Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alicia DiDonato Paulsen to give free recital at The Old Church

Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, the fabulous assistant principal flutist with the Oregon Symphony, will give a free recital on Tuesday (August 11th) over the noon hour at The Old Church. On the program is music by Gaubert, Bach, Feld, and Gandolfi. Pianist Susan DeWitt Smith will accompany Paulsen.

Here's some background information about Paulsen:

Paulsen is originally from Stoneham, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Oregon Symphony, Ms. Paulsen had a long and varied freelancing career in Boston, where she was the flutist for Boston Musica Viva, Radius Ensemble, NotaRiotous (Boston Microtonal Society’s chamber ensemble), and Prana (a soprano/flute duo with acclaimed singer Jennifer Ashe). She was a member of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, and Firebird Ensemble, and frequently appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops. A former member of the New World Symphony, Ms. Paulsen has twice been a Tanglewood Music Center fellow and has also participated in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Musical Spring in St. Petersburg (Russia), Costa Rica Music, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. She is the former flutist for both the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and the Remix Ensemble (Porto, Portugal), and was a 2005 New Fromm Player at Tanglewood. Ms. Paulsen's chamber music collaborations include appearances with the Emerson String Quartet and the Borromeo String Quartet. Additionally, she has appeared as concerto soloist with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Santa Fe Symphony, the New World Symphony, and New England Conservatory's Wind Ensemble and Sinfonietta.

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