November 17th

works for flute

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
8pm; FREE

Bowerbird is excited to present Emma Resmini, an extraordinary young virtuoso performing a program of contemporary music for flute. The program includes "Flautina" from Stockhausen's opera "Montag aus Licht" and Dai Fujikura's "Poison Mushrooms", a threnody to the victims of the Hiroshima bombing.

Emma began playing at flute at the age of three and is now a senior at the Curtis Institute of Music. Beyond the classical canon, Emma is also an avid performer of new music. A review of her performance at the 2016 New Music Gathering raved, "Emma Resmini stunned the crowd." (I Care If You Listen) At the Curtis Institute of Music she was a featured soloist in the tribute concert to composer Kaija Saariaho, performing NoaNoa for flute and electronics, and as a member of the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble.As an advocate of emerging composers, she has performed the world premiere of over twenty new works. She is also in her third season with the Arcana New Music Ensemble.

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 - 2007) : "Flautina" (1989)
Marcelo Toledo (b. 1964): "Aliento /Arrugas" (Breath/Furrows) (1998)
Michel van der Aa (b. 1970): "Rekindle" (2009)
Kalevi Aho (b. 1949): "Solo III" (2001)
Dai Fujikura (b. 1977): "Poison Mushroom"
Amy Beth Kirsten ( b. 1972): "Pirouette On a Moon Sliver"
Mario Diaz de Leon (b. 1979): "Luciform"

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Rotunda is a West Philadelphia community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. Over 300 events are offered every year, including live music, film, spoken word, theater, art, dance, education, youth programs, arts incubation, and various experimental genres. As an alcohol-free, smoke-free venue, The Rotunda provides a critical social alternative for all ages. At its core, The Rotunda is a shared space fostering learning, enrichment, and community support while empowering the public to present, produce, and promote their work.


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