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Jacqueline DeVoe, flute

Fri, October 20th, 2017
8:00 pm

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The Williams College Department of Music presents flutist Jacqueline DeVoe in a faculty recital on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m., in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the college campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Noted flutist and faculty member Jacqueline DeVoe presents a concert together with colleagues from Williams. One of the highlights of the evening is a collaboration with composer Ileana Perez Velazquez as they present a piece for solo flute titled Naturaleza Viva. Ileana Perez Velazquez, a professor of music at Williams, is a trailblazer of intensely dramatic and evocative new works. Ms. DeVoe’s program continues with more great works, and more great musicians: Saint-Saens Fantasy for Flute and Harp together with Elizabeth More, harp; Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea, which is written for the alto flute, a lesser known instrument with a mesmerizing sound. For this she is joined by classical guitarist Jeff Miller. Oboist Carl Jenkins and pianist Elizabeth Wright make up the other members of the Trio for Flute by Madeline Dring. Ms. DeVoe also introduces two exceptional young flutists from her large studio, Calvin Ludwig ‘18, and Tiffany Sun ‘18, who perform Syrinx en resonanace by Francois Narboni.

About Jacqueline DeVoe

Flutist Jacqueline DeVoe is an active freelancer throughout New England and performs regularly with Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Ballet, Symphony New Hampshire and other ensembles. In addition to her degrees from New England Conservatory, she received two Frank Huntington Beebe Fund grants and the Austrian Government’s Stipend for Foreigners, and earned a diploma at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. Her primary teachers were Claude Monteux, John Heiss and Wolfgang Schulz. A Tanglewood Fellow, Ms. DeVoe is the former principal flutist of the Mexico City Philharmonic, performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and has presented programs in Europe, Mexico and the US, including 3 faculty recitals in Jordan Hall. Ms. DeVoe also  performs with the North Winds Quintet, which presents educational concerts in schools throughout New England.  She has created and directed chamber music concerts for the Newport Symposium and served as an “Artist Teacher” in a collaboration between Young Audiences and NPR’s “From the Top.” She is the former president of the Pappoutsakis Flute Competition. In addition to being the Artist Associate in Flute at Williams College, she has been on faculty at New England Conservatory Prep School for 27 years.

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