Monday Night Music presents “21st Century Flute Music: The Exotic Versus the Melodic,” Monday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. The concert, which features Linda Kirkpatrick, flute and Rachel Andrews, piano, will take place in McDaniel Lounge.
The concert will highlight two 21st century flute works: Cynthia Folio's Sonata for Flute and Piano and Eric Ewazen's Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano. Kirkpatrick notes, “The Folio sonata contains extended techniques for both instruments, making it a more ‘far out’ work. The Ewazen is more lyrical, more melodic, which is unusual for 21st century chamber music.”
Another interesting aspect of the Folio sonata is that it requires Kirkpatrick to sing and play – at the same time. “Extended techniques in 20th and 21st century flute music include singing and playing simultaneously, changing the tone quality of the instrument on purpose, playing harmonics, etc.,” Kirkpatrick says. “Some audience members are alienated by this sort of thing, but we hope to demonstrate and explain to make it easier to understand what's happening. The piano has to be played as a string instrument (plucked strings) by Rachel for this piece. It's not really a challenge for the performers as much as it is a challenge to listen to and understand!”
Dr. Kirkpatrick earned her doctorate from the University of Maryland. She teaches flute at McDaniel College, where she also coordinates instrumental music education, conducts the wind ensemble and student chamber ensembles, and teaches instrumental conducting and music appreciation.
Rachel Andrews graduated from Towson University with a BS in Piano Performance. Mrs. Andrews has been teaching piano for 25 years and is the instrumental accompanist at McDaniel College. She also accompanies for many students in the Solo and Ensemble Festival and for many competitions and recitals throughout Maryland.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
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