Mimi Stillman will perform with perform the Ibert Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and Bizet-Borne Carmen Fantasy with the Yucatán Symphony Orchestra and Juan Carlos Lomónaco, conductor on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:00pm and Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 12:00pm at the Teatro Peón Contreras in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Visit the Orchestra’s website for more information.
Mimi will also teach a masterclass at the Escuela Superior de las Artes de Yucatán on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:00pm. For more information, please contact the Orchestra.
Click here to see a review of my concerto performance with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and conductor Lorenzo Muti in Durham, North Carolina.
Here is an excerpt from the review by Andrea McKerlie in Classical Voice North Carolina:
“The second half of the concert featured soloist Mimi Stillman, beginning with Saverio Mercadante’s Concerto for flute and strings in E minor. Mercadante was an Italian opera composer who today is virtually unknown. The concerto had a smaller orchestration of strings underneath Stillman, who was very engaged with the rest of the ensemble as she played. She communicated very effectively with Muti when she handed off solos for tuttis, and stayed very enthusiastic throughout her entire performance. The lines were fluid and relaxed, even though at times the solo was so complicated that it sounded like two melodies at the same time.
The concert ended with Czardas for flute and strings by Vittorio Monti, a work that is, as Stillman explained, “Italian with a hint of Gypsy.” Concertmaster Niccolo Muti had intricate solos as introduction and then later as dialogue with the flute. The contrasting sections of the Czardas, named for a traditional Hungarian couples dance, alternated between slow and fast, sounding improvisatory and virtuosic. Stillman’s expression and flair carried this piece and gave it style, ending with a flourish that swept the audience onto its feet.”