Flute faculty, Rie Schmidt, presents a program of rarities for solo and duo flutes, including original and transcribed music. This program will feature guest artists, Elizabeth Brown, flutist/composer, and Keith Underwood, flutist and Tim McCullough, pianist. Program repertoire includes three flute duets, Lunette by Brown, Lullaby by Stravinsky and Schubert Trio in B flat Major, Andante, transcribed for flute and alto flute. Also on the program is Serenade aux Etoiles by Chaminade and Suite Italienne by Stravinsky, transcribed by Rie Schmidt. Please join us for this one-hour faculty recital on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free.
Rie Schmidt is a graduate of SUNY Purchase. She gave her Carnegie Recital Hall debut as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Ms. Schmidt is a member of the Westchester Philharmonic and the American Symphony and has performed with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra and many Broadway shows. She was featured flutist and dancer in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass that was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She and her husband, guitarist Benjamin Verdery, concertize as a duo throughout the US and Europe and have recorded two CDs of music for flute and guitar Reverie and Enchanted Dawn She is a founding member of Flute Force, a flute quartet, which has four CDs: Flute Force, Pastorale, Eyewitness and Silver Halo. She teaches at The Bloomingdale School of Music, The Allen-Stevenson School and The 92nd Street Y in New York City. Her publications include Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé arranged for flute quintet, and Barber’s Adagio. Ms. Schmidt was the president of the New York Flute Club from 1995-98.