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