Happy to be bringing back Joseph Schwantner's "Taking Charge" with Jennie Oh Brown on an all Schwantner program!
More information on Jennie and the program:
Jennie Oh Brown is an innovative and entrepreneurial flutist whose recently released Innova album "The Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner" was met with critical acclaim around the globe. Brown is the Artistic Director of Picosa, a Chicago-based mixed chamber music ensemble known for its signature symphonic sound and virtuosity. The ensemble's unique approach to programming features music from across the centuries and highlights works by Chicago composers each season. Picosa will be featured at Constellation on June 4th as part of the Frequency Series.
Brown is thrilled to bring Schwantner's vibrant repertoire to Constellation Chicago's stage with her elite colleagues Kuang Hao Huang, piano, Peter Ferry and Chris Sies, percussion, and Karin Ursin, Janice MacDonald, and Susan Saylor, flutes.
"As evidenced by this album, Jennie Oh Brown understands Schwantner's compositional intent, and her playing reflects the beauty, intensity, rawness, and virtuosity his music requires. She excels in changing characters rapidly, and her beautiful expressive sound is perfectly suited to Schwantner's emotional, lyrical, and acrobatic music." Jennifer Slaughter, National Flute Association, Flutists Quarterly, Fall 2016.
Silver Halo for flute quartet (piccolo, flute, alto and bass flutes)
Looking Back for flute and piano
Black Anemones and Soaring for flute and piano
Taking Charge for flute, percussion, piano