Flutists of the Metropolitan Opera
 

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Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 5:30pm

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Special Events: Flutists of the Metropolitan Opera
Flute Fair 2020 Gala Concert: Seth Morris, Chelsea Knox, Stephanie Mortimore, Maron Khoury, and Koren McCaffrey
W83 Ministry Center 150 West 83rd Street New York, NY 10024 www.150w83.com
 

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W83 Ministry Center
150 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
www.150w83.com

Flutists of the Metropolitan Opera

Flute Fair 2020 Gala Concert

Seth Morris, Chelsea Knox, Stephanie Mortimore, Maron Khoury, and Koren McCaffrey, flutes

Program

  Concerto in A Minor, Op. 15        Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1691-1755) arr. Henner Eppel
Seth Morris, Stephanie Mortimore, Koren McCaffrey, and Maron Khoury
       
  Kaoru (1994)   Christopher Theofanidis (b. 1967)
Seth Morris and Maron Khoury
       
 

Overture to the opera Nabucco

  Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
arr. Joachim Linckelmann
Stephanie Mortimore, Maron Khoury, Koren McCaffrey, and Seth Morris
       
  Canonic Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, TWV 40:102   Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Stephanie Mortimore and Koren McCaffrey
       
  Jour d’été à la montagne   Eugène Bozza (1905-1991)
Maron Khoury, Seth Morris, Koren McCaffrey, and Stephanie Mortimore
       
  Final Trio from Der Rosenkavalier   Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
arr. Trudy Kane
  Chelsea Knox, Maron Khoury, Stephanie Mortimore, and Seth Morris
       

Program subject to change.


Admission: Free to NYFC members and Flute Fair attendees; otherwise $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door.


Arab/Israeli flutist Maron Anis Khoury was appointed to the second flute position with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra in New York City in 2010. He started playing the flute at the age of 11; three years later, he was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to study with Jeffrey Khaner. Khoury previously studied with Eyal Ein-Habar and Uri Shoham (Israel Philharmonic), Sara Andon (Idyllwild Arts Academy), and David Shostak (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra). Khoury was a recipient of several grants from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Charles M. Kanev Memorial Fellowship. In addition, he was a winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and the Schoen Fellowship Grant in honor of Charlotte White.


Chelsea Knox is the principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She previously held positions as assistant principal flute of the Baltimore Symphony and principal flute of the New Haven and Princeton Symphonies. An active orchestral and chamber musician, Ms. Knox has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and IRIS Orchestra. Additionally, she is a member of the Gotham Wind Quintet. As a soloist, Ms. Knox has performed concertos with the Baltimore Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Manchester Symphony, Juilliard Lab Orchestra, and Connecticut Youth Symphony. She has won the New York Flute Club Competition and the Hartford Symphony Young Artists Competition. Ms. Knox earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of Jeffrey Khaner. A native of Litchfield, CT, she received her early training at the Hartt School of Music, where she studied with Greig Shearer. In her spare time she is an active visual artist and her work has been displayed in galleries in New York and Connecticut.


Koren McCaffrey is an associate musician with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Performing with the Met Opera since 2007, she appears regularly with both the Met Orchestra and Met Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall and on the Met Opera's Live in HD and radio broadcasts. In June 2011, Ms. McCaffrey toured Japan with the Met Opera. In addition to playing the flute,she is an avid piccoloist and can be heard on the Met's Grammy Award-winning recordings of Adams' Doctor Atomic and Wagner's Das Ring des Nibelungen. As a member of both the Verbier Festival Orchestra and Verbier Chamber Orchestra, Koren McCaffrey toured more than 15 countries on four continents. She has also performed at the Spoleto (US) and Aspen Music Festivals and Festival Mosaic in San Luis Obispo. Ms. McCaffrey is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Manhattan School of Music.


Seth Morris serves as principal flute with the MET Orchestra and has been principal flute with the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet Orchestras since 2012. He previously held positions with the New World Symphony and West Michigan Symphony and has performed with the Houston, Detroit, and Pacific Symphony Orchestras, American Ballet Theatre, and Dallas Winds. Mr. Morris was a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as a member of the American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria and the Bay View Music Festival. He has won first prize at multiple competitions including the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, James Pappoutsakis Memorial Competition, and Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition; he also won the bronze medal at the Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Competition. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he earned degrees from the University of Kentucky, New England Conservatory, and the University of Michigan. His teachers include Paula Robison, Amy Porter, Fenwick Smith, and Gordon Cole.

Stephanie Mortimore has held the position of principal piccolo with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2000. During the 2008-09 season, she served as acting principal flute. Ms. Mortimore has won first prize in the Myrna Brown Competition, the James Pappoutsakis Competition, and the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Competition. She can be heard on three Grammy Award-winning recordings with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
An active recitalist and sought-after teacher, Ms. Mortimore has given numerous concerts and masterclasses in New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, and her native state of Wisconsin. She has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra and gave the world premiere of Daniel Felsenfeld's double piccolo concerto in spring 2015 with Ensemble 212. She spends her summers performing with the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming.
Ms. Mortimore received her MM from the New England Conservatory of Music and her BM from DePaul University. She also spent a year studying in Switzerland at the Conservatoire de Genève. Her teachers have included Geralyn Coticone, Paula Robison, Fenwick Smith, Mary Stolper, and Keith Underwood.

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