August 2012 Convention
Las Vegas, NV


Laura Benning and Keith Hanlon

This interesting recital featured music for one flute, two flutes, three flutes, and four flutes. Kathleen Melago, on the music faculty at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, performed Bozza’s Image, Aitken’s Icicle, and Yuko Uebayashi’s beautiful Le Vent à Travers Les Ruines. Melvin Lauf’s Echoes of Narcissus for two piccolos and piano was ably performed by Laura Benning and Keith Hanlon with pianist Joyce Wang. The Ambrosia Flute Trio, Alexandra Aguirre, Nathaniel Berman, and Brielle Frost, performed Hovhaness’ The Spirit of Ink. Femme Flutale, Laura Benning, Joan da Silva Heit, Nancy Mulholland, and Jill Thomassen, performed Eric Ewazen’s wonderful four-movement work Harmony in Blue and Gold.

The Ambrosia Flute Trio

—Phyllis Louke

photo 1 by Brian Covington / photo 2 by Phyllis Louke