Aella Flute Duo performs with Modern Music Trio. Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market Street, Wooster, OH 44691. Works by Chamberlain, Clarke, Lias, Mower, and Schnyder.
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Aella Flute Duo explores the concept of whirlwind through Daniel Schnyder’s frenetic buzzing in "The bees in the wisteria" and the strong, cold, winter wind of "Mistral". In "Ghosts of Mesa Verde", composer Stephen Lias describes a lone traveller in the southwest desert discovering a mirage, only for it to be blown away by an arid wind. Movements from Mike Mower’s "Blowing a Storm" swirl with quickly changing tempos and moods. Nicole Chamberlain's "Chatter" energetically recreates the progression of a conversation between two friends using various extended techniques to increase the flutists' vocabulary. Like the wind, "Maya" by Ian Clarke expresses that which exists, but is constantly changing. Visit us on Facebook and on our website www.aellafluteduo.com for more information.
The Modern Muse Trio looked to the classical muses Erato (love poetry), Clio (history) and Thalia (comedy) for inspiration. Both "Two Remembrances", by André Previn, and Elisenda Fábregas’ "Gacelas de amor", explore the theme of desire. Libby Larsen’s companion pieces, "Center Field Girl" and "Righty, 1966", proclaim Michele Antonio Frisch’s ode to her personal past and the baseball player inside her. Finally, "Good Morning Mr. Bluebird!" provides our comic relief as both soprano and flautist vie for top billing. We invite our audiences to join us on the journey from creation to performance by visiting modernmuse.voices.wooster