John Wittmann, my great friend and Artist Relations manager at Yamaha, is also a fantastic percussionist. I was delighted when he agreed to play with me on a visit to Indiana for recitals and masterclasses.
Here is Altamiro Carrilho’s Brazilian choro Aeroporto do Galeão.
Here is an excerpt from a stunning piece by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, The Sealed Angel for Chorus, Soloists, and Solo Flute. The chorus is The Bucks County Choral Society, conducted by Thomas Lloyd, who also had dancers Tim Early and Carrie Ellmore-Tallisch perform a dance Tim created. It is natural to have dance with Shchedrin’s music because he wrote several ballets for his wife, Maya Plisetskaya, former prima ballerina of the Bolshoi. I was fortunate to work with Shchedrin on his Three Shepherds, a piece for flute, oboe, and clarinet which incorporates movement, at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland years ago. Maya Plisetskaya was there and coached us on the movement – it was a memorable experience!
Here is a new video of my performance of David Finko’s piccolo concerto with Orchestra 2001. Our recording will be out on Centaur Records this summer.
Hope you enjoy this wonderful piece as much as I do!
Mimi Stillman, flute and John Wittmann, djembe perform the Brazilian choro by Altamiro Carrilho, Aeroporto do Galeão
I also want to mention I write a culture blog, Dolce Culture, and I’d love for you to check it out.
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Wishing you a happy and musical spring.