Midwest tour this week

Mimi Stillman will be on a Midwest tour for Yamaha this week and invites you to the following public events:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015: Guest Artist Recital and Talk at Indiana State University, Terre Haute

Tuesday, March 10, 2015: Performance and Clinic at Indy Flute Shop, Paige’s Music, Indianapolis

Thursday, March 12-Saturday, March 14, 2015: Mimi teaches masterclasses as Yamaha Flute Masterclass Clinician, Music for All National Festival

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30pm: Mimi is featured artist on the Chamber Music National Festival Concert, Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler University

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New concert videos posted!

Mimi and Charles play Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata for Flute and Piano at sound check for recital in Spartanburg, SC.

Mimi and Dolce Suono Ensemble perform the Brazilian choro Aeroporto do Galeão by Altamiro Carrilho and Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango in Philadelphia.

Tour of South Carolina

Images from Mimi’s tour of South Carolina in February, 2015.

Recital with pianist Charles Abramovic for Treefalls Music, Spartanburg, SC

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Post-concert with area flutists

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Masterclass at Bob Jones University

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With flute professors Amanda Barrett and Esther Waite, woodwind professor Alex Fields, and flute students

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Flutists of Bob Jones and Furman universities

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Masterclass for the flute studio of Jennifer Parker-Harley at University of South Carolina, Columbia

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The band after Dolce Suono Ensemble’s performance on the Southern Exposure New Music Series at the University of South Carolina

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“Syrinx” with Debussy’s “String Quartet”

This afternoon I attended a performance by the Aizuri Quartet at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia as part of the Curtis Institute of Music’s collaboration with the Barnes. The event was offered in tandem with a wonderful exhibition of the art of William Glackens, the American painter and friend of Albert Barnes who selected artworks in Europe for the collection. The quartet premiered a new work, Parallels, by my friend the composer Alyssa Weinberg, which was her reflection on the work of Glackens. In this evocative piece, the four strings were layered upon each other like brushstrokes of differing intensity, with striking lyrical passages emerging from abstract textures. Then the Aizuri gave a beautiful performance of Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, movements II and IV. Written in 1893, the modernity of this music is still striking today, and made a great pairing with Alyssa’s new piece as well as a fitting companion to the art of Glackens. Debussy’s quartet fills me with joy, but I so wanted to get into the act that I had to add my Syrinx, which you hear now with the Debussy quartet at the same time (Emerson Quartet recording).

 

Mimi Stillman and Charles Abramovic Recital in Pottstown, PA

Mimi will perform a recital with her duo pianist Charles Abramovic on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30pm on the Red Velvet Hall series in Pottstown, PA.

They will perform Bach, Dvorak, Taffanel, Weinberg, winning works of Dolce Suono Ensemble’s Young Composers Competition by Chan Kai-Young and Viet Cuong, and Brazilian choros.

To reserve tickets, email here.

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“Syrinx” on Debussy’s birthday, August 22, 2014

Today marks the birthday of Claude Debussy, born in 1862, and the first anniversary of the completion of my Syrinx Journey, my personal tribute to the great composer through daily video recordings of his masterwork for solo flute, Syrinx, with commentary on my blog.

To celebrate Debussy’s birthday this year while I was performing with Dolce Suono Ensemble in residence at the Lake George Music Festival in New York, I recorded Syrinx at The Sembrich, the museum dedicated to the golden age soprano Marcella Sembrich located in her former studio on the banks of Lake George. It was fitting that I should be there, for she was a contemporary of Debussy and his songs were part of her repertoire. Fascinating memorabilia of her dazzling career fills the museum, including autographs by Brahms, Verdi, Puccini, and Mark Twain.

A photograph of Debussy hangs in the studio.

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Sembrich’s studio

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With curator and composer Richard Wargo, who welcomed my parents and me most warmly and gave us a fascinating tour.

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Mimi at National Flute Association Convention in Chicago, August 7-11

Flutists and friends: please join Mimi at her events at the upcoming NFA convention in Chicago.

All events will take place at the Hilton Chicago, with rooms indicated below.

~ Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:30-4:00pm  Marquette Room

Mimi will teach a masterclass on the topic of “The teaching of Julius Baker and Woodwind Tradition at the Curtis Institute of Music”

~ Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:30-1:30pm  International North

Recital: Discoveries in Jewish Flute Music with pianist Charles Abramovic and music by Leo Smit and Chicago premieres by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, David Finko, and Mimi Stillman

~ Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:45-1:10pm PDR 2 Room

Exhibitor Showcase for Yamaha about Mimi’s Dolce Suono Ensemble “Música en tus Manos” outreach project engaging Philadelphia’s Latino community in chamber music.

~ Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:45-4:00pm Waldorf Room

Premieres and Commissions features Mimi Stillman performing the NFA-commissioned work by Ryan Carter, “A Robot for a Friend”

Mimi Stillman performs the NFA-commissioned work by Ryan Carter, “A Robot for a Friends”

 

 

Mimi Performs at Kingston Chamber Music Festival July 30-August 3

Mimi will perform as part of all-star artist roster at the Kingston Chamber Music Festival in Rhode Island next week – we hope to see you there!

~ Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:00pm – Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Kingston, RI

David Ludwig, Canzoniere for Flute and Piano with Natalie Zhu, piano at David Ludwig Composer’s Concert

~ Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8:00pm – Kingston Chamber Music Festival, University of Rhode Island

Beethoven, Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola with Jasmine Lin, violin and Che-Yen Chen, viola

~ Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:00pm – Kingston Chamber Music Festival, University of Rhode Island

Prokofiev, Sonata for Flute and Piano with Natalie Zhu, piano

Bonus “Syrinx” #8 – Backstage at the Kimmel Center

I recorded Syrinx in my dressing room at the Kimmel Center in between giving masterclasses as Yamaha Flute Clinician at the Youth Education in the Arts band festival in May. It was fun working with lots of talented high school musicians. Visit my Facebook page to see photos from this event!