I am so incredibly grateful to Jennifer Slaughter whose thoughtful review of my Innova album “Flute Music by Joseph Schwantner” was featured in the most recent edition of the National Flute Association’s Flutist Quarterly (Fall 2016).
“As evidenced by this album, Jennie Oh Brown really understands Schwantner’s compositional intent, and her playing reflects the beauty, intensity, rawness, and virtuosity his music requires. She excels in changing characters rapidly, and her beautiful, expressive sound is perfectly suited to Schwantner’s emotional, lyrical, and acrobatic music.”
It’s been such a joy to showcase these fabulous works by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Eastman faculty member Joseph Schwantner, and I sincerely hope we see these move into the standard repertoire. They are incredibly fun to play and dynamic additions to any concert program! More details to come, but I’m especially thrilled to present all of these works (Black Anemones, Soaring, Looking Back, and Silver Halo) together with his fabulous Taking Charge for flute, percussion, and piano, which was written to celebrate my former teacher and mentor Walfrid Kujala, at Constellation Chicago on May 21, 2017. Hope you’ll join me and my fabulous friends to hear this great repertoire!