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CANCELLED: "La Folia" Music for flute and harpsichord

  • 10/16/2012
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sundin Hall, Hamline University 1531 Hewitt Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104
Patrick Dillery, flute and Georges Kiss, harpsichord

General Admission $25 -- Students/Seniors $15

This concert celebrates our new CD, recently released on the Chant de Linos label in Belgium. Concert will feature selections from the CD, works by JS Bach, Handel, Hotteterre, and La Follia variations of Corelli.

A portion of ticket sales from the recital will be donated in support of UMFA. Each UMFA member attending must email UMFAcorporatemembers@gmail.com so that an accurate account of members in attendance can be recorded.

A free masterclass will be held October 17th. Time and place TBD.

Tickets can be bought here.

Patrick Dillery, flute:

In a world where nimbleness and talent are requirements of survival and excellence in the music world, Patrick Dillery is exceptional. Both at home and abroad, he is in demand as a performer, teacher, clinician, and recording artist; he is also an artist of compassion, who recognizes that his gift is important in helping charitable causes and furthering the careers of young musicians,

Patrick Dillery is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota , but his work and talent have taken him far from his birthplace. He has performed with orchestras and in concert in the USA, Israel , France and England and was for several years principal flutist at Rhein-Main Theater in Frankfurt , Germany , where he was also flutist with the Bayern Kammeropern. More recently, Dillery has been connecting with audiences in Asia .

His career as an international performer has taken on a new shine in the past couple of years, including concerts at the International Fete de Musique de Savoie in southern France in July, 2011, which included concerts with renowned harpsichordist Georges Kiss as well as concerts with the Braude string trio. Jean-Pierre Rampal's protege, Claudi Arimany, joined forces with Patrick Dillery for a four-city program for two flutes and piano New York , Chicago , Boston and St. Paul ) in celebration of the 50th anniversary of creation of the Haynes Flute Company's signature instrument for Jean-Pierre Rampal. Arimany and Dillery played together again in Spain at the Festival of St. Pere de Rodes in July, 2009. Arimany says of Dillery,

“It has been a pleasure for me to work together with this excellent flutist and artist in several concerts in Europe as well as in the United States . The quality of his sound, his phrasing, and his deep knowledge of music make Patrick Dillery a perfect interpreter as well as an ideal partner for chamber music.”

In December 2009, Patrick Dillery was part of a select group of musicians invited to play in the “World Symphony” formed to celebrate the King of Thailand 's 82nd birthday, playing in nine concerts in front of 2 million people.

As a teacher, Dillery has his own thriving studio in New York City. In collaboration with Jupiter Flutes International, he is sought out all over the world, leading master classes in Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is a graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music, where he was a student of Georgetta Maiolo. He furthered his private studies with Bernard Goldberg.

He is adventurous in his recording projects too. His newest, Patrick and Friends: A Flutist's Journey explores his own musical roots as well as those of the places he's visited. This cd is also a big part of the philanthropic side of Patrick Dillery. It is not unusual for an artist to support any number of worthy charities. Dillery likes to contribute to various causes by using his talents to raise money for them, utilizing the fresh energy of his performances and his new cd to create excitement and draw large audiences to these concerts. For more information on Patrick Dillery and his work as a musician, teacher and recording artist, please visitwww.patrickandfriends.com. (samples of some of the concert pieces are available at the site)

Georges Kiss, harpsichordist:

A recipient of First Prize with Distinction from Geneva’s Conservatoire
Supérieur, Georges Kiss studied under the renowned Swiss harpsichordist
Isabelle Nef.

His musical career whether as soloist, chamber musician or part of an ensemble
took him to most European countries, America and Asia, for over 2.000 concerts.

Research in musicology and teaching are two essential elements of his musical
activity. A passion for rediscovering the works of forgotten composers led him to bring
out a number of volumes for harpsichord (Hassler, Merulo, Van Koninck, and
later C.P.E. Bach).

He was one of the first to show an interest in the works of Jacques Duphly (17151789):
etudes, recordings, recitals.

His recent American review read as follows: “The evening’s real treasures came
in the form of solo harpsichord works by Duphly. Kiss gave it a spellbinding
reading, savoring every note and lovingly placing every gesture.”

Nancy Miller – The Boston Globe.
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