Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall
Molly Barth, flute
Blair School of Music presents Flute Music by Female Composers, a faculty recital performance by flutist Molly Barth, accompanied by pianist Heather Conner.
Molly Barth has selected works to perform which were written by female composers from Europe, the United States, Iran, and Mexico, and whose lives span 350 years, from the Baroque Era to the present day. She will share with the audience a synopsis of the life of each composer whose work is to be performed.
About Molly Barth:
Molly Barth is an award-winning flutist, professor and clinician who moves effortlessly from concert hall to teaching studio to rehearsal room to orchestral section. A tireless composer and performer, she has premiered hundreds of pieces and finds the creation of new music uplifting and miraculous. As co-founder and former member of the ensembles Eighth Blackbird and Beta Collide, she has toured the world, recorded a dozen albums, and, with Eighth Blackbird, won a Grammy Award.
Passionate about the spark and closeness of chamber music, Barth is a co-founder of the Zohn Collective, a group of curious musicians who share a love of risk and exploration. They have collaborated with a puppet company and a cartoonist, have toured the U.S. and Mexico, and record extensively.
She is associate professor of flute at the Blair School, and guides her students to become comprehensive flutists. They leave her studio as skilled, flexible, bold musicians, able to think critically and speak to audiences. Barth took her inspiration primarily from her stellar teachers at Oberlin, the Cincinnati Conservatory, and Northwestern.
About Heather Conner:
Originally from Lancaster, Pa., Steinway Artist Heather Conner is Chancellor’s Chair of Precollege Piano and co-chair of the Keyboard Department at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Prior to this appointment, she was Professor of Piano at The University of Utah School of Music, where she served on the faculty for 14 years.
As a recitalist, Conner has performed in many prestigious venues, including Steinway Hall in New York City. She has also presented solo recitals in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New Haven, Moscow, Salzburg, Seoul, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, Greenville (S.C. and N.C.), Stillwater and Oklahoma City, (Okla.), Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, (Ala.), Murfreesboro and Salt Lake City.