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Comedy for Winds and CD release party

QuintEssential Winds Chamber Recital at Capital University's Huntington Recital Hall, 1 College and Main St., Bexley, OH

QuintEssential Winds will perform Christopher Weait's arrangement of Blessings by Mark Flugge at this concert.  Our performance appears on my hot-off-the-presses CD Bolling & Beyond: Lisa Jelle, Jazz-Inspired Flute. Mark Flugge Remembered.  The CD will be available for $10 at this concert, and we will be happy to autograph your copy!  The program also includes Paul Patterson's Comedy for Winds.  With Melissa Stevens, oboe; Gail Zugger, clarinet; Betsy Sturdevant, bassoon; and Kimberly McCann, horn.



Bolling & Beyond CD Release Party/Recital

Faculty Flute Recital at Huntington Recital Hall, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH

Join us for the world premiere of Stan Smith's flute/guitar/bass arrangement of Erika Kristen, by Mark Flugge!  Our performance of this piece is on my hot-off-the-presses CD, Bolling & Beyond: Lisa Jelle, Jazz-Inspired Flute. Mark Flugge Remembered.  Stan Smith, Roger Hines, and I are happy to autograph CDs, which will be available for purchase for $10 each at the concert.  This eclectic concert also includes two fascinating pieces by Michael Daugherty: I Loved Lucy for flute and guitar, with Doug Neel; and The High and the Mighty for piccolo and piano, with Narmina Aliyeva.  Madeleine Dring's gorgeous Trio for flute, oboe, and piano rounds out the program with oboist Karen Pfeifer and pianist Barbara Sahr.  Note the EARLY recital time of 5:30, and we hope to see you there!


PAN4 at International Women's Week

PANdemonium4 Flute Quartet at Huntington Recital Hall, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH

Join PANdemonium4 in celebrating International Women's Week at Capital University!  We will each speak briefly about our professional experiences and how they relate to the opportunities and challenges women encounter in careers today.  Columbus composers Linda Kernohan and Michael Torres will introduce their compositions.  This concert is also a CD release party for Bolling & Beyond: Lisa Jelle, Jazz-Inspired Flute.  Mark Flugge Remembered!  PANdemonium4 will perform our piece on the CD, "Flugge Jazz Fantasy".  We commissioned Andy Frederick to create this arrangement of three of Mark Flugge's pieces for flute quartet with optional bass and percussion.  CDs will be available for $10 at this concert, and PAN4 will be happy to autograph your copy!  We will also perform works by Daniel Dorff, Mike Mower, and Paul Osterfield.  My flute colleagues are Kimberlee Goodman, Lindsey Goodman, and Alison Brown Sincoff.  We are delighted to be joined by Andy Woodson on bass and Chris Carmean on percussion. 

You-tube clips: check them out!

Thanks to Andy Woodson for the following clips!

"Happy People" by Andy Woodson, with Andy (bass) and Mark Flugge (piano) at Mark's Capital Faculty Recital, November 2010


"February's Promise" by Mark FLugge, with Andy Woodson (bass) and me (flute) at Mark's Capital Faculty Recital, November 2010


Visiting the new Haynes Flute Factory in Boston 

A few days ago I had the pleasure of accepting the invitation of the Haynes Flute Company to fly to Boston, tour their new flute factory, and try out their various flutes, all in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of this historic company.  The oldest continuously operating flute company in the world, Haynes has always been renowned for the quality of their instruments and the lyrical, silky sound they possess.  I am happy to report their new flutes build on these strengths; I found them…

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Time to reflect and plan the next year's concerts! 

How wonderful to be done with classes and have time to reflect on the last year's performances and inspirations, and think about what would be the most fun and insipiring to perform this next year!  A couple of commissions are in the works; it's thrilling to be a part of the creation of new repertoire, though our role as performers is of course incidental to the composers.  It looks like we'll have another exciting Inspirare Duo concert (with Gail Lehto, clarinet) in September, then hopefully my faculty…

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CD Release Party complete 

We had a terrific time at the CD release party; thanks to everyone who came out!  If you missed the big event and would like to buy a CD, please contact me... we have a few CDs left over.

It's tempting to rest after the culmination of a year's worth of working getting the CD out and then the big release, but there's always something new to look forward to.  Performances at the Lancaster American Music Concert, Hilliard Davidson High School, and the Chamber Jazz Concert of Chick Corea's Three Quartets…

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Website finally somewhat interesting! 

I have a new-found respect for everyone out there maintaining and updating their own websites- it's a time-consuming and frustrating process to learn how to do all this!  When we would really rather be making music... Once it's all set up, I know it will be worth it; that sustains me.  Enjoy the audio clips from my new CD, Waltz into Madness, that I have spent the last 3-4 hours posting!