“La Dolce Vita: 300 years of Italian Music”
selections by Vivaldi, Verdi, Puccini, Bottesini, Rossini, and more. Guest artists include Dr. Christian Erickson (piano), Dr. Erin Hanke (harpsichord), and Dr. Julia Cory Slovarp (cello).
A Sheridan College faculty concert. Free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Dr. Bergman performs on two instruments: a double bass made by Celestino Picolotti in Torino, Italy (1861) and on a modern instrument set up to 18th century specifications made by Thomas Andreas Wolf in The Plains, Virginia (2012).
Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman is the Director of Strings at Sheridan College where he teaches double bass, composition, music history, and directs the Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra and Sheridan College Viol Consort. He formerly served as a Professor of Music History and Ensemble Director at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Mark has an active background as an orchestral double bassist. He held positions as the Principal Double Bassist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and the Mato Grosso Chamber Orchestra in Cuiabá, Brazil. During the summer, he performs with Assisi Performing Arts in Assisi, Italy, and the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon.