“Tea with Mimi” #6 – American Music – Facebook Livestream, May 26, 2020

I devoted this episode to American music in honor of Memorial Day, which was yesterday.

Here are the pieces I performed, with start times in the video:

:00 America the Beautiful

Aaron Copland, Duo for Flute and Piano selection from I. Flowing

George Gershwin, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess

Dana Suesse, “My Silent Love”

Daniel Kellogg, Five Sketches for Solo Flute (recorded on my album Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano, Innova Recordings)

Ricky Lombardo, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Vincent Persichetti, Parable for Piccolo XII

Leonard Bernstein, “Maria” and “Tonight” from West Side Story

Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/MimiStillmanFlute/videos/285862515939613/

More of my and Dolce Suono Ensemble’s recordings and videos of American music:

Dolce Suono Trio “American Canvas”: premieres of Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, Zhou Tian Andrea Clearfield

Jelly Roll Morton, The Pearls and Shreveport Stomp

Samuel Barber, Canzone

Amy Beach, Romance: two performances – DSE and Virginia Tech

Marion Bauer, Prelude and Fugue

Walter Piston, Sonata for Flute and Piano

Griffes, Poem for Flute and Orchestra

Dana Suesse, Night Sky: two performances – Michigan State University and DSE

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“Tea with Mimi” #5 – Music and Literature – Facebook Livestream, May 19, 2020

This afternoon I explored music with connections to literature or the spoken word in different ways. Thank you to everyone who tuned in! I appreciate your comments a great deal.

Here are the pieces I performed, with start times in the video:

Intro + outro = Altamiro Carrilho, Aeroporto do Galeao (Brazilian choro)

3:10 Fang Man, A Folktale of the Four Dragons

17:12 Johannes Donjon, Études de Salon Élégieétude and Le Chant du vent

27:00 C.P.E. Bach, Sonata in A Minor for Solo Flute I. Poco adagio

34:28 Benjamin Lees, Soliloquy Music from King Lear

43:52 Claude Debussy, Nuit d’étoiles and Beau soir

Some of the above repertoire in other performances on my YouTube Channel (please subscribe for new videos!):

Donjon, C.PE. Bach, Debussy

“Tea with Mimi” #4 – Opera, part 2 – Facebook Livestream, May 12, 2020

In this episode, I continued my opera theme from last week. It was so much fun, and opened up many wonderful program possibilities. It was nice to get great feedback on last week’s opera quiz. Very impressed with our participants!

Here are the pieces I performed, with start times in the video:

0:00 Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve opening for composer’s birthday
3:32 Saverio Mercadante, Theme and Variations on Mozart’s “La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni
12:22 François Borne, Fantaisie Brilliante on Bizet’s Carmen
24:39 William Schuman, XXV Opera Snatches
32:48 Giacomo Puccini, “Mi chiamano Mimi” from La bohème
39:30 Pixinguinha and Benedito Lacerda, Naquele tempo

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“Tea with Mimi” #3 – Facebook Livestream, Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Today’s episode featured the theme of opera. I performed:

Gluck, Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus ed Euridice

Robert Maggio, Elysian Fields

Then we played Name that Tune from operatic flute parts: Bizet, Entr’acte from Carmen; Bellini, Casta Diva from Norma; Rossini, excerpt from Overture to William Tell; Schoenberg, Moses und Aron; Verdi, excerpt from La Traviata

Dvorak, Songs My Mother Taught Me for an early Mother’s Day piece Click here for my performance with Charles Abramovic on YouTube. To purchase my arrangement, click here.

April 21, 2020: Facebook Livestream “Tea with Mimi” #1

Every Tuesday at 4:00pm EDT (US East coast time), join me on my Facebook public page for a Livestream performance and conversation. I created this series during isolation due to COVID-19, because I miss performing for your live and enjoy sharing music from my home to yours.

Each week I’ll post the program and links to any recordings I reference here on my blog.

Here’s the link to my first Livestream on April 21, 2020

The program:

C.P.E. Bach, Sonata in A Minor

Movement I on YouYube here.

Claude Debussy, Syrinx

[Follow my Syrinx Journey project here and on YouTube]

Mimi Stillman, Huldah

[Purchase the music here; recording here]

Katherine Hoover, Winter Spirits

[YouTube peformance here]


Ricky Lombardo, Quarantunes

Recording on YouTube here.

Daniel Dorff, Nocturne Caprice

Recording on YouTube here / purchase album here.

Rossini/Chopin, arranged Lee, Variations on “Non piu Mesta” from La Cenerentola for Flute and Orchestra

Recording on YouTube here.

Click here to watch Livestream video on Facebook


Debussy’s “Syrinx” en blanc et noir at Kingston Chamber Music Festival

Before rehearsal on stage at Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island, I noticed that my black and white outfit mirrored the acoustic shell and floor. I thought of Debussy’s En blanc et noir for two pianos! After Syrinx, we gathered for Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

I had a thrilling week at KCMF and am very grateful to Natalie Zhu, tremendous pianist and artistic director, for including me in her 10th anniversary season. Below are photos of our wonderful ensemble that performed the Copland: me on flute, Igor Begelman, clarinet, Rose Vrbsky, bassoon, Hilary Hahn, Ayano Ninomiya, Juliette Kang, Zachary DePue, violins, Che-Hung Chen, Ren Martin-Doike, violas, Priscilla Lee, Clancy Newman, cello, Nathan Farrington, bass, Natalie Zhu, piano

Copland at KCMF

Summer 2019

Mimi’s engagements this summer include the following. Please check back for updates!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 28-29, 2019 Dolce Suono Ensemble Recording of music by Dmitri Tymoczko, Princeton

June 24-26, 2019 Mimi Stillman and Charles Abramovic DUO album recording sessions

June 28, 2019 Mimi Stillman and Matthew Levy record David Ludwig

Sunday, July 7, 2019 Dolce Suono Ensemble concert at Laurel Hill Mansion

Friday, July 26, 2019 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Curtis Summerfest Student Composition Concert

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Kingston Chamber Music Festival, RI

Sunday, August 4, 2019 Kingston Chamber Music Festival, RI

Friday, August 23, 2019 Music for Montauk, NY