EVENT: Pipe Dreams 3: Same Pipes, Different Dreams
DATE: Saturday, April 9, 2016
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall
SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents Pipe Dreams — Music for Multiple Flutes — with the Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Pipe Dreams will host Pipe Dreams 3: Same Pipes, Different Dreams, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Vermont Virtuosi, which the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus says produces “intriguing programs expertly played,” continues its innovative programming with a concert of music for multiple flutes that spans four centuries. “Pipe Dreams” features seven of the finest flutists in the tri-state area performing music by George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gustav Holst, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Frédéric Chopin, Julius Fučik, Richard Rodgers, Christopher Caliendo, and Vermont composer David Gunn. The ensemble comprises Anne Janson, Laurel Ann Maurer, Melissa Mielens, Hilary Goldblatt, Heidi Baxter, Robin Cameron-Phillips, and Norman Thibodeau playing piccolo, C flute, alto flute in G, bass flute, and contrabass flute.
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Since making her NYC debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1982 as winner of the Artists International competition, Alison Hale has performed in Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, CAMI Hall, and many of the major churches in New York City. Recent solo performances include appearances with the Berkshire Bach Ensemble, New England Piano Quintet, the Portland String Quartet, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and at the National Flute Association convention. Ms. Hale holds both MM and DMA degrees from Manhattan School of Music as well as an AB degree from Mt. Holyoke College, where she received the prestigious Mary Lyon Award for Outstanding Alumnae. She is currently on the faculties of Bennington, Amherst, and Mt. Holyoke colleges and is a member of the Portland, Maine, Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Bach Ensemble, and the Maine Baroque Ensemble. She is founder and director of Music at Orchard Hill in Brattleboro, Vt.
Robin Cameron-Phillips holds a flute Master’s in Performance from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s in Performance from Ithaca College. Her teachers include Walfred Kujala (Chicago Symphony), John Krell (Philadelphia Orchestra), and Timothy Hutchins (Montreal Symphony). Master class performances include those for Geoffrey Gilbert (teacher of James Galway, William Bennett, and Trevor Wye) and the Chicago Symphony’s Dale Clevenger, Arnold Jacobs, and Vince Chikowitz. Robin has performed with the Toronto New Chamber Orchestra and Vermont Symphony Orchestra and plays regularly with Plattsburgh Champlain Valley Voices and the Burlington Choral Arts Society orchestras. Robin performs chamber music most often with Classic Consort Trio and has appeared as guest soloist with the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble and with the Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble “Pipe Dreams” concerts. She has also performed with Montreal Symphony harpist Olga Gros for the North Country Council Arts Series. Robin has taught flute and flute ensemble at SUNY Plattsburgh since 1981 and continues to teach privately and act as a certified festival adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association.
Hilary Goldblatt teaches and performs in Vermont’s capital city, where she enjoys working with young musicians in the Montpelier public schools. Hilary earned a Masters degree in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, where she studied with Amy Porter. As an undergraduate, she performed with the Yale Symphony Orchestra in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Korea. Hilary has played with summer music festivals including Banff, Bowdoin, and the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra and also with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra on its Summer 2015 tour. She enjoys chamber music and has performed on the ChamberWorks series at Dartmouth College, Cathedral Arts in Burlington, Vt., and Paine Mountain Arts in Northfield, Vt. Additionally, she performs with the Saturn People’s Sound Collective, led by Brian Boyes, and TURNmusic, led by Anne Decker.
Anne Janson has played second flute with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra since 1983 and also substitutes as associate principal flute and piccolo. She is Professor of Flute at the University of Vermont and Middlebury College. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, where she studied with John Wion of the New York City Opera, and a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Thomas Nyfenger. A native Vermonter, Anne was principal flute in the Vermont Youth Orchestra and studied with Victoria Scoones as well as flute maker Jonathon Landell. Anne is a member of the VSO Woodwind Quintet as well as Harp and Soul, which, with harpist Heidi Soons, has performed hundreds of times at schools throughout Vermont as part of the VSO’s Educational Outreach program. Anne actively plays with friends throughout New England in orchestras and chamber groups ranging from performances of Les Miserables, the jazz-influenced Bolling Suite, to playing with the Hanover Chamber Music Society, the New York Chamber Soloists, annual music department flute recitals, and Pipe Dreams with Vermont Virtuosi.
Laurel Ann Maurer has been lauded by The New York Times as “a secure technician and an assured communicative interpreter.” According to Fanfare Magazine, she is “superb in every way.” And The Salt Lake Tribune proclaimed Maurer to be “stellar in both tone and technique. She is a master of coloration and interpretation.” Ms. Maurer studied with Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Samuel Baron, and participated in master classes of Marcel Moyse. Among her 12 commercially released CDs are “More American Flute Works” and the Jeff Mannokian “Flute Concerto,” both of which were nominated for a Grammy Award. Ms. Maurer has performed and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and Khachaturian Hall in Yerevan, Armenia. She was principal flutist of the Salt Lake Symphony for 12 years, and has more recently performed with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. Ms. Maurer maintains active teaching studios in Barre and Colchester, Vt.
Melissa Mielens received her B.M. and M.M. from the New England Conservatory, both with distinction in performance. As one of the youngest recipients of a Fulbright grant, she studied in Paris with Alain Marion. Other teachers include Leone Buyse, John Heiss, and Fenwick Smith. Ms. Mielens has traveled throughout the world playing with various orchestras, including in Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, the United Kingdom with the New World Symphony, and in Europe and South America with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. She has been a prizewinner in national and regional competitions, including the James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition and the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She is currently principal flutist with the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and has also played principal flute with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Ms. Mielens is on the faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy and also maintains an active private studio.
Norman Thibodeau was assistant principal flutist with Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México and is now a member of the chamber group “Musicians of Ma’alwyck” and the wind quintet Fünf. He has performed in virtually every professional orchestra in the Albany, N.Y. region. He teaches flute at Schenectady Community College and the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, Mass., where he also conducts the orchestra. He also teaches extended flute techniques at the Wildacres Flute Retreat. Norman has recorded solo flute works of Anthony Holland for Albany Records and has had both live and recorded performances broadcast on National Public Radio. His compositions have been published and recorded by ALRY Publications and by flutist Jan Vinci on Albany Records. Norman was trained at the Peabody Conservatory and the University at Albany. His teachers include Irvin Gilman, Robert Dick, Stephen Preston, and Britton Johnson.
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