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Orchestra Lumos Presents: After a Dream

Sun, March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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About this performance
The instrumental combination of flute and harp has been popular with composers for over two hundred and fifty years, and saw its peak in the salons and courts of France in the mid-18th and early 19th Centuries, mainly as a result of the harp’s most famous patron Marie Antoinette.
Joining us for this concert will be multiple award winning composer, Grammy award winning producer, and noted guitarist, Brian Keane who has scored literally hundreds of films and television shows, and produced over 150 albums, mostly from his studio in the woods of Connecticut. Hailing from Westport, Brian is currently completing the final edits to the soundtrack of Ric Burns’ two part, four hour movie, Dante: Inferno to Paradise premiering on PBS on March 18 and 19.
Brian will talk with Elizabeth Mann who has played on dozens of soundtracks about composing for movies, and introduce his work for solo harp that he wrote for Amy Berger.
All this and a free glass of wine courtesy of Mary Ellen and Jim Marpe and this promises to be a wonderful afternoon at the Westport Library.
Musical Program to include
J.S Bach/Charles                                Gounod Ave MariaMaurice Ravel                                     Five Greek MelodiesClaude Debussy                                 Beau soirRalph Vaughan Williams                    English Folk SongsRavi Shankar                                     L’Aube enchantéeBrian Keane                                      Beatrice’s Theme
Elizabeth Mann, fluteAmy Berger, harpSpecial Guest, Brian Keane

Elizabeth Mann, Flute: Elizabeth Mann is a featured performer in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. She is the principal flutist of the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble and is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has played principal flute with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under the baton of Valery Gergiev and recorded and performed with the New York Philharmonic. In past seasons, she premiered a solo flute piece by Joan Tower and performed a commissioned Concerto by Peter Maxwell Davies with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Mann has been principal flute with the Santa Fe Opera, played with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Dorian Quintet, and Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. She has been featured at Caramoor, Santa Fe, and the Lochenhaus Festivals and teaches at the Colorado College for their Summer Festival.

Mann attended the Juilliard School as a student of Julius Baker. She can be heard on more than 100 recordings, which include her critically acclaimed flute and harp CD with Deborah Hoffmann of Chopin transcriptions titled Reflections. Mann is also an active teacher.

Amy Berger, Harp: Amy Berger started playing the harp at the age of 6. She graduated college with a BA in Music from Stony Brook University and an MM degree from Yale University’s School of Music.

Berger has traveled internationally as well as in the U.S., performing with orchestras including NY City Opera National Company, NY City Opera, Orchestra of the State of Mexico, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. She has toured China, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, and Israel. As a freelancer, she has performed in Broadway shows, TV commercials, and movies, including August Rush. Her solo CD, On Golden Harp, has been used for the documentary One Hundred Years of Baseball.

Berger has recorded the Grammy-winning opera Anthony and Cleopatra by Samuel Barber. She has worked with Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett, Sara Vaughn, Sting, Van Dyke Parks, Rufus Wainwright, and Latin pop star Juan Luis Guerra.

Berger has been the principal harpist with the Stamford Symphony for over thirty years and teaches privately in New York City.

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Sun, March 3
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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