August 2006 Convention
Pittsburgh, PA

Alexa Still in Recital

August 13, 2006
Alexa Still

Alexa Still

Everything Alexa Still plays is done with subtlety and thoughtfulness. She performed Robert Dick’s Fish are Jumping, a blues piece, by memory. Aaron Jay Kernis’ Air for flute and piano, an NFA premiere, had long, flowing lines requiring astounding breath and pitch control, with dynamics to ppp. Still played its simple phrases with deep musicality; it was a beautiful piece. I also greatly enjoyed Still’s performance of Katherine Hoover’s world premiere piece, To Greet the Sun.

—Helen Spielman