Monthly Archives: October 2015

For Flutist, Making it is No Pipe Dream

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I started my relationship with music back when I was only six years old and my grandmother placed my fingers on the keyboard of her piano. I spent middle and high school listening to classical recordings in my free time and driving to my flute teacher’s home for lessons after school. At my teacher’s encouragement, I left my hometown of San Antonio, TX to fly across the country to study flute at the Eastman School of Music. Read More

October 16 Features Rarely-Heard Music

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Nino Rota (1911 – 1979) is best known for his scores for The Godfather I and II, the second of which received an academy award for best film score. He wrote prolifically for film, working closely with several leading film directors of his time. He had an especially close relationship with director Federico Fellini, enabling the two to collaborate at a level rarely afforded a composer-director duo. Read More

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