Category Archives: video

“Tea with Mimi” #10 – British Music and More – July 7, 2020

William Byrd, La Volta

Malcolm Arnold, Fantasy for Solo Flute, Op. 89

George Frideric Handel, Sonata for Flute and Continuo in E Minor , Op. 1 #1b

Grave – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

(with Mimi Stillman, second flute version of basso part, by recording)

Gustav Mahler, excerpts from Das Lied von der Erde “Der Abschied”

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, excerpts from Hiawatha and African Dances

Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn: Hughie Charles and Russ Parker, We’ll Meet Again 

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“Tea with Mimi” #9 – Italian Music and Talk on Music in Dante’s “Commedia” – June 23, 2020

I devoted this week’s episode to Italian music and culture.  I performed selections by Vivaldi, Mercadante, and Genin and discuss music in Dante’s “Commedia,” one of the most fascinating topics I’ve researched and written about.

Genin, Theme and Variations on Carnival of Venice

Vivaldi, Largo from Concerto in C Major for piccolo and orchestra (with my recording of the piano part)

Mercadante, Variations on Rossini’s “Per cara quest’anima” from Armida

Talk on Dante with musical examples

For further reading, here’s the link to my paper “The Music of Dante’s Purgatorio” in Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

“Tea with Mimi” #7 – Las Américas – Facebook Livestream, June 9, 2020

This week’s “Tea with Mimi” was the start of “Las Américas,” a two-week exploration of music from Latin America, the United States, and Spain from a diverse group of composers.

The program:

D’Rivera: Vals Venezolano y Contradanza

Coleman: Danza de la Mariposa

Piazzolla: Etudes tanguistiques

Zhou: Viaje

Ludwig: Sonata #1

Velázquez, Bésame mucho

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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.

Mozart flute quartets – Mimi and Jasper String Quartet

Here are the live stream videos of Mimi’s performance of the Mozart flute quartet cycle with members of the Jasper String Quartet from Dolce Suono Ensemble’s “Fall for Chamber Music” event on January 30, 2019. After the performance, the artists gave a masterclass ffor chamber ensembles from Temple Music Prep and Haverford College.

To see the concert program, click here.

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Video part 2:

“Syrinx” at Kingston Chamber Music Festival, RI, for Debussy’s birthday

I played Syrinx for Debussy’s birthday while at the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, onstage between rehearsals at the University of Rhode Island. I was delighted to return to the festival and honored to be a part of its 30th anniversary celebration this summer. It was exciting to perform the premiere of David Ludwig’s Paganiniana with a wonderful group led by Jasmine Lin, solo violin, Ricardo Morales, clarinet, Noah Geller, violin, Efe Baltacigil, cello, Natalie Zhu, piano and KCMF Artistic Director, and Mari Yoshinaga, percussion. It was like a Curtis reunion with several of my classmates – we had lots of fun!

This year was a special one for my relationship with Debussy’s music, as my Dolce Suono Ensemble presented our “Claude Debussy Centennial Festival” marking the centennial of the great composer’s death in 1918.  The two concerts are being broadcast on WWFM The Classical Network on August 21 and 23 in celebration of Debussy’s birthday.