"The flute player could really play."
QCC music faculty recital
with Karen Rostron, violin and Mirna Lekic, piano
Dmitri Shostakovich, Five pieces for two violins
BMCC music faculty recital
Claude Debussy, Syrinx
Edgar Varese, Density 21.5
St. John-St. Matthew-Emanuel Lutheran Church
83 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
$10 suggested donation
with Anneke Schaul-Yoder, cello and Derin Öge, piano
Philippe Gaubert, Trois Aquarelles
Hilary Tann, The Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici
Alice Jones, Ruminations (world premiere)
I've joined the faculty at UpBeat, an after school El Sistema music program in the Bronx, teaching flute and conducting the new wind ensemble.
The third season of Parlour Room Sessions at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is going to be fantastic -- I'm thrilled to present performers Alexander Davis, Roberta Michel, Izzy O'Connell, Derin Öge, Anneke Schaul-Yoder, and Rhymes with Opera in these intimate events, with chamber performances, audience Q&A, and reception.
Ensemble 365's album Eastern Currents has been named a National Honorable Mention Finalist for The American Prize for Chamber Music Performance in 2018-19.
Praise for Ensemble 365's CD Eastern Currents from Colin Clarke in Fanfare Magazine--
"The standard of performance throughout by all performers is pretty much faultless."
"The performance here [of Frangiz Ali-Zadeh's Three Watercolors] is fabulous, the aching loneliness of “Narcissus” for soprano and flute (itself implying a shakuhachi) balanced by the angular play of “The Boatman.”
"Mary Hubbell is a most expressive soprano, and Alice Jones the perfect partner (the two parts are very much equals). The deep flute resonance of the opening of the final movement, “Dream Song,” and the way Hubbell’s blanched tone morphs with the flute sound is a spectacular sonic feat that captures the fluidity of sound that lies at the heart of Lam’s music."
"A phenomenally interesting release... required listening."
The CD is available on Amazon and iTunes and Spotify.