THOMAS MACCRACKEN, flute & recorders, performs in the Washington area on historical keyboard instruments (including harpsichord, fortepiano, and continuo organ) as well as recorder and baroque flute, appearing both in duo recitals with harpsichordist Vera Kochanowsky and with ensembles such as the Washington Bach Consort, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Washington Kantorei, and Handel Choir of Baltimore. Two years ago, he and Kochanowsky were soloists with The Bach Sinfonia in Mozart's Concerto in E-flat major for Two Fortepianos, part of an all-Mozart program honoring the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. While earning a doctorate in musicology at the University of Chicago MacCracken was active as an early-music performer in that city, and also studied historical woodwind and keyboard instruments at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Subsequently, he was for several years a faculty member in the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia, while also performing throughout the state as a founding member of the period-instruments ensemble La Stravaganza. He is currently a freelance musician and scholar based in the Washington area, having moved here in 1991 in order to accept a research fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, followed by a decade as editor of the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society.