“Looking Back: Music of Joseph Schwantner” released on Innova Recordings!

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I’m thrilled to release my first solo CD through Innova recordings!  Featured collaborators include Chicago’s finest musicians pianist Jeffrey Panko, and flutists Karin Ursin, Janice MacDonald, and Susan Saylor.  The repertoire on this CD comprises the majority of Schwantner’s major works for flute, all of which are substantial, aesthetically innovative, and push the technical range of the player to the limits.  Composer, Cynthia Folio, writes:

“The four pieces on this CD were written over a span of three decades and, as Schwantner remarks, ‘highlight my continuing fascination with the flute’s ever engaging world. Flutist Jennie Oh Brown and her brilliant musicians present exciting and compelling performances that display a virtuosity marked by deep musical insight and intelligence.’ Whether you are hearing his flute music for the first time, or are already familiar, you will enjoy the “sonic worlds” that he has created for the listener.”

Join me for my album launch concerts with Picosa on November 5th and 14th, when we will be presenting works from the album as well as chamber music by Joseph Schwantner Consortium 1 and Taking Charge, featuring guest artist percussionist Peter Ferry.

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