Charles Abramovic, my duo pianist, and I did a residency at Cornell University this past March which included a recital, flute and piano masterclasses, respectively, and a presentation for the Cornell Composers Forum. We enjoyed meeting the compositions students and discussing new music for our instruments as well as performing selections from my CD “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano” (Innova Recordings) and from Dolce Suono Ensemble commissioned works.
Here is my performance of Syrinx from the Composers Forum.
Thank you to composition professors Steven Stucky for inviting us and Kevin Ernste for hosting us and making the recording.
Thank you for your entries in the “Name Those Tunes” Syrinx contest on Syrinx Journey Day 308 (here: http://mimistillman.org/syrinx-journey-day-308-syrinx-with-name-those-tunes). The winner is Lorin Chisholm, who generously asked me to give the prize, my CD “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano,” to a student in one of the summer programs and masterclasses I taught.
I had a delightful evening with my friend Benjamin C.S. Boyle, who is a wonderful composer. I premiered his Sonata-Cantilena for Flute and Piano, commissioned by my Dolce Suono Ensemble, and recorded it with pianist Charles Abramovic on my CD “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano” (Innova Recordings). We played through some of Benjamin’s recent compositions. After Syrinx, you will hear the closing section of his song setting of Robert Herrick’s “To Music.”