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Johnson and Garth Team Up for Riveting Musical Performances


October 31, 2012
Press Release #12-131

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Join flutist Karen Johnson and pianist Eliza Garth, both members of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland music faculty, for an evening of special musical performances on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. The concert will take place in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The program features mostly modern repertoire, ranging from the dramatic “Sonata” by Robert Muczynski to the haunting “Azerbaijani” folk songs of Fikret Amirov. There is even a nod to pop music with “Jane Wang Considers the Dragonfly” for flute and tape by Elena Rueher of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Judah Adashi's “Nina,” a solo piano tribute to the singer, composer, and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Garth has achieved international distinction as a performer of the music of our time as well as the standard repertoire, through her recordings and appearances in major U.S. cities, Europe, and Asia.  Widely regarded as an artist with a passionate voice and an adventurous spirit, she has championed some of the most demanding works in the repertoire (www.elizagarth.com).

Johnson, co-principal flutist of the Chesapeake Orchestra, combines instrumental mastery, the beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility in her distinctive and memorable performances (www.karenflute.com).  

For more information, contact the St. Mary’s College music department at musicdepartment@smcm.edu or 240-895-4498.

Category: Music