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Mimi Stillman at National Flute Association

Mimi Stillman will perform at the National Flute Association Convention at the Mariott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 1:15-2:05 venue: Thurgood South/West

Recital: Mimi Stillman, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano

Program: André Jolivet, Chant de Linos; Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Sonata-Cantilena for Flute and Piano; David Ludwig, Canzoniere for Flute and Piano; Claude Debussy, Songs from Nuits d’étoiles (arranged by Mimi Stillman)

Join Mimi and Charlie after their recital for a CD and book-signing at the Flute World booth in the exhibition hall at 2:30pm.

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 5:00-6:00pm venue: Harding

Drop-In Trios and Quartets: Play along with Mimi, who will be special guest artist at this chamber music reading.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 2:45-3:10 venue: Hoover

Yamaha Exhibitor Showcase:  Mimi presents “Go Beyond the Page, Captivate Your Audience, and Make it Look Easy”

– Visit with Mimi at the Yamaha booth at the exhibit hall!

Click here for details at National Flute Association website.

Syrinx Journey Day 311: “Syrinx” and Léger

Today, I played Syrinx outdoors in Philadelphia. It was a meditation on the music, the city, and Fernand Léger. Still captivated by the exhibit on the Ballets Russes I saw at the National Gallery recently, I was thinking about Léger’s painting “La Sortie des Ballets Russes” (Exit the Ballets Russes). Painted in 1914, it precedes Léger’s famous “The City” by five years. The latter work is the cornerstone of “Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis,” the exhibition coming to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in October. These works by Léger share angularity, bold color, jagged movement. Yet as I played, Debussy beguiled me and all was silken and sinuous.

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Fernand Léger, “The City” (1919)

Syrinx Journey Day 41: “Syrinx” on a Train

On the Amtrak train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC today, I played Syrinx in the cafe car. I’ve played on an airplane before, but this was a first! Thank you to conductor Kevin Caudle, who welcomed me to play on board. The passengers were pleased with the impromptu concert. One woman asked me afterwards if I was playing Syrinx. She had studied flute in school and played it years ago.