Woodland Ensemble performs July 10

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The Woodland Chamber Ensemble, left to right: Barbara Ulman, Gail Russ, Sue Downes-Borko, Victor Borko.

RANGELEY – Sponsored by Rangeley Friends of the Arts, The Woodland Chamber Ensemble, will perform a varied program of concert music for flute,
 oboe, English horn, guitar, voice, and piano on Tuesday, August 10 at
 7 in the Church of the Good Shepherd.

 All of the 
music has been chosen for its audience appeal.  Compositions by
Telemann, Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Vaughan Williams, and many others,
 including ensemble member Barbara Ulman, will be presented.  Music
for Hugh Ogden’s poem “Fir on the Oquossoc Shore, Singing,” for 
voice, English horn, and piano, was composed by Ulman specifically 
for members of this ensemble.  Tickets ($15) can be purchased at the
Chamber of Commerce and also at the door. For further information,
 please call Barbara at 864-3629.

Sue Downes-Borko has been a high school music teacher in the state of 
Alaska, a staff accompanist for the College of New Jersey, and a 
member of several flute quartets.  Sue is the director of the 
Rangeley Community Chorus and has participated in many local music 
productions.  Currently, she operates a private lesson studio and is 
the Minister of Music for the Rangeley Congregational Church.

Victor Borko was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He
 studied classical/jazz guitar and music education at the Philadelphia
 College of the Performing Arts and then moved to Alaska, where he was
 a music educator.  He has played guitar in many professional 
productions and has also played for celebrities including Bobby
 Rydell, Don Rickles, and Bob Hope. He now resides with his wife,
 Sue, in Rangeley, where they run Gull Pond Music Studio.  Victor 
plays guitar and keyboard at St. Luke’s and Our Lady of the Lakes
churches and enjoys composing and performing sacred music and hymns
on the classical guitar.

Gail Russ teaches instrumental music in MSAD 58, which includes Phillips, Kingfield, 
Strong, Stratton and Salem.  Since moving to Maine in 2005, she has 
played oboe, clarinet, and English horn for the Camden Pro Musical 
Orchestra, Monmouth Theater, Lewiston/Auburn Community Theater, the
 Bangor Symphony, and other bands and orchestras in the area.  She
 says, “I have the best ‘job’ ever: children and music; I have been 
blessed!”



Barbara Ulman began piano lessons at age seven, and has continued an 
active musical life ever since.  She earned a B.A. from 
Harvard/Radcliffe, while also studying piano chamber music at the 
nearby Longley School of Music.  She has spent summers on Rangeley Lake
 since birth, and now lives in the foothills near Yosemite National
 Park the rest of the year.  In 1989 she completed a second B.A., in
 Music Theory and Composition, at California State University, Fresno.
 She plays chamber music for fun and for public performance, and also
 composes art songs and music for small ensembles and for chorus.

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