Emi Ferguson, flute
Ashley Jackson, harp

Wednesday, March 05, 2025 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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This concert is part of the Wagman Century Series. You can subscribe to this series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

The 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning flutist Emi Ferguson and the “soulful” and “eloquent” (Musical America) harpist Ashley Jackson enrich us with a range of global sounds in The Enchanted Dawn. This inspired collaboration between two boundary-breaking artists reveals points of intersection across genres, centuries, and continents.

The Enchanted Dawn
Schwob: Traveling North
Le Camus: Laissez durer la nuit (Arr. Ferguson)
Aftab/A. Shankar: Udhero Na (Arr. Ferguson)
Morlock: Twilight, from Vespertine
Shokri: Bamboo flute improvisation (Arr. Ferguson)
Satie: Les fils des étoiles (Arr. Takemitsu)
Zand: In the Middle of the River (Arr. Ferguson)
Ogada: Kothbiro (Arr. Ferguson)
R. Shankar: L’aube enchantée

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The Artist(s)

Emi Ferguson
Emi Ferguson, flute
Hailed by critics for her “tonal bloom” and “hauntingly beautiful performances,” English-American performer and composer Emi Ferguson stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern-day musicians.  Emi’s unique approach to the flute can be heard in performances that alternate between the Silver Flute, Historical Flutes, and Auxilary Flutes, playing repertoire that stretches from the Renaissance to today.… Read More
Ashley Jackson, harp
Praised for her “soulful” and “eloquent” playing (Musical America), harpist Ashley Jackson enjoys a multifaceted career as a highly sought-after musician and collaborator in New York and beyond. As a soloist, she has performed at Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn! and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She has also performed with the New York Philharmonic,… Read More


Emi Ferguson | Lim: Bioluminescence
Ashley Jackson | Coleridge-Taylor: Deep River