2005.Ms. Sharett earned her BA at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv Magna Cum Laude, and completed her doctoral studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. As an educator she is on the faculty of CUNY Queens College and The Bloomingdale School of Music.
Erin Gustafson – Oboe - Ms. Gustafson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and holds degrees from Boston University and the Mannes College of Music. She enjoys an active freelance career in New York, where she regularly appears with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet, and New York City Opera, among others. She has been a member of numerous ensembles, including the symphony orchestras of St. Louis, Oregon, and Grand Rapids. As a frequent chamber musician and soloist, Ms. Gustafson has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic, and at Lincoln Center. She maintains an active interest in new music, and has appeared with such groups as ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble). Recently, Ms. Gustafson gave the New York premiere of David Ludwig’s Radiance for oboe and string orchestra with the renowned Vermont Youth Orchestra during their first-ever performance at Carnegie Hall.

Anthea Jackson – Clarinet - Anthea Jackson, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, is a classically trained clarinetist, teaching artist, and arts administrator. Prior to joining the MYO staff, Ms. Jackson worked at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute supervising the Professional Training Workshops, which are multi-day experiences for young professional musicians who are mentored by celebrated artists, including Christian Tetzlaff, the Takács Quartet, Brad Mehldau, and Marilyn Horne. She also participated in the planning, recruiting, and audition review of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. For four years she served as the director of the School of Music at the 92nd Street Y, where she expanded the programming to include a youth orchestra, jazz ensembles, and glee club; worked closely with students and families to help them choose classes and instruments; recruited the school’s outstanding faculty; and oversaw the 92Y’s music scholarship program. Born and raised in Canada, Ms. Jackson has a Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Ms. Jackson is currently serving on the Board of the League of American Orchestras Youth Orchestra Division.

Tania Tachkova – Piano * BSM Faculty Member - Steinway Artist Tania Tachkova has been praised by critics for performances that are “white-hot” (Sarasota Tribune) and “strong” (The New York Times). She has appeared as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe at venues such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y, Tenry Cultural Institute and Steinway Hall (New York City); Wiener Saal at Mozarteum (Austria); Centro de Bellas Artes and Museo del Arte (Puerto Rico); Harris Hall (Aspen); Sarasota Opera House (Sarasota); and the National Palace of Culture and the Great Bulgaria Hall (Bulgaria). She has been featured as a soloist with the Orchestra of the State Academy of Music (Sofia), Shoumen Philharmonic, Razgrad Philharmonic and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast on radio and television, including WQXR, WITF, WPRB and Bulgarian National Television. Additionally, Ms. Tachkova has been recording extensively for Steinway Spirio and has two critically acclaimed chamber music CDs that have been released by MSR records. Currently, she is on the piano faculty at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in New York City, where she is also the founder and the co-director of the Summer Keyboard Institute. Tania Tachkova holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from Stony Brook University.

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