Summer Hornithology Ensemble.                     Hornithology Ensemble

The Hornithology Ensemble, with Rachel Daly as director, offers educational programs and concerts throughout the year.

The Hornithology Ensemble is a consortium of classically trained horn players from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The members include Rachel Daly, Sheri Fernandes, Elizabeth Gates, Megan Riccio, and Susan Winterbottom-Shadday.   With a four-octave range, and over 100 years of combined playing experience, The Hornithology Ensemble plays an amazingly diverse repertoire of horn music, from Bach to the jazzier arrangements of Lowell Shaw. Individually, the members can be heard performing with top orchestras, in musical theatre orchestras and, occasionally a big band, all over New England.  One of the unique qualities of the Hornithology Ensemble is that it is as deeply committed to music education as it is to the highest level of artistic musical performance. In addition to playing horn, members of Hornithology teach and can be found on college, university, and public school faculties around the region including Boston College, Boston Conservatory, Bristol Public Schools, Bridgewater State University, Lexington Public Schools, Salve Regina College along with private horn studios.

 Audio recording of Hornithology Ensemble Concert from March 3, 2016 “Music Through the Ages”