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Jutt-Wienholts Duo

Spring Awakening: Masterpieces for Flute and Harp
Friday, April 22, 2022, 7pm

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The combination of harp and flute has always been known as a heavenly duo. But is it really? Is it perhaps something more primal, something more earthy, something more ancient and profoundly human? The new duo of flutist Stephanie Jutt and harpist Johanna Wienholts seeks to explore the vast repertoire for flute and harp, from the most delicate confections by Franz Joseph Haydn and Nino Rota to the most exciting and driving rhythmic compositions by Mexican composer Eduardo Angulo.

When people happen to catch harpists moving full-sized pedal harps, the question is almost always, “Don’t you wish you played the flute?” While flute and harp are indeed on opposite ends of the size spectrum, the sound of these two instruments can both contrast and complement like few other pairings can. Stephanie Jutt and Johanna Wienholts first met in 2017 when Johanna joined the Madison Symphony Orchestra as their new principal harpist. Because orchestral writing combines flute and harp in exposed symphonic moments, they often found themselves blending sound from across the orchestra. It seemed only fitting that a duo would be born.

 

 

Seraph Brass

Brass Quintet
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 4pm
Seraph Brass Website

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Seraph Brass is a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programs, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works and well-known classics.

In the Bethel Concert Series program, Seraph Brass will perform works by composers from underrepresented demographics as well as the well known classical hits. Committed to celebrating women in music, they will perform recent commissions by composers like Catherine McMichael and Reena Esmail. You will hear the women of Seraph dazzle on famous virtuosic piano pieces, sing through Spanish folk music, and soar in a Wisconsin premier by Kevin Day.Winners of the 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music, Seraph Brass is a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top brass players. Performing primarily as a quintet/sextet, Seraph Brass also performs as a larger 10-piece ensemble. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works and well-known classics. Seraph released their debut studio album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January 2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award. Seraph Brass is in residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival, alongside the Dover Quartet, in the festival orchestra.

Seraph Brass has toured extensively throughout the United States, China, Mexico and Europe. Featured performances of Seraph’s 2019-2020 touring schedule include a sextet recital at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami (FL), performances at the Busan Maru International Music Festival in Korea and a residency at the Interlochen Arts Academy. On the international stage, Seraph has performed at the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland and the Forum Cultural Guanajuato in León, Mexico. Seraph is on the roster of Manhattan Music Ensemble and G.L. Berg Entertainment.

 

 

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