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
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."
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!
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.
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!
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.