Flute Ensemble’s “A December to Remember”

By Emily Pieczyrak | Opinions

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On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, Drew’s Flute Ensemble held their “A December to Remember” concert directed by Professor Diana Charos-Reilly. The ensemble consists of Drew students as well as Drew alumni and community members. The students in the ensemble are Christabella Fortna (‘23), Katie Carmichael (‘25) and Emily Pieczyrak (‘25). The age range and different levels of experience of the flutists create a unique group. The ensemble performed seven pieces of music with the help of Piano Accompanist Professor David Ishkowitz. The concert began at 3:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Young Center Concert Hall and lasted for about an hour. It was also live streamed for the viewing convenience of people who could not make it physically. Each piece was introduced by a member of the ensemble, allowing the audience to understand a little background of the music before the ensemble performed. The pieces played were composed by Kabalevsky, Bozza, McMichael, Molnar-Suhajda, Saint Saens, Behnke, Mozart and Pachalbel. The concert’s theme was meant to put the audience in a holiday spirit after not being able to perform a holiday concert since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant that a few holiday songs such as the “Ukrainian Bell Carol,” “Oratorio de Noel” (The Christmas Oratorio) and “Canon” were played. However, there were also pieces that were not holiday themed, such as “Jour D’ete A La Montagne” (A Summer Day on the Mountain), “Trillium,” and “The Impresario.” The recording of the livestream is available on YouTube to rewatch or if you missed the live performance.

Emily Pieczyrak is a sophomore double majoring in English and French.

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