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The members of Aureole are Laura Gilbert, flute, Mary Hammann, viola, and Stacey Shames, harp.Their concerts and recordings also include a wide variety of popular and folk music from the Celtic, Latin, Indian, Baroque and Classical traditions. Inspired by the combination, some of the most imaginative and creative musicians and composers of our time -- Ravi Shankar, George Tsontakis, Jacob Druckman and Roberto Sierra-- have masterfully composed and arranged for Aureole. The repertoire also includes many significant and powerful works by Twentieth Century composers, including Claude Debussy, Sofia Gubaidulina, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Sir John Tavener, Toru Takemitsu, Harrison Birtwistle and Kaiji Saariaho.

As mothers and educators as well as performers, the members of Aureole have embarked upon many youth-oriented projects including a best-selling lullaby disc, Dreamscape, with soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, an award-winning children's music video, which aired nationwide on Classical Arts Showcase, and most recently, Suenos de Amor, a collection of lullabies and love songs from the Latin music world.
Parenting Magazine selected Dreamscapes as "recording of the month" for September, 2000, and put it on their list of best recordings for children for the year 2000.

Aureole has been involved in many educational residencies including the Quad Cities Artist-in-Residence program, master classes at Gettysburg College, Sarah Lawrence College, Harid Conservatory, Lynn University, and public schools throughout Northern Maine.

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