Free Lunchtime Flute Recital – Linda Chatterton
Bach – Sonata in E flat BWV1031
Brian Ciach – Kentucky Folk Pieces (world premiere)
Ailís Ní Ríain – chainstitchembroidered
François Borne – Fantasy Brilliante on Themes from Bizet’s Opera ‘Carmen’
William Grant Still – Gamin
Linda Chatterton Flute
“The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive” says the American Record Guide of flautist Linda Chatterton. A Yamaha Performing Artist, Linda has performed in New York at Carnegie and Alice Tully halls, was a featured recitalist on the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and has been heard throughout the US on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. As a concerto soloist, highlights include many performances of the Lukas Foss Renaissance Concerto. She has commissioned, recorded and premiered many new works. 2012-13 projects include performances and master classes in Iceland, England, Ireland, Thailand and throughout the US. She is a member of Ensemble 61, a contemporary music group based in Minneapolis.
The first flutist to win a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, Linda received a second $25,000 McKnight grant in the spring of 2008. She has garnered prizes and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the American Composers Forum. In 2012, she received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Artist Initiative program to commission and perform in the US and Europe Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain’s new work for flute and piano. She often can be heard giving her motivational presentation “It Sounded Better at Home!” based on her extensive work on the psychology of optimum performance. “It Sounded Better at Home!” will be released as a book in 2013.
Linda received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student of Bonita Boyd. She has recorded on the CBS Masterworks, Innova, and Gothic labels, and has also independently released five compact disc recordings.
Matthew McCright Piano
American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has devoted his life to performing works by living composers and has thrilled audiences and critics alike with an imaginative repertoire that spans both the traditional and a wide range of contemporary works. He has premiered numerous new pieces, many written for him, and has collaborated with countless composers across the globe.
Matthew currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College while maintaining an active concert schedule as one of the most sought after pianists in contemporary music. Recent projects include the CD release of Second Childhood on the innova record label and a disc of the piano works of Minnesota composer Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records.
The recipient of numerous awards, grants, and prizes, he has performed at festivals such as Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, Fringe, Spark Festival of Electronic Music, Seward Arts, Music 2000, CCM Village Opening, and Minnesota Composers Alliance.
He is the founding pianist for Ensemble 61. In addition, he has performed in collaboration with a variety of ensembles including The St Paul Chamber Orchestra, dal niente, Wild and Wulliman, La Bonne Chanson, Gypsy Hocket, Renegade Ensemble, Zeitgeist, Dixie Five, and with countless chamber music groups. McCright completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, under the tutelage of Lydia Artymiw. In addition to private study in New York City with Lisa Moore, he also holds degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and Westminster College.