I'm excited for another super year in music! Yay!
The Thursday Morning Artist Series kicks off its 2015-2016 season with a free concert at MacPhail Center for Music at 10:30am on Thursday, October 8th, 2015.
The opening concert includes both flute and piano offerings. Hindemith's Sonata for Flute and Piano is on the program. Piano selections include pieces by Ravel, Chopin, and McIntyre. The Lake String Quartet will share a Brahms string quartet.
Here's a link to more information. Find out more.
Fourth Wall ensemble to perform at the Mpls. Fringe Festival 2015
This looks interesting!
Here's info about the show from Hilary Abigana, flutist with The Fourth Wall:
We are a trio of conservatory-trained musicians who also have professional
dance and theatre experience. Not wishing to focus solely on one performing
art, we combine all three in our performances, such as dancing a tango to
Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango while playing the music
Our fringe show, "Fruit Flies Like a Banana", is a madcap variety hour in
which we attempt to perform over 20 pieces in 60 minutes. We also ask our
audience to determine the show order by either drawing cards from a deck,
or foam letters from a bag. We were honored to receive Critics' and
Audience Choice Awards at this year's Orlando Fringe, and 5 stars at last
year's IndyFringe, and look forward to making a splash at our next three
stops. Our schedule and links to ticket information are below. Hope to see
you at a show!
Minnesota Fringe - Minneapolis Theatre Garage
7/31 at 5:30
8/2 at 8:30
8/5 at 8:30
8/7 at 5:30
8/8 at 7:00
45th Annual National Flute Association Convention - August 13-17, 2017 in MPLS
From the latest NFA e-Newsletter:
"It’s official: The 45th Annual NFA Convention will be held August 10–13, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with guest rooms at the Hilton and Hyatt.
Located in vibrant downtown Minneapolis, the convention center offers a state-of-the-art auditorium, a single hall to house all exhibits, and a centralized space offering close proximity for all performances and exhibits. The Hilton (accessible via skywalk) and Hyatt are adjacent to the convention center. Minneapolis is easy to get to from anywhere by ground or air, and once you’ve arrived, the city offers myriad treats within quick and easy reach by transit or on foot. Minneapolis’s famed skyway system connects 52 blocks—nearly five miles—of downtown restaurants, shops, living quarters, and cultural destinations. Learn more about this exciting venue for the 2017 convention in future issues of e-News and The Flutist Quarterly."
Spring Recital 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd at 1:30pm and 3:00pm at Studio Encore! in Crystal.
Save the Date! Come share music with family and friends in a fun atmosphere. Play at one or both recitals. And we'll have treats!
I always encourage my students (and myself!) to spend some time doing long tones and taking time to be aware of breathing, playing position, etc. before beginning a practice session or rehearsal. I'm not a yoga guru but I kind of think of it as yoga for the flute…floga!
Interested in after school lessons at St. John's in Corcoran? I'm filling limited openings right now that will begin in January 2015. Inquire!
I have two lesson openings currently on Saturday mornings: 10am and 11:30am. Interested? Questions? Inquire! Thank you!