Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances
Jocul cu bâtă
Pe loc
Poarga românească

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996): Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar (1981)
The Night
Moby Dick
Cape Cod

Robert Beaser (b.1954): Mountain Songs (1984)
Barbara Allen
The House Carpenter
He’s Gone Away
Hush You Bye
The Cuckoo
Fair and Tender Ladies

Black Cedar

  • 2012

The Black Cedar Duo pairs Steve Lin’s artistry on guitar with Kris Palmer’s performances on the wood flute, alto flute, recorder, and piccolo in a repertoire ranging from Renaissance dances to world premieres by living composers. Steve has been a longtime champion of new music and modern composition as a protégé of guitarist Eliot Fisk, and Kris has distinguished herself as an expressive interpreter of the Classical and Baroque masters.

Steve is the winner of the Boston GuitarFest Competition and the East Carolina Guitar Competition, and he is praised by Classical Guitar Magazine as "a confident player with a powerful sound, quick hands, and a solid musical memory." Kris is a second prize winner in the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, winner of a Special Presentation Award from Artists International in New York City, and first prize winner in the Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition. Il Nuovo Pontivo of Rome describes her as "excellent...a confirmed concert artist of international stature."

These award-winning soloists seek to interact with their listeners not just with musical tones, but with words as well, sharing the composers' musical ideas and stories in a relaxed and intimate way. Black Cedar is collaborating with composer David Smith of the Deep Valley Chamber Music Series in Ukiah on his latest composition, Russian River Sonata for Alto Flute and Guitar, which will be premiered in Ukiah next year. They are also formulating a joint venture with the College of Adaptive Arts in San Jose, featuring master classes and concerts with CAA students, and they will appear in the Trinity Chamber Concerts in Berkeley later in 2012.

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