Autumn is a busy time of year to make great music!
In the next few months, I am to appear as soloist with the Portland Columbia Symphony, interact with flutists of the Greater Cleveland Flute Society and the Rochester Flute Association, engage in a residency at Eastman with Jeff Zeigler and Paola Prestini, travel to Oaxaca with Bent Frequency, perform Bartok and Strauss with the Oregon Symphony, and have a fun set of Nutcracker performances with Orchestra Next. What fun!!
The moment I ended my fabulous 8th year teaching at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, I boarded a plane to participate in the Charlotte New Music Festival; thank you, Bent Frequency, for including me in this exciting collaboration.
I then had the privilege to interact with an inspiring cast of performers and composers at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, which attracted 92 composer/performer participants!
The Britt Festival commission of Michael Gordon for a series of Crater Lake National Park premieres, July 29-30, is an historical, monumental event for which I am honored and proud to be invited to perform.
I am pleased to be working with my spirited and talented University of Oregon flute studio to showcase works of French composer Sophie Dufeutrelle at the National Flute Association convention.
AND, certainly a moment or two of rest and relaxation prior to a whirlwind Autumn 2016!
I am proud to invite you to view my new music video. I am performing “Cantiga del Merolico II” by Ricardo Zohn Muldoon, with Darren Stevenson of PUSH Physical Theater.
Cantiga del Merolico II (1990/rev. 2014)
composed by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
This work is a tribute to the merolico, an exhuberant type of vendor that is often found in open markets in México. In order to attract customers, the merolico improvises florid and incessant monologues extolling the virtues of his merchandise, while ingenuously interspersing swift compliments to beautiful señoritas passing by and satirical remarks against those who ignore him. The merolico is able to adapt to his audience with a speed and accuracy that would make a chameleon die of shame.
Molly Alicia Barth, flutist
Darren Stevenson, dancer
Avi Pryntz-Nadworny, videographer
Lance Miller, audio recording engineer
Avi Pryntz-Nadworny, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Molly Alicia Barth, producers
Molly Barth has received a Career Opportunity Grant award from the Oregon Arts Commission.