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February 3, 2pm
February 6, 8pm
in Jordan Hall.
February 7, 7pm
On Sarah Bob's
See link to right.
March 8, 4pm
Bassoon and Flute
March 30, 8pm
St Botolph Hall
April 2, 8pm
the NEC Bach
April 24, 8pm
No. 1 with the
NEC Wind Ensemble
Above is a glass
Greek muse whose
symbol is the
done by John
Hutton. Check out
the Euterpe link
to the right for
on the muse!
"Then will you allow flutes and flute-makers in our city? Has not the
flute the widest range of all, being in fact the original which other
instruments of wide range imitate?" -- Plato, The Republic
THE STUFFY, OFFICIAL SOUNDING BIO:
Alicia DiDonato, flutist and piccoloist, is currently a student of
Fenwick Smith at the New England Conservatory. In May of 2001, she
completed a three year fellowship with the New World Symphony in
Miami Beach, FL. Originally from Stoneham, Massachusetts, Ms.
DiDonato is a winner of numerous competitions, including the 1999
Frank Bowen Competition and the 2001 New England Conservatory Wind
Ensemble Concerto Concerto Competition. (Hear her perform Berio's
Serenata No. 1 on April 24th, 2002 at NEC!!) She has performed as
soloist with orchestras across the country, most recently with the
New World Symphony in a performance of Christopher Rouse's flute
concerto, and with the Santa Fe Symphony in a performance of CPE
Bach's G Major concerto. She has been a featured artist with the
Emerson String Quartet and has participated in the Aspen, Norfolk and
Tanglewood music festivals. She has collaborated in chamber music
with Paula Robison, Jim Walker, and Aldo Abreau; orchestrally, she
has performed under the batons of Seiji Ozawa, Claudio Abbado, James
Conlon, Donald Runnicles, Zdenek Macal, Robert Spano, Reinbert
deLeeuw and Michael Tilson Thomas. An active recitalist and advocate
for new music, Ms. DiDonato has presented programs in Boston, New
York, Miami, and Hartford, as well as in St. Petersburg, Russia as a
part of that city's Musical Spring international festival. In August
of 2001, she was a performer in the Costa Rica Music Festival,
earning praise from La Nacion's music critic for her "tonos lisos."
She has premiered a number of compositions, including Jennifer
Higdon's "Autumn Music." Additionally, Ms. DiDonato is committed to
outreach and educational activities and maintains a private studio.
Ms. DiDonato has studied with John Wion, Nadine Asin, Samuel Baron,
and Joshua Smith. She received her BM from the Hartt School as a
member of its 20/20 program and attended New England Conservatory's
preparatory school while in high school. She holds a minor in Foreign
Languages and Cultures from the University of Hartford.
The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal has described her playing
as "wistful...fluent and full of tone, even in the most demanding
passages." The Boston Globe declared her chamber music
performances "full of skill and wit."
To contact Ms. DiDonato, please click on the email link to the left!
Stuff and People I Like/Love/Admire/Dream About
- The Official X-Files Page
- I never thought I wouldn't miss Mr Duchovny, but I am enjoying this season so far!
- Sarah Bob Dot Net
- Home of Sarah Bob, curly fonts, and info on her New Gallery Concert Series
- THE Official Brian Heller Site
- Brian Heller: the enigma, the legend, the reality. Experience the drama today! (PS, Brian, write me a piece!)
- "Excess ain't rebellion. You're drinkin' what they're sellin'."
- Yesaroun' Duo
- Sam and Eric get their groove on.
- Robert Dick's Web Page
- Info on his music, philosophy, and performances.
- The Official Lord of the Rings Website
- Liv Tyler. Rock.
- Beck rates Bjork's "Homogenic" album cover as one of his top fifty favorite album covers. I'm not sure I have fifty favorite album covers. But if I did, "Vespertine" would definitely be up there.
- Jennifer Higdon Homepage
- Awesome composer and flutist. Check out Rapid Fire.
- "If I could be who you wanted all the time ...."
- Vieri Bottazzini
- Italian flutist, former principal of the Malaysian Philharmonic, now teaching in the Mideast.
- John Wion's Homepage
- The principal flutist of the New York City Opera, my teacher, and a wonderful writer.
- The Muse Euterpe
- All you have ever wanted to know about that Greek Muse with the flute.
- The Never Ending Circle
- Edgard Varese-Father of Electronic Music
- Required Listening: Poeme Electronique. Test on Tuesday.
- The Boston Symphony Orchestra
- Dre-e-e-e-e-eam, dream dream dre-eam.
- Steve Drury's Website
- Email him and tell him you want to see more plastic pants.
- Stuff I like
- This is a list of stuff I like.
- Chris Parrott, Artist
- Beautiful, beautiful things.
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
lady i swear by all the flowers. Don't cry
-- the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says
we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis