From staff reports
“Bright Mozart” will feature five of the Brightmusic musicians plus guest artist and composer Craig Goodman, Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory of Music of Strasbourg, France.
This concert will be performed on Monday evening, January 21, at 7:30 pm at All Souls' Episcopal Church, Northwest 63rd and Pennsylvania, and on Tuesday evening, January 22, at 7:30 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Northwest 7th Street and Robinson.
The concert will feature three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- two of his quartets for flute and strings, and a Fantasy of music from his last opera, "The Magic Flute," arranged for chamber ensemble -- as well as a sonata by French Romantic composer César Franck and the world premiere of a new chamber music work, commissioned by Brightmusic, and composed by our guest Craig Goodman, Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory in Strasbourg, France, who is also a flutist. The works on the program are: (1) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K.285; (2) Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Flute and Piano; (3) Mr. Goodwin’s new work, “Off the Beaten Bath;” (4) Mozart’s “Magic Flute Fantasy,” arranged by the contemporary American arranger/composer Michael Webster; and (5) Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K.285.
Guest artist and composer Craig Goodman is a concert flutist, composer and Professor of Chamber Music and Coordinator of the Chamber Music Department at the National Conservatory in Strasbourg, France. Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark; Artistic Director of Rencontres Musicales de Genève in Switzerland. BA and MM, Yale University; post-graduate studies in analysis and composition, École Normale Supérieure de Paris. For more information about Mr. Goodman, visit www.flutist.com.
concert pianist; Lecturer of Piano at the University of Michigan; faculty member at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. Amy is the pianist in the clarinet-piano ensemble Duo Clarion and the violin-clarinet-piano ensemble Trio Solari, and co-artistic director of Brightnusic.
extracts portions of the Overture, the Finale and seven arias and choruses, "ingeniously stitched together by other fragments of this ever-popular opera;" and Mozart's Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K.285 (flute, violin, viola and cello) has a first movement of this quartet is “melodious;” the second movement, written in B minor (a “rare key in Mozart”) is “slow” and “eloquent;” and the third movement features a “kittenish finish” [Julian Rushton].
Admission is $10 per person (students with ID are free). A reception with the musicians follows each performance. Information about Rest-of-the-Season Memberships is available on the website, www.brightmusic.org.
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