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Marina Piccinini, flute and Meng Su, guitar

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Among the world’s leading flute virtuosos, Marina Piccinini is known for her flawless technical command, profound interpretive instincts and charismatic stage presence. In collaboration with Meng Su—the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition Gold Medalist from the Beijing Guitar Duo—they will explore two of Bach’s Flute Sonatas celebrating the flute’s technical and expressive qualities and tonal colors as well as Piazzolla’s L’Histoire du Tango—a piece that catalogues the history of tango in 30 year intervals and Beaser’s Mountain Songs highlighting the Southern mountains of Appalachia and American Folk Song.

Bach: Sonata for Flute and Guitar in C Major, BWV 1033
Bach: Sonata for Lute in E Major, BWV 1006a (Solo Guitar)
Bach: Sonata for Flute and Guitar in E Major, BWV 1035
Beaser: Mountain Songs [Sel.]
Colgrass: Wild Riot of the Shaman's Dreams (Solo Flute)
Piazzolla: L'Histoire du Tango

 

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

Co-Presented with the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

Meng Su, guitar

2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition Gold Medalist Meng Su is the first guitarist to have won both youth and the main Parkening Competition, she is also the first female guitarist to both make it to the final round of the main competition and win the Gold Medal. Meng Su has performed throughout Europe, Asia and.

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Marina Piccinini, flute

A daring artist with diverse musical interests, flutist Marina Piccinini is in demand worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Internationally acclaimed for her interpretive skills, rich, expansive colors, technical command and elegant, compelling stage presence, Ms. Piccinini has been hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz of the flute”. Well-known for her commitment.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info