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Levine Presents 2020-21

Levine Presents – The Spirit of Radio: The Music of Rush

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7 PM ET

Thank you for joining us for the 2020-21 Levine Presents Performance Series, Beyond Imagined Boundaries: Merging Cultures and Modernization.

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Program

Eric Ulreich, guitar
Josh Walker, guitar
Matthew Dievendorf, bass
John Vitullo, drums
Carolyn Agan, vocals

The Spirit of Radio – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Freewill – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

The Trees – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Subdivisions – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Limelight – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Fly By Night – Geddy Lee, Neil Peart

Faithless – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Entre Nous – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Red Barchetta – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Distant Early Warning – Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Tom Sawyer – Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, Pye Dubois

About the Artists

Eric Ulreich has played over 4,000 gigs across the US in all styles of music. As musical director for classic R&B groups such the Drifters, Coasters, Platters, etc., he has performed in venues such as the Verizon Center, Fleet Pavilion in Boston, Kennedy Center, World Trade Center, etc. In 2014, Eric released his first solo recording, Rue Royale, which has seen global sales and has been played on local stations WPFW and Music Planet Radio. In 2016, this music was performed by his group at the iconic Blues Alley in Washington D.C. He is currently finishing up another recording of instrumental music with his group, 12 Bar Fuse and will begin a different project this fall to be recorded at the Power Station New England with producer Zak Alister, featuring Charley Drayton and Zev Katz. Eric is a member of Levine’s guitar faculty.

As an experienced musician, Josh Walker has had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of Jason Mraz, McCoy Tyner, Richie Cole, Chuck Redd, Warren Wolf, Jon Irabagon, Sheryl Bailey and Gary Thomas. Josh has performed as an opening act for Randy Brecker, Charlie Byrd and the Washington Guitar Quintet, Pat LaBarbara and Donny McCaslin. Notable performances include at The Montreal International Jazz Fecstival, Toronto International Jazz Festival, International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Blues Alley, Bohemian Cavern and numerous cities in Japan, the U.S. and Canada. An acclaimed performer and teacher, Josh was named Winner of Downbeat Magazine’s annual award for “Best solo by an instrumentalist at the college graduate level” (2011), was recipient of “The Charlie Byrd Endowment in Guitar” from the Peabody Institute (2001) and was guitarist, mandolinist and Band Captain at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (2001-2004). Josh is member of Levine’s guitar faculty.

Matthew Dievendorf received a BFA Jazz Studies-Guitar from University of Michigan, graduating summa cum laude. He then moved on to study at University of Southern California to graduate with a MM Studio/Jazz Guitar and later a DMA Studio/Jazz Guitar. Additionally Matthew attended United States Marine Corps, Armed Forces School of Music for MOS Musician/Guitarist. He has performed at the Kennedy Center: Julian Lage masterclass & Millennium Stage; Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, MD; Intersections Art Festival in Washington, DC; An Die Musik in Baltimore, MD; the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD. Matthew was a featured guitarist “Nurse’s Song,” a track on the 2005 Grammy winning Best Classical Album ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience.’ Other acoustic and electric guitar performances throughout the recording. He formed Aqui Oh, a Brazilian Jazz band with original compositions and arrangements of Brazilian standards. Aqui Oh has been featured in concert as part of the Levine Presents Concert Series. Matthew’s teaching experience include, USC Iovine and Young Academy – Adjunct Lecturer: designed and taught courses in sound engineering using the digital audio workstation Logic Pro X. The USC Thornton School of Music – Teaching Assistant: taught private guitar lessons for guitar minors, group guitar courses, music history lectures on classic rock and the Beatles, and Pro Tools and Ableton Live courses.

John Guido Vitullo is a percussionist playing and teaching in the DMV area. He plays in a local rock group called Twisted Flags and the Italian pop band The i-Talians at local venues such as Rock n Roll Hotel, Tenleybar, Caddie’s, Bossa Bistro and for the National Italian American Foundation. He does work around the area as a musical theater pit musician playing at venues such as the Keegan Theater, The Little Theatre of Alexadria, DC Theatre lab, and Arena Stage. At Levine, John teaches rock bands and private drum lessons as chair of the percussion department. He graduated with a BM in percussion performance from Youngstown State University in Youngstown OH.

Carolyn Agan currently serves as the Managing Artistic Director for Levine Music Theatre. Her original musical The 27 Club won “Best of Fringe” at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival. She is also an equity actress, notable roles including: Woman in Wild Goose Dreams, Jana in Home of the Brave (La Jolla Playhouse); Mother in Ragtime (2016 Craig Noel Award – Lead Actress in a Musical), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (San Diego Musical Theatre); Olive in The 25th Annual… Spelling Bee, Monteen in Parade, Belle in A Christmas Carol (Ford’s Theatre); Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Olney Theatre). On the rock side, Carolyn is currently filling in as the lead singer for the Baltimore-based party band Vertigo Red. Her shining moment as an instrumentalist was playing tambourine and singing back up for Martina McBride.