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Visiting flute professor at UI School of Music will give recital March
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Flutist Anita Miller-Rieder, a visiting faculty member
at the UI School of Music, will play works that emphasize the flute's singing
qualities, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
The program will include pieces written as songs, in which Miller-Rieder
will play the voice part on her flute, as well as pieces that make use of
lyrical, or song-like, melodies, along with major works from the flute repertoire.
Performing with Miller-Rieder on the March 9 recital will be pianist Deborah
Masloski and cellist Carey Bostian. The performance will be free and open
to the public.
The actual songs will appear in two places on the program. Near the beginning,
Miller-Rieder will play two songs by Samuel Barber that were based on poems
by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and she will close the program will Debussy's
"Beau Soir" ("Beautiful evening"). Together with the Barber
songs she will play his "Canzone" ("Song"), an arrangement
for flute and piano of the lyrical slow movement from Barber's Piano Concerto.
Miller-Rieder will open the program with "Cantabile et Presto,"
which means "singing and fast," by Romanian composer George Enescu.
Later she will play Prokofiev's Sonata in D major for flute and piano, a large,
four-movement work that is regarded as one of the essential works of the flute
Other works on the program will be "Assobio a Jato" ("The
jet whistle") for flute and cello of Heitor Villa-Lobos, a virtuoso challenge
for both flutist and cellist; and "East Wind" for solo flute by
Shulamit Ran, which was composed for the 1988 Young Artist Competition of
the National Flute Association.
Miller-Rieder performs both modern and historical flutes. She is a member
of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble and is featured on the recording of "A
Vivaldi Concert" on the Cedille label. She also plays with the Chicago
Symphony and is a member of the Lake Forest (Ill.) Symphony. She is also a
member of the Kithara Trio with cellist Jill Kaeding and harpist Faye Seeman.
The trio has premiered commissioned works, and will be a featured ensemble
at the 1997 National Flute Association convention in Chicago.
Miller-Rieder performed in recital at Orchestra Hall in Chicago as a winner
of the Rose Faye Thomas competition, sponsored by the Chicago Musicians Club
of Women and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Centenniary Committee. She also
was a winner of the 1995 Baroque Flute Artist competition sponsored by the
National Flute Association.
Chicago Tribune music critic John von Rhein praised her "fluent, warmly
rounded, subtly colored playing of the transverse flute."
She is completing a doctorate in flute performance from Northwestern University
and holds a master's degree from Indiana University, where she also received
the coveted performer's certificate. She received a Fulbright Scholarship
for study in London for the 1995-96 year.
A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, Masloski has also studied
at the Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg, Germany, and the University of Colorado.
She has won several competitions, resulting in concert appearances in the
United States and Europe. She has appeared as soloist with the Colorado Springs
Orchestra, the Albuquerque Symphony and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. She is
currently an active soloist and chamber musician in the Chicago area, where
she directs a piano studio.
Masloski has been on the faculty of Lake Forest (Ill.) College, the Merit
Music Program and the Jemez School in New Mexico, and she has been an artist-in-residence
at the California State University Arts Festival. She is completing her doctorate
in piano performance at Northwestern University.
Carey Bostian is associate principal cellist of the Cedar Rapids Symphony.
He is currently completing both a Master of Fine Arts degree in orchestral
conducting and a doctorate in cello performance at the UI School of Music,
where he was named the 1994-95 Peltzer Fellow in strings.