Concerts and masterclass in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Mimi Stillman will perform with perform the Ibert Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and Bizet-Borne Carmen Fantasy with the Yucatán Symphony Orchestra and Juan Carlos Lomónaco, conductor on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:00pm and Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 12:00pm at the Teatro Peón Contreras in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Visit the Orchestra’s website for more information.

Mimi will also teach a masterclass at the Escuela Superior de las Artes de Yucatán on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:00pm. For more information, please contact the Orchestra.

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Bonus “Syrinx” #4 – “Syrinx” Ahoy

This performance of Syrinx was inspired by the golden age of transatlantic travel by oceanliner, as brought to life by Steven Ujifusa in “A Man and His Ship,” an account of the great naval architect William Francis Gibbs and his ship the SS United States. Here, I play Debussy while the author reads, prior to our going to dinner.

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Great press!

 

Read the latest reviews and articles about Mimi in the following media:

The New, in Context, for Ear Heart, and Brain by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim in The New York Times

Dolce Suono Plumbs Russia by David Patrick Stearns in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Aviary and Lunar Pleasures from Expert Musicians by Daniele Sahr in Seen and Heard International

Music and the Mother Tongue by Karen Rile in The Penn Gazette

History Lessons by Fred Cohn Chamber Music Magazine’s American Ensemble feature

Bonus “Syrinx” #2

I performed Syrinx at my recital with guitarist Allen Krantz at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania at the first concert in my Dolce Suono Ensemble’s new partnership with the gallery on October 2, 2013. I felt inspired to play Debussy among the works of his friend Rodin at this exhibition.

First Bonus “Syrinx”

Since completing my Syrinx Journey on Day 366, Debussy’s birthday on August 22, I have missed this daily ritual very much. Although my yearlong cycle of performing Syrinx is complete, I continue to live with the piece in performance and just for myself.

Here is a performance of Syrinx I gave as an encore after soloing on Vivaldi’s Concerto “La notte” and Bizet-Borne’s Carmen Fantasy with Delaware County Symphony (PA) and conductor Tim Ribchester last Sunday, October 20.

New photos posted!

To see photos of recent performances with Dolce Suono Ensemble at the Hispanic Choice Awards, Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, and as soloist with Delaware County Symphony, please visit Mimi Stillman‘s Facebook page and Dolce Suono Ensemble‘s Facebook page.

DS7DSE on the red carpet pre-performance at Hispanic Choice Awards

Left to right: Celina Velez, violin, Daniel Lee, viola, Mimi, Louis Xavier Barrette, guitar, Hannah Ji, violin, Robin Kesselman, bass

 

 

New video!

Now posted on Mimi’s YouTube channel: Claude Debussy’s songs Romance, Les Cloches, and Voici que le printemps from Mimi’s book of arrangements Nuits d’étoiles: 8 Early Songs (Theodore Presser Company). Performed by Mimi Stillman, flute and Natalie Zhu, piano from Dolce Suono Ensemble’s “Debussy as Painter of Song” concert at Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, May 2013.

Syrinx Journey Day 366: Joyeux Anniversaire Claude Debussy!

This Syrinx completes the yearlong cycle of Syrinx Journey, performed on August 22, Debussy’s birthday. On the shore of Lake George, New York, where I performed at Lake George Music Festival, I played Syrinx in the afternoon sun, gazing at the lake. I felt very emotional as I played Debussy’s masterpiece for the 366th time in as many days, bringing my project full circle. It has been the most profound and fulfilling journey of musical and personal discovery. As I steeped myself in the music of Debussy, I imbibed the arts and ideas of his time, luxuriating in the unique and beautiful aesthetic world that was his.

Afterwards my friends joined me to wish Claude Debussy a joyeux anniversaire.

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Left to right: Kevin Kunkel, Catherine Chen, Ronni Gordon, Mimi, Samuel Nemec, Daniel Lelchuk