Mimi Stillman, flute, and Charles Abramovic, piano
Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Sonata-Cantilena for Flute and Piano
I. Andantino sostenuto
II. Lento affettuoso
III. Con anima
IV. Vivace con spirito
New York premiere on the Young Concert Artists Composers Concert at Merkin Concert Hall
February 17, 2015
Commisioned by Mimi Stillman and Dolce Suono Ensemble
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Playing Syrinx on my birthday was joyful and reflective, spending time with my beloved Debussy masterpiece.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Feeling grateful for all the good things, including beautiful music.
I performed “Syrinx” while perusing the exhibition right before giving a recital with guitarist Gideon Whitehead at Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. It was part of my Dolce Suono Ensemble’s series of co-presented concerts with the gallery.
Our program explored the themes of Paris in the second empire and travel, with works by Verdi/Genin, Donjon, Paganini, Bosch, Dyens, Robert Maggio, and Lowell Liebermann.
Mimi discusses her concert season, artistic vision and goals for Dolce Suono Ensemble, and more.
In honor of Debussy’s birthday on August 22 I performed Syrinx on campus at the University of Virginia, where I’ve just been doing archival research in the music collection of Thomas Jefferson. He founded the university in 1819, planned the curriculum, and designed the core of its campus as an Academical Village, with Georgian and Neoclassical architecture balanced with green spaces.
It was fascinating to be able to handle scores which belonged to this great Founding Father and members of his family, in the planning process for future projects for me and my Dolce Suono Ensemble.
Joyeux anniversaire, Claude Debussy!
I’m here with the score of Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” trio.
It was fitting to perform Syrinx at the exhibition “A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Print” at Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. Among the artworks displayed were works by Hiroshige and Hokusai, artists who inspired Claude Debussy.
This concert, on May 14, 2015, was one of Dolce Suono Ensemble’s series at Arthur Ross Gallery, offered in conjunction with its exhibitions.
Mimi Stillman conducts the flute choir at the Jeffrey Khaner Flute Class, Curtis Summerfest, in a performance of selections from Handel’s “Water Musick” arranged by Nancy Nourse.
Gould Rehearsal Hall, Lenfest Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, June, 2015.
Performed with Charles Abramovic, piano, in Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, April 12, 2015
From Dolce Suono Ensemble’s performance for Curtis Presents
“This piece by my friend Jennifer Higdon has always been special for me, having given the Philadelphia premiere in 1997 I’ve performed it frequently on tour. The poignancy of the sweeping lines, the brightness of the colors tempered by the melancholy of the passing of time is deeply expressive.” – Mimi Stillman