This past weekend, AVIDduo gave the world premiere of four new works for flute, saxophone, and electronics at Dreamland Arts and Studio Z in St. Paul, MN. Read about the concert here. The program for this event was all digital - download here!
Join us April 10 for a FREE concert at Studio Z in St. Paul! We will have a pre-concert talk with composers at 7PM, followed by music at 7:30PM. Hope to see you there!
The past week, AVIDduo performed our Different Worlds program and gave lectures and masterclasses at Northeastern State University, Millersville College, and Lafayette College! We were delighted to perform on the Old Wood New Sounds concert series as well which had amazing wine pairings by The Vineyard at Grandview. After our tour, we spent a few days in New York visiting the Yamaha Atelier, seeing some amazing art exhibits, and visiting old friends!
This fall, AVIDduo is playing a concert on the Old Wood New Sounds series! Our performance will be September 15, 2014 at Sugar Tank Studio in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Buy your tickets through the Kickstarter and receive a free live performance download of the show. If you can't make it to Lancaster, donate at the $25 level and receive a live recording of the entire AVIDduo concert.
Program consists of music by Joshua Clausen, Anna E. Garman, Kendra Kestner, Tyler Kline, Marc Mellits, Sam Melnick, Mark Oliveiro, and Kirk O'Riordan.
Support live music and new music by donating; see the video below for more information from Kate Umble, founder and director of OWNS.
New piece in the works for AVIDduo by Josh Clausen. Check out this demo video he put together - I am playing on the track! Looking forward to premiering it next season!
Two weeks ago, AVIDduo met up in Dallas, TX to prepare for our Educational Tour sponsored by Music-1st. We gave performances and presentations on contemporary music to students at fourteen different schools in the area followed by a recital at Rock & Bach Performing Arts School in Frisco.
The Flute View Magazine reviewed our Interactions CD in their May 2014 edition!
"The last work on this release is Peter John’s Asteroid Baptistina. This asteroid is the one that is believed to have brought about the end of the age of dinosaurs and the beginning of a new era. He relates this idea to the current status of classical music: how do classical performers relate to new technology? John answers this question by combining flute and saxophone sounds and remixing them to deliver a convincing work that is a nice closer to this album."
"If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of flute and saxophone repertoire or if you have such an ensemble, there is certainly plenty of inspiration here."
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