Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

CU-Boulder Wind Symphony

Join Indigo for her last performance with the CU-Boulder Wind Symphony! She will be performing on both flute and piccolo.

Program:
Jennifer Higdon: “Fanfare Ritmico"
Malcolm Arnold, trans. Brittan Braddock: Variations on a Theme of Ruth Gipps
Daniel Kellogg: "With Wings Like Eagles"
James Stephenson: "A Dialogue of Self and Soul" with bassoon soloist and CU faculty member Yoshi Ishikawa
Paul Hindemith, arr. Keith Wilson: Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes of Carl Maria von Weber

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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Pendulum New Music

The CU-Wind Symphony performs Joseph Schwantner’s “From a Dark Millenium” on the Pendulum New Music concert series.

In 1980, the Mid-American Conference Band Directors Association commissioned Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Schwantner to write a follow-up work to his landmark ...and the mountains rising nowhere of 1977. The resulting work, From a Dark Millennium, received its premiere by the University of Northern Illinois Wind Ensemble in 1981. A re-working of a material from his chamber work, Music of Amber, this marked the only occasion in which Schwantner borrowed earlier material for a subsequent work. Both works draw inspiration from Schwantner’s poetry:

Sanctuary...
deep forests
a play of shadows,
most ancient murmurings
from a dark millennium,
the trembling fragrance
of the music of amber…

From a Dark Millennium has come to be seen as the second movement in a trilogy of sorts for wind ensemble including …and the mountains rising nowhere (1977), and In evening’s stillness… (1996) – bookends to From a Dark Millennium (1981). Although Schwantner does not consider From a Dark Millennium to be programmatic, he does admit that, “the mysterious and shadowy atmosphere ... springs from images drawn from a brief original poem that forms the poetic backdrop for the work. The poem helped to stimulate, provoke, and enhance the flow of my musical ideas.”

As a composition, From a Dark Millennium is a model of economy, spun out from the material heard in the first measure: a re-ordered “octatonic scale” [F, F#, Ab, A, B, C, D, Eb] -- a scale that ascends by alternating half-steps and whole-steps. The work features several of Schwantner’s “hallmark techniques,” the most apparent of which are a prominent, almost solisitc piano, and several large-scale percussion parts.

Program Note from State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Wind Ensemble concert program, 14 February 2018

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Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

CU-Boulder Chamber Orchestra

The CU-Boulder Symphony Orchestra splits into the Opera Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra for this concert cycle. Join Indigo as she performs principal flute/piccolo on Sibelius’ “Pelléas et Mélisande,” Op. 46 and second flute on Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite”.

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Persevering Legacy

Persevering Legacy champions a catalytic collaboration that will elevate stories of historically marginalized female African-American composers to align classical music with social activism. The College of Music's American Music Research Center (AMRC) partners with the college's Diverse Musicians' Alliance and the Museum of Boulder to pilot a socially engaged performance and workshop event as part of a broader celebration during Women’s History Month.

This free public performance will feature College of Music faculty and students performing selections from the AMRC’s Helen Walker-Hill Collection, a unique collection of rare and seldom performed musical compositions by female African-American composers. The workshop component, led by members of the Museum of Boulder’s existing Inclusipedia project, will give volunteers the necessary skills for creating and editing Wikipedia pages to add women and people of color from Boulder’s past and present to the website.

This program features specially selected College of Music faculty and students who are dedicated to raising awareness for equity, diversity, inclusion and access in music performance.

Indigo will be performing Chicago-based composer Regina Harris Baiocchi’s “Autumn Night” for solo alto flute. The piece’s original form was a poem, then grew into a jazz quintet with voice, then morphed into a solo for alto flute. The version for alto flute is inspired by the original song lyric:

Spend an autumn night here / I'll work while you cheer
We can scat where no one understands but us:
Me, You, Us, We, One / This autumn night

Can you spend a little time / Can you spare one night
In one night we can write a 12-bar Blues
Can you spend a little time / Can you spare one night

One night, one night, one night / Playing Jazz is real good news
We can scat where no one understands but us:
Me, You, Us, We, One / This autumn night

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Nov
16
4:30 PM16:30

Senior Recital

Join Indigo for her senior recital at CU Boulder! She will be joined by pianist Sarah Thune.

Program:

W.A. Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313
—intermission—
Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Sonata Appassionata
J.S. Bach’s Flute Sonata in E major
Cecile Chaminade’s Concertino, Op. 107

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Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

CU Symphony Orchestra Concert

Join the CU Boulder Symphony Orchestra for a concert celebrating composer Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial. Opening the concert is bernstein’s Overture to Candide on which Indigo is playing principal flute, followed by Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, as soloist, and concluding with Bernstein’s Suite from On the Waterfront.

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Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Indigo Fischer Junior Recital

Indigo excitedly presents her junior recital! Join her for an afternoon of some of her favorite works for flute. Reception in C-113 to follow. Live stream link will be posted.

Program:

"D'un Matin de Printemps" by Lili Boulanger
Sonata for Flute and Piano by César Franck
Sonata for Flute and Piano by Otar Taktakishvili
"Black Anemones" by Joseph Schwantner

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Feb
19
4:00 PM16:00

NASM Showcase Recital

The CU College of Music will be presenting a showcase recital as a part of the National Association of Schools of Music once-every-ten-years re-accreditation process. The recital will represent the various areas of applied study in the college. Brian Lambert's piece ARCHAEOPTERYX was chosen to present the CU composition department; Indigo will be performing it with pianist Jessica Nilles. 

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Feb
6
4:30 PM16:30

Flute Studio & Composition Department Collaboration

The CU Boulder flute studio and composition department present their collaboration of new flute repertoire. Indigo will perform both Brian Lambert's ARCHAEOPTERYX and Jordan Holloway's Prelude for Alto Flute. 

ARCHAEOPTERYX depicts a prehistoric creature that exhibited both dinosaurian and bird-like characteristics, with sharp teeth and a bony tail as well as flight feathers and a wide wingspan. Archaeopteryx lived 150 million years ago during the Late Jurassic Period, and this piece represents an aerial chase as a predator attempts to catch it. 

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Music Showcase

Indigo and guitarist Keith Barnhart will be performing Joan Tower's "Snow Dreams."

Composer's notes:

"There are many different images of snow, its forms and its movements: light snow flakes pockets of swirls of snow, rounded drifts, long white plains of blankets of snow, light and heavy snowfalls, etc. Many of these images can be found in the piece, if in fact, they need to be found at all. The listener will determine that choice."
 

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Nov
11
4:30 PM16:30

Guitarist Keith Barnhart DMA Chamber Recital

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Indigo will be joining guitarist Keith Barnhart for a performance of Joan Tower's "Snow Dreams" and Emma Logan's "Study of a Foggy Day" with guitarist Patrick Connor Smith.

"Snow Dreams" composer's notes:
"There are many different images of snow, its forms and its movements: light snow flakes pockets of swirls of snow, rounded drifts, long white plains of blankets of snow, light and heavy snowfalls, etc. Many of these images can be found in the piece, if in fact, they need to be found at all. The listener will determine that choice." - Joan Tower

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Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Wind Symphony Outreach Concert at Rayback Collective

The CU-Boulder Wind Symphony performs an outreach concert at the popular Rayback Collective. This venue is both a food truck park, beer garden, and space for live music. Join us for an intimate performance of chamber music. Indigo will be performing on Shoshtakovich's "Two Scarlatti Pieces: Capriccio" for small wind band and Florent Schmitt's "Lied et Scherzo" for solo horn and wind nonet. 

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