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The second event in the 2015 Treefalls concert series features world renowned musicians from the Dolce Suono Ensemble performing New Music by:

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Mimi Stillman, acclaimed for her dazzling artistry, technical brilliance, and penetrating interpretation, was recently dubbed the “coolest flute player in Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine Ticket. Equally at home with the classical canon, contemporary music, and Latin and Sephardic world music, she has performed with Paquito D’Rivera, recorded a film score for Kevin Bacon, and received hearty ovations for her brilliant performance with pianist/harpsichordist Charles Abramovic of the complete flute chamber works of Bach. She has performed as soloist with orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Princeton University. At age 12, she was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She was the youngest wind player ever to win Young Concert Artists.

 

Ms. Stillman holds an MA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is a published author on music and history. Her articles have appeared in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, The Flutist Quarterly, and other journals. She has given flute masterclasses, lecture-recitals, and new music symposia at institutions including the Eastman School of Music, University of California, National Flute Association, and as flute masterclass and chamber music clinician for Yamaha. Ms. Stillman’s unique project Syrinx Journey, a tribute to Claude Debussy on his 150th anniversary through her daily recordings of Syrinx on her blog, garnered an international following. As Artistic and Executive Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, which she founded in 2005, Mimi Stillman has presided over its establishment as a highly regarded pioneering force in the music world. As a champion of new music, Dolce Suono Ensemble has premiered 42 commissioned works in 10 seasons.

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Charles Abramovic, has won critical acclaim for his international performances as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers. He has performed a vast repertoire not only on the piano, but also the harpsichord and fortepiano. Abramovic made his solo orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Since then he has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony, the Colorado Philharmonic, the Florida Philharmonic, and the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra. He has given solo recitals throughout the United States, France and Yugoslavia. He has also appeared at major international festivals in Berlin, Salzburg, Bermuda, Dubrovnik, Aspen and Vancouver. Abramovic has performed often with such stellar artists as Midori Goto, Sarah Chang, Robert McDuffie, Viktoria Mullova, Kim Kashkashian, Mimi Stillman, and Jeffrey Khaner. Abramovic has taught at Temple since 1988. He is an active part of the musical life of Philadelphia, performing with numerous organizations in the city. He is a core member of the Dolce Suono Ensemble, and performs often with Network for New Music and Orchestra 2001. His teachers have included Natalie Phillips, Eleanor Sokoloff, Leon Fleisher, and Harvey Wedeen.

Saturday  //  February  21  //  2015

7:30 @ The Showroom

 

This concert is produced in partnership with:

This program is funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

With sincerest thanks to:
John Fitz Rogers, Robert Kyr, and Michael Harley
for inspiring this New Music concert series, for their advice and help in building this flourishing program, and for their ongoing support of New Music in our time..

Mimi Stillman, acclaimed for her dazzling artistry, technical brilliance, and penetrating interpretation, was recently dubbed the “coolest flute player in Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine Ticket. Equally at home with the classical canon, contemporary music, and Latin and Sephardic world music, she has performed with Paquito D’Rivera, recorded a film score for Kevin Bacon, and received hearty ovations for her brilliant performance with pianist/harpsichordist Charles Abramovic of the complete flute chamber works of Bach. She has performed as soloist with orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Princeton University. At age 12, she was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She was the youngest wind player ever to win Young Concert Artists.

 

Ms. Stillman holds an MA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is a published author on music and history. Her articles have appeared in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, The Flutist Quarterly, and other journals. She has given flute masterclasses, lecture-recitals, and new music symposia at institutions including the Eastman School of Music, University of California, National Flute Association, and as flute masterclass and chamber music clinician for Yamaha. Ms. Stillman’s unique project Syrinx Journey, a tribute to Claude Debussy on his 150th anniversary through her daily recordings of Syrinx on her blog, garnered an international following. As Artistic and Executive Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, which she founded in 2005, Mimi Stillman has presided over its establishment as a highly regarded pioneering force in the music world. As a champion of new music, Dolce Suono Ensemble has premiered 42 commissioned works in 10 seasons.

Charles Abramovic, has won critical acclaim for his international performances as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers. He has performed a vast repertoire not only on the piano, but also the harpsichord and fortepiano. Abramovic made his solo orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Since then he has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony, the Colorado Philharmonic, the Florida Philharmonic, and the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra. He has given solo recitals throughout the United States, France and Yugoslavia. He has also appeared at major international festivals in Berlin, Salzburg, Bermuda, Dubrovnik, Aspen and Vancouver. Abramovic has performed often with such stellar artists as Midori Goto, Sarah Chang, Robert McDuffie, Viktoria Mullova, Kim Kashkashian, Mimi Stillman, and Jeffrey Khaner. Abramovic has taught at Temple since 1988. He is an active part of the musical life of Philadelphia, performing with numerous organizations in the city. He is a core member of the Dolce Suono Ensemble, and performs often with Network for New Music and Orchestra 2001. His teachers have included Natalie Phillips, Eleanor Sokoloff, Leon Fleisher, and Harvey Wedeen.