In a program titled "The Shakuhachi Influence: Music for Flute & Harp," the duo of Amelia Lukas and Bethany Evans make their Music à la Carte debut. This Halloween-appropriate program features music for flute and harp influenced by the shakuhachi (Japanese flute), an instrument which was believed to have the power to transcend worlds and reach the land of the dead.
Joseph Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
Stephen Yip: Elegance in Emptiness
Deena Grossman: Island of the Spirit
Daniel Catan: Encantamiento
Interspersed with Japanese folk melodies and more.
Oregon State University students, facutly and staff are welcome to be part of a live audience in the Memorial Union Lounge. Those off campus may view the livestream at: https://youtu.be/v3d6pMH50HM
Known for her pure tone, flexible technique, and passionate, committed performances, flutist Amelia Lukas performs with “a fine balance of virtuosity and poetry” (New York Times). A resident of Portland, Lukas' recent engagements include solo appearances with Chamber Music Northwest, Fear No Music, March Music Moderne, Portland Taiko, the Astoria Music Festival, Music in the Woods, and on All Classical Portland’s live radio broadcasts and more. Lukas has been lauded for her skilled interpretation of new music: “(Lukas) excels at bringing drama and fire to hyper-modernist works with challenging extended techniques” (Oregon ArtsWatch). She holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music (London) where she received three prizes for musical excellence. Amelia is a Board Member for Chamber Music Northwest and offers arts PR services as the principal/founder of Aligned Artistry. Her personal website is http://amelialukas.com
Bethany Evans, a native of Salem, began her music studies at age five. By age nine she was studying harp and had found her passion. She received a Bachelor of Music in harp performance from the University of Arizona summa cum laude and graduated with a 4.0 from the University of Oregon’s Master of Music program in harp performance. Additionally Evans holds a law degree from Willamette University College of Law. She has performed extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. and has multiple award-winning recordings. She has an active private teaching studio and is a member of the faculty of Western Oregon University and Chemeketa Community College as harp instructor. She is also the principal harpist for the Salem Orchestra and the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
Friday, October 29 at 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Memorial Union Building (MU), Main Lounge
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331