Mimi Stillman will work with student composers on writing for the flute
Mimi Stillman will present a flute masterclass at Southern Methodist University
Mimi Stillman will perform a recital and teach masterclasses as guest artist for the 2018 TCU Flute Festival.
Friday, April 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm Masterclass
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 1:15pm Workshop
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 4:00pm Recital – works by Dvorak, Debussy, Borne, Poulenc, Liebermann, with Gabriel Sanchez, piano
It was a pleasure playing Syrinx surrounded by these beautiful bouquets I received for my birthday. As I played, I looked at individual flowers and felt I was responding to the profusion of colors and textures.
I performed Syrinx after viewing the spectacular Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect exhibit in preparation for Dolce Suono Trio’s performance at the Brandywine River Museum on September 9. Here I was playing on the bank of the Brandywine River outside the museum.
Our program will include music by Dvořák, Debussy, Sibelius, Gaubert, Bernstein, Andrea Clearfield, and Jennifer Higdon’s American Canvas for Flute, Cello, and Piano, a DSE-commissioned work with each of three movements devoted to a great American painter: O’Keeffe, Pollock, and Wyeth.
For Debussy’s birthday today, August 22, I performed Syrinx outside during the solar eclipse yesterday. In Philadelphia the eclipse was partial, and while I played Syrinx the moon passed in front of the sun, darkening the mid-afternoon. As I played the music of Debussy during this awe-inspiring phenomenon I thought of tuning myself to the music of the spheres.
This will be a particularly rich season of Debussy, as our Dolce Suono Ensemble will be marking the centennial of his death with a festival of performances in March and April 2018.
Mimi’s recording “Freedom” with Charles Abramovic, piano and premieres by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, David Finko, and Richard Danielpour (with Yumi Kendall, cello, in the Danielpour) continues to receive fantastic reviews.
Among the recent accolades for the album and Dolce Suono Ensemble:
- Interview and Review of “Freedom” and Dolce Suono Ensemble in the Huffington Post by Lew Whittington
“Stillman and Abramovic, the core players of DSE, have been performing together for 14 years, their stellar artistic clarity and chemistry is palpable onstage and is vividly captured on their recent recording “Freedom” (recorded in Gould Hall) a collection of flute and piano pieces.”
- “Freedom” is selected as one of Top 5 New Classical CDs for Spring for WRTI Radio by Mark Pinto
- Dolce Suono Ensemble’s “The Americas Project / Musica en tus Manos” review in The Philadelphia Inquirer by David Patrick Stearns
“So much of this music simply invites you to enjoy life. But that enjoyment starts with the musicians, who were in the right zone.”
Photos from Mimi’s tour in Indiana. Recital and masterclass at Indiana State University. With Martha Krasnican, piano, Joyce Wilson, flute professor, and Daniel Powers, composer
Photos from the Music for All Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, where Mimi taught flute masterclasses and chamber music coaching.