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Faculty Artist Series: Amy Engelsdorfer, flute

  • Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Dr. Amy Engelsdorfer, flute Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano Dr. Igor Kalnin, violin

Dr. Amy Engelsdorfer will be presenting a flute recital on Friday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Jenson-Noble Recital Hall. Entitled “Nevertheless, We Persist”, the recital features four modern yet very accessible works by contemporary female composers. The concert is free and open to the public.

Each of the pieces are unique in style and in the subject matter they project. “Masks” by Katherine Hoover are musical descriptions of various types of tribal masks. “Wish” Sonatine by Valerie Coleman is a dramatic tone poem, and a response to the poem “Wish” by Fred D'Aguiar. The flute and violin together portray impressionistic scenes in Clare Strong’s two-movement work, “Cloudscapes”. The program closes with Atlanta- based Nicole Chamberlain’s innovative work “Three-Nine Line.” The title comes from the aviator’s slang for the invisible line that runs from one wing to another on a plane, and the individual movements describe various maneuvers pilots carry out.

Dr. Amy Engelsdorfer is Assistant Professor of music theory and history at Luther College in Decorah, IA. She holds the PhD in music theory from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. She has an MA in music theory and an MM in flute performance, as well as the Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Kentucky, where she studied flute with Gordon Cole. She has recently studied flute with Gregory Milliren, associate principal of flute with the Minnesota Orchestra, and has performed in masterclasses with Nicole Esposito (University of Iowa), Angela Jones- Reus (University of Georgia), and Michel Bellavance (Geneva Conservatoire).

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