August 2007 Convention
Albuquerque, NM

Spotlight on Flute and Strings with the Colorado Quartet

Members of the Colorado Quartet, a fine string quartet, joined three flutists to present chamber works for flute and strings. Eva Amsler joined them for a nuanced and tasteful performance of Mozart’s delightful Quartet in D; Patricia Spencer performed with the complete quartet a very moving rendition of Amy Beach’s brooding and melancholy Theme and Variations; and Hal Ott joined a violinist and a violist for a tasteful and energetic reading of Maria Newman’s Pennipotenti (Latin for “birds”), where the ensemble and balance of the three instruments was exquisite.

Eva Amsler, Patricia Spencer, and Hal Ott

Eva Amsler, Patricia Spencer, and Hal Ott

—John Bailey