Mimi and pianist Charles Abramovic were delighted when the Haverford College series asked them to make a virtual recital on video rather than simply postpone their appearance due to Covid. Here is the unusual result, filmed mostly outdoors!
Join Mimi and Charlie for a Franco-American program with music by Debussy, Fauré, Dutilleux, Poulenc, Confrey, Wernick, Jacob, and Hoover, with a conversation about the pieces woven in.
This Syrinx is from after my performance today at the New York Flute Club flute fair. I was honored and delighted to take part in the concert celebrating composer Katherine Hoover’s 75th birthday. Jeremy Gill, piano, and I performed Mountain and Mesa, a work that we premiered at the National Flute Convention in New York in 2009. I recorded the work with pianist Charles Abramovic on my CD “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano” (Innova Recordings). It was a great pleasure to present Katherine’s wonderful and colorful music before a large audience of (mostly) fellow flutists, and to share the stage with terrific colleagues who also performed in the concert. We closed with Katherine’s Peace is the Way, for eight flutes.
With Katherine Hoover
Left to right back row: Judith Mendenhall, Sato Moughalian, Suk Hee Hong, Nathalie Joachim, Allison Loggins-Hull, Katherine Hoover, me, Jan Vinci, Jeremy Gill
I am deeply honored that our recording “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano,” a 2-CD set on Innova Recordings, made Best of 2012 Top Classical albums in Philadelphia City Paper by Peter Burwasser.
On the recording, pianist Charles Abramovic and I perform wonderful works by an all-star group of composers: Mason Bates, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Richard Danielpour, Michael Djupstrom, Katherine Hoover, Daniel Kellogg, Gerald Levinson, David Ludwig, Andrew Rudin, David Bennett Thomas, and Zhou Tian.
I am pleased to share the newest review of “Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano,” a 2-CD set on which I perform with Charles Abramovic, piano on Innova Recordings, in The Flutist Quarterly. It was reviewed by Andrea Kapell Loewy in the Fall 2012 issue of this publication, which is the journal of the National Flute Association.
“Odyssey” includes world premiere recordings of works by Mason Bates, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Richard Danielpour, Michael Djupstrom, Katherine Hoover, Daniel Kellogg, Gerald Levinson, David Ludwig, Andrew Rudin, David Bennett Thomas, and Zhou Tian.