Mark your calendars! I am playing the ORIGINAL 1936 manuscript of Density 21.5 (very different from the piece you all know!) on a beautiful BURKART PLATINUM FLUTE for this FREE online performance/discussion on November 5 at 7:30pm Eastern Time! This original version of the piece has not been performed since Georges Barrère performed it over 70 years ago!
2020 will go down in the history books as a year like no other!
What a winter, and now spring is in the earth in Nashville! Tulips and daffodils are in bloom, and the sun feels warm.
Returning for a brief 3-month period to the post I held for a decade as the flutist with Eighth Blackbird is a joy. What fun new repertoire for me to perform, and with incredible musicians with whom I started working while we were Oberlin students 27 years ago!
And after each performance, I am always eager to return to the Blair School of Music. The students at Blair are some of the most creative, entrepreneurial, and collegial people in the world, and I have the incredible privilege of working with them!
The award-winning flautist brings a multifaceted programme of contemporary US and Latin American solo works to London, including several works written for and dedicated to her.
- Michael Fiday, Jim and John
- Frederic Rzewski, Mollitude
- Omar Acosta, Solo de Pajarillo
- John Liberatore, Gilded Tree
- John Fonville, Music for Sarah
- Shulamit Ran, East Wind
- Aaron Holloway Nahum, Forever Fleeing Earth’s Pull
News from Eighth Blackbird:
Molly Barth, the group’s founding flutist, will perform for concerts in 2020, when Nathalie Joachim completes her tenure. Five of the sextet’s founding members, along with Zach Good on clarinet, will play Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire in March at the Oregon Music Festival!
Live In Studio C: This Piece Of Music Had Her Name On It
It’s an auspicious honor to have a piece of music named after you. Flutist Molly Barth would know, and she’ll also tell you that the idea to include a name comes from the composer, not the title-character.
- CPE Bach: Flute Sonata in A Minor – Adagio, Allegro, Allegro
- Luca Cori: Quodlibarth – Softly Dancing, Festivito, Ostinato, Eco
- John Liberatore: Gilded Tree – Black Twig Tips
This radio interview was SO FUN to make and to hear. THANK YOU, Simone!
Molly Barth BLAIR DEBUT RECITAL with the Blair String Quartet, Amy Dorfman, Ji Hye Jung, and Jared Hauser
Friday, March 29, 8 p.m., Turner Recital Hall
Hear works by W. F. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Michael Fiday, David Lang, Russell Platt, and Zhou Tian