In the spirit of the old time radio variety hour, ENKYKLIOS brings together classical music, readings, interviews, trivia and new music every month! Join us April 19th for FemmeFest, a celebration of women in the arts, featuring the original music of Katie Martins, reading and interview with author Britt Canty and the lilting harmonies of Miwa Gemini!!!
Cazenovia College and The Catherine Cummings Theatre are proud to present Enkyklios, an evening of music and literature! Join us each month for a new lineup of music and literature from all over the world!
About your hosts: Katie Martins is a lifelong piano player and oboist, holding a master's degree in oboe performance from the Conservatory-College of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has performed with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, the New Amsterdam Opera Co., Bare Opera Co. in NYC, and many other regional orchestras throughout the Midwest and New York. Katie was an invited participant in the Global Musician's Workshop hosted by Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble. In addition to appearing on numerous records as an instrumentalist and background singer, Katie is an accomplished singer/songwriter herself on piano, ukulele and guitar. Her albums Home and That's Where You'd Go With Me are available online at all media outlets.
As a musician, Valdaniel spent years honing his craft singing and playing in the subway tunnels of New York. He has taken his multi-instrumental, live-looping show into Colombia and Brazil, as well as many of New York City's esteemed music venues like The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi and Rockwood Music Hall. As a theatrical performer, Valdaniel served as composer and actor in the rollicking New York Stories at the Triad Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side and composer for a new iteration of Ianesco's absurdist play Rhinoceros. His first original theater piece titled The PennyPan Cabaret opened to great acclaim at the venerable Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the East Village and his short play Escape From Paradise, a favorite of the 2018 New York New Works Theatre Festival, premiered at Theatre Row's off-Broadway venue on 42nd Street.