Music through the Centuries for Flute and Harp
March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Save the Date because this is one performance you will not want to miss. Music at the Museum is pleased to present Sue Ann Kahn performing on the flute, and Susan Jolles on the harp. This engaging program has performances that range in style from a sonata by J.S. Bach to the premiere of a new Sonatina by Bennington composer Allen Shawn, plus a flute solo composed by Lionel Nowak. Additional music by Henry Cowell, Toru Takemitsu, and Jean Francaix. The free concert is made possible by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane. Admission to the museum galleries is not included.
Susan Jolles, harpist, has enjoyed a long and varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, teacher and arranger. A founding member of the Naumburg Award winning Jubal Trio, she also appears with daughter, Renee, violinist, as the Jolles Duo. Ms. Jolles is a member of the American Composers Orchestra, Musica Viva, Queens Symphony Orchestra and The Little Orchestra Society, and is associate harpist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Past affiliations include the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, The Group for Contemporary Music, The New York Chamber Symphony, and The Juilliard Ensemble. She also appears regularly with the Encores Orchestra. Ms. Jolles has been associated with contemporary music since receiving a Fromm Fellowship in contemporary music performance in 1963. She has premiered and recorded the works of such composers as Luciano Berio, Hans Werner Henze, George Crumb, Charles Wuorinen and Philip Glass. She has also commissioned many composers for the Jubal Trio and Jolles Duo. Susan Jolles has an extensive discography that encompasses a full range of musical genres including classical, klezmer, jazz, cabaret and Broadway, recording with such diverse artists as Giora Feidman, Kenny Garrett, James Galway and Barbara Cook. She has recently recorded five albums of original flute and harp music with flutist Laurel Zucker. Ms. Jolles is on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College of Music where she teaches harp as well as orchestral repertory and chamber music.