Beta Quartet: Album Review

Dec 1, 2017 by

The award winning Beta Flute Quartet has released their first album! The quartet, newly formed in 2016, includes flutists Brittany Trotter, Eftihia Victoria Arkoudis, Tatiana Cassetta, and Alyssa Schwartz. They’ve won a number of prizes in their short time together including First Prize at the West Virginia Music Teachers...

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Barbara Kortmann Inner Lights Album Review...

Mar 1, 2017 by

Barbara Kortmann shares with us in the opening essay in her new CD, Inner Lights: “the inner forces of being alive." She says “each of the works...has been a special ‘inner light’ for me over the past years." These beautiful thoughts inform the deep and sparkling performances on this extraordinary...

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Flute Ensembles!

Feb 1, 2017 by

This month, we are featuring flute ensembles!  Flute ensembles and flute choirs are popular with adult professionals and amateurs alike, and we decided to feature some of our favorites.   Featuring:  Ayre Flutes, Silver Lining Flutes, and the Emissary Quartet.       Ayre Flutes   How long have...

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Mimi Stillman and Dolce Suono Ensemble: Concert Review...

Jan 1, 2015 by

"Music of Spirit, Longing, and Passion" was the title of Mimi Stillman's Dolce Suono Ensemble concert on December 7th at the Old Pine Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.   It was a beautiful concert that featured music of J.S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Charles Abramovic.   The concert featured Mimi...

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Lisa Schroeder: CD Review

Sep 1, 2014 by

On this recording, Noteworthy Duo (Lisa Schroeder, flute and Michael Anthony Nigro, guitar) present a handful of Latin American works. Of special interest is the José Luis Merlin work, Agua de Trapiche, which was commissioned by the pair. For this piece, Merlin took inspiration from a small town in...

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AVIDduo CD Review

May 1, 2014 by

AVIDduo, which includes flutist Brittany Primavera and saxophonist Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, has released a CD of new music for this combination of instruments; their goal is to promote new repertoire, including the specific works on this recording. Right away, it is obvious this duo has included repertoire that really...

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Tara O’Connor: Artist Interview...

Apr 1, 2014 by

Tara Helen O'Connor / Flutist with the Chamber Music Society of  Lincoln Center Can you give us 5 career highlights? Tara O'Connor:  People often ask me what 'what was the catalyst that propelled you forward into the wonderful career I am enjoying'.  In looking for that single moment,  I...

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Jean-Louis Beaumadier CD Review...

Feb 1, 2014 by

The album begins with Erwin Schulhoff’s I. Rondino:  Allegro giao and II. Furiant for piccolo, bass and viola which is a delightful work for this most unusual and charming trio.  It is beautifully executed by Jean-Louis Beaumadier, Pierre-Henri Xuereb, viola, and Gjorgji Cinicievski, double-bass. Next on the playlist is...

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After the Orchestra: Reshaping a Musical Life. By Elizabeth Brightbill...

Jan 2, 2014 by

About seven years ago, my cellist husband and I took a huge leap of faith. A couple of years after losing our jobs due to an orchestra shutdown, we picked ourselves up and moved across the country with nothing other than a signed lease on a house waiting for...

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Zara Lawler CD Review

Jan 2, 2014 by

Zara Lawler (flute, alto flute, piccolo) and Paul Fadoul (marimba, vibraphone) have created a beautiful collaboration in their new CD,  Prelude Cocktail, and I mean beautiful in all ways.  When I received the CD I was struck by the beauty of the packaging, photographs, and extensive, informative notes.  They...

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Heidi Alvarez CD Review

Nov 1, 2013 by

Flute Chamber Works by Michael Kallstrom, Volume 2
, performed by Heidi Pintner Álvarez and friends.   Centaur Records In the Clear Blue for two flutes and piano (2011) Silken Kisses Slip Away for mezzo-soprano, flute, and piano (2011) I. Silken kisses slip away
  II. Open mind and open aches
 ...

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