The past two weeks, we performed our Different Worlds program and gave lectures and masterclasses at Northeastern State University, Millersville College, and Lafayette College! We were delighted to perform on the Old Wood New Sounds concert series as well which had amazing wine pairings by The Vineyard at Grandview. After our tour, we spent a few days in New York visiting the Yamaha Atelier, seeing some amazing art exhibits, and visiting old friends!
First stop on our Different Worlds tour! Come see us this Friday, September 12 at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Join AVIDduo for a lecture on Contemporary Music at 2 pm and then hear a full concert of works for flute and saxophone at 7 pm in the NSU Jazz Lab. Free event!
A few weeks ago, AVIDduo collided in Dallas, TX to play an Educational Community Tour sponsored by Music-1st. We gave performances and presentations on contemporary music to students at fourteen different schools in the Metroplex followed by a final recital at Rock & Bach Performing Arts School in Frisco.
Thank you DFW band directors for inviting AVIDduo into your band classes!
A special thank you to Music-1st for sponsoring and booking the entire tour.
Thank you especially to Ray Gore, Andre Yanniello, Christopher Viens and
Caryle Jones for your support and generosity. Also, thank you Laura and
Paul Hollenbach at Rock & Bach Performing Arts for hosting our final concert.
To find out more about Music-1st, visit www.Music-1st.net or like them on Facebook here.
AVIDduo traveled with composer Ted Moore to Iowa to perform at Luther College in Decorah, IA and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Many thanks to Brooke Joyce and Zach Zubow for hosting us! Following our trip to Iowa, AVIDduo traveled to the University of Illinois for a performance at the NASA2014 Conference.
In August 2013, AVIDduo traveled to Seoul, South Korea to teach and perform at the Jae Young Summer Camp in Yeongdeungpo. It was a pleasure for us to be reunited with our old friend Jinhee Yeo, who organized the camp and brought us there to teach with her and perform in the music festival. We are already looking forward to next year!
For those in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, come out to Studio Z on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30PM to hear some really fantastic original works for flute and saxophone by a wide collection of composers! The program will include:
We're from the Internet - Josh Clausen
Cracked Brick - Anna E. Garman
Interactions - Lenka Sturalova
deepities - Ted Moore
Ever Present - Alvin Lucier
BAAYAMI: From the Sky - Mark Oliveiro
Janus - Paul Hayden
We will be joined by special guest Peter John on piano!
Next week, we will be in the studio recording all of these works for an upcoming CD that will be released at the end of the year, so stay tuned for more details on this project!
Hello again to all our dear friends!
AVIDduo gave our first Community Enrichment tour in September of 2012. Here is a recap of our performances, complete with photos and adorable concert reviews.
BP & KH
Dallas, TX - September 21, 2012
AVIDduo performed six concerts at J. L. Long Middle School in Dallas, TX. The students in each class period were required to write a review of our performance, which included Chris Reza's "Synergy". Below are some excerpts from student submissions in regards to Synergy:
"I like this piece because I think [the] flute and saxophone sound beautiful together. Also, this piece sounds like it should be in a crime movie and the person is investigating. I really like this piece!"
"I like this one because in the first part the flute went really, like really, fast. It also sound[s] like if they're [in] a mysterious place running and running [and] trying to get out but they can't."
"I think that the duet was great and I think that they were meant to play together. I have never seen that before."
"The beginning when they started out really fast scared me because it reminded me of the scary alien movie 'Signs' [insert scared smiley face]. But anyways, I loved this performance cause it wasn't old or slow. I'd like to have them again too. [insert happy smiley face]"
"It's cool how they team up and make that sound."
Denton, TX - September 21 & 23, 2012
AVIDduo gave a performance for the flute studio of Dr. Mary Karen Clardy at the University of North Texas. We then returned to the university two days later to give a guest performance for the Phi Tau Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, our alumni chapter! (Kyle was a chartering Alpha class member and Brittany rushed the following semester, making her Beta Class.) We always enjoy performing for our alma mater!
Frisco, TX - September 24, 2012
We performed at the Frisco Discovery Center, Black Box Theater, for the Rock & Bach Music Academy in Frisco, TX. Theater students took a break from their scripts and dancing to enjoy pieces by Mark Vinci and Chris Reza! We then gave a presentation and had a question and answer session.
Jacksboro, TX - September 25, 2012
Band director Kaleb Schumann, invited us to give two performances and masterclasses with the students of Jacksboro Middle School. After our performance and presentation, the saxophone students went with Kyle and Brittany took the flutists. We each discussed the fundamentals of tone production and ensemble playing. What a wonderful class of students!
Denton, TX - September 25, 2012
Director Allison Suding invited us to give a performance and question and answer session with her saxophone class at Calhoun Middle School in Denton, TX.
One of our favorite aspects of performing in a flute/saxophone duo is the interactions we cultivate with band directors, students, and composers. Our first Community Enrichment tour was not only a fun performance experience, but demonstrated that the music students in the DFW area are inquisitive, intellectual, and most certainly benefitted from our presentations. We will definitely be planning another tour in 2013!
Members Brittany Primavera and Jeffery Kyle Hutchins blog about their experiences in a saxophone and flute duo.