McDaniel College’s Monday Night Music series will explore flute and string bass literature in a concert on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. The concert, which will feature Linda Kirkpatrick, flute, Lynn Fleming, bass, and Rachel Andrews, piano, will take place in McDaniel Lounge.
The program will include selected movements from “Duo Mythologique for Flute and Contrabass” by Lee R. Kesselman, as well as selected movements from Claude Bolling's “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano.” The latter piece will also feature McDaniel music lecturer Jon Seligman on drum set.
Bolling’s work was composed for his friend lautist Pierre Rampal, notes Griffith. “During the Baroque period, a suite was used to indicate an instrumental collection of dance movements. Claude Bolling acknowledges this terminology, but in a contemporary genre with a series of movements that are highly contrasting and quite fluid in nature. Tonight’s program will include the Javanaise, Irlandaise and Veloce.”
Also based on the Baroque dance suite is The Duo Mythologique. It is an unusual work composed by Lee R. Kesselman for flautist Sherry Kujala,” says Griffith. “Each movement is based on a character or theme from Greek Mythology.”
Dr. Kirkpatrick earned her doctorate from the University of Maryland. Dr. Kirkpatrick 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 in Multi Cultural America. She is also director of the Westminster Symphony Orchestra.
Lynn Fleming graduated from the Juilliard School of Music in New York City after completing her earlier education at the High School for the Performing Arts. Ms. Fleming joined the Juilliard MAP faculty, where she coached chamber and string bass ensembles and taught double bass. Now a resident of the Washington metropolitan area, she has established Lynn Fleming Studios, an impressive collection of professional musicians whose talents and specialties are available to enhance any gathering.
Rachel Andrews graduated from Towson University with a B.S. 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.
A composer, teacher, and performer, Jon Seligman leads the percussion department at McDaniel College, teaching lessons, pedagogy, ensemble and world music classes. His many recordings and performances as both a leader and as a sideman include the McDaniel College Faculty Jazz Quintet, Michael Formanek’s Minor Infractions Ensemble, Jon Metzger, Tim Jenkins, and Christopher James Bands.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
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