The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) will present the first concert of its full symphony series for the 2013-2014 season in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University Aston. The concert features guest soloist Mimi Stillman performing Flute Concerto La Notte by Antonio Vivaldi and Carmen Fantaisie by Francois Borne.
Stillman, is one of the most highly acclaimed flutists in the concert world today. “A magically gifted flutist, a breath of fresh air” The Washington Post, “A seasoned artist of spirited, unbridled virtuosity” New York Concert Review, “Technically agile and imaginative in her use of color” The New York Times, “A ball of fire in person and on stage” The Alexandria Journal.
A Yamaha Performing Artist, Stillman is internationally acclaimed for performances as soloist with orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Hilton Head Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Carlos Chavez (Mexico City), Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Texas Brazos Valley Symphony, Orchestra 2001, Ocean City Pops, and Curtis Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Bard College, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Bay Chamber Concerts (ME), Verbier Festival (Switzerland), and Festival delle Nazioni (Italy).
At 12, Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner and received her Bachelor of Music degree in 1999. That same year she became the youngest wind player ever to win the prestigious Young Concert Artists. She has been awarded fellowships from the Earhart and Bradley Foundations.
The concert also includes the Barber of Seville Overture by Gioachino Rossini. Program commentary will be provided by Tim Ribchester, Music Director of the DCS. All are invited to a free pre-concert presentation by Dr. Michael Kelly from 2-2:30pm in the McNichol Room. Concert tickets are $18 or $15 for seniors/students. Neumann University students with ID are free and children under 12 (one child per paying adult) are free. There is ample free parking adjacent to the theater and the center is handicapped accessible. For information call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org