Righteous Girls: CD Review

Aug 1, 2015 by

gathering blue, the debut album by New York-based RighteousGIRLS — flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi — features works by nine new music and jazz composers. This album seems less a collection of disparate works and more a cohesive experience, as the occasional interlude and the postlude help...

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The Flute View’s Guide to NFA...

Aug 1, 2015 by

FLUTERSCOOTER This NFA will be a fun one for me, since it will be the first time I have an official booth, and am officially performing!  In the past, I've only had Fluterscooter bags sold through my dealers (who will also have bags at this NFA), and "unofficially" performed. ...

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Flute in the City: Tech in the City. By Rachel Hacker...

Aug 1, 2015 by

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby   I’d heard this quote once in high school, and it has followed me since then. My life would figuratively start all over again in June of 2015. On the morning of...

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Flute Fashion: Then and Now

Aug 1, 2015 by

I recently moved to downtown LA, home of the fashion district and arts district in Los Angeles.  When exploring my new neighborhood, I found that my neighboring street is "Quinceñera Row," with store after store of increasingly poofy and over the top dresses, like the ones that come with an accompanying...

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Why Entrepreneurship? By Barbara Siesel...

Aug 1, 2015 by

"Advancing art is easy ... Financing it is not" Stephen Sondheim from 'Sunday in the Park with George' Today is certainly an interesting time to be a musician, the path of change is breathtakingly fast and we can barely keep up. The motivations that supported the creative class are...

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Josue Casillas: Artist Interview...

Aug 1, 2015 by

Where are you? I am presently staying with my dear friend James Rawie, Artistic Director of Toccata, where I have stayed for the last nine summers. We hike, mountain bike, and make fantastic performances of the classics. Last month we performed Vivaldi IL Gardellino. Previous performances have included the...

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The Flute Boot Camp Manual: Book Review...

Aug 1, 2015 by

For the last 20 years concert artist and clinician Tracy Harris has been holding "Flute Boot" with hundreds of school band and wind ensemble sections all over the country. Over these years she has learned that many band flute program members do not have the access to the private...

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Tracy Harris: CD Review

Aug 1, 2015 by

The amazing Tracy Harris has released a CD with her equally wonderful accompanist and sister-in-law, Svetlana Harris. This lovely CD which includes some excellent arrangements by composer Todd Harris, as well as his original Butterfly's Remembrance (track 9) is a collection of light, one might say, encore selections for...

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Ron Korb: CD Review

Aug 1, 2015 by

Ron Korb's new album, Asia Beauty, is inspired by his travels in Asia, especially China. This is a unique and beautiful album for many reasons. One could even call it an interdisciplinary CD. The CD combines storytelling, poetry and beautiful visuals as well as the expertly played music. Ron...

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Flutes by the Sea Overview

Aug 1, 2015 by

I enjoyed the meditation that Viviana led at the Half Moon Beach.  I was inspired by the incredible performances of Alice, Fluter and Viviana, who presented compelling new works for flute trio.   I so enjoyed the spontaneity that occurred in my classes with my former students and with the additional registered performers. The...

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