Loeffler Alumni Series: Julietta Curenton, flute
The Loeffler Alumni Series is sponsored by Robert and Jane Loeffler.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
Enjoy this Loeffler Alumni Series performance with Levine alumna Julietta Curenton on flute!
Julietta is joined by guitarist Jordan Dodson.
Romanian Folk Dances, Béla Bartók (1881-1945), arr. Arthur Levering
I. Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă
III. Topogó / Pe loc
IV. Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana
V. Román polka / Poarga Românească
VI. Aprózó / Mărunțel
Sonata in a minor, D. 821(“Arpeggione”), Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
I. Allegro Moderato
— Intermission —
Towards The Sea, Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
I. The Night
II. Moby Dick
III. Cape Cod
Mountain Songs, Robert Beaser (b. 1954)
I. Barbara Allen
III. He’s Gone Away
About the Artists
Julietta Curenton, flute
Known for her “bold and dramatically characterized playing” (Dallas Morning News), “great artistic sense” and “tone that draws in one’s ear with sounds and ideas that simply cannot be resisted,” (Philadelphia Inquirer) Julietta Curenton has established herself as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.
Ms. Curenton has made solo guest appearances with The National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Temple University Orchestra, The Kennedy Center Institute Orchestra and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and has participated in music festivals spanning the globe including the Shanghai Contemporary Music Festival, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Philadephia Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Northwest, Dallas Chamber Music Society, Mostly Mozart Festival of Lincoln Center, among others.
Ms. Curenton’s solo pursuits include commissioning women and African-American composers to write new, innovative and accessible works for the flute some of which have been featured on New York’s WQXR Young Artists Showcase and Philadelphia’s WRTI’s Performance Studio. Curenton’s highly anticipated debut album entitled Harambee: The Power of Sisterhood was released in 2021 and is available to buy on all streaming platforms.
Curenton can also be heard on the groundbreaking Grammy nominated jazz album of Miguel Zenon entitled Alma Adentro, Esperanza Spalding’s Grammy Award winning album Twelve Little Spells and the Smithsonian Folkways Praise The Lord album among her musical family. Julietta Curenton is currently a faculty member at The Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College.
Jordan Dodson, guitar
Performance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.” A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, he is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia.
An advocate for contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally, including works by Lewis Nielson, Elliot Cole, Robert Sirota, and Gabriella Smith. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles including Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and Contemporaneous, and he recently collaborated with such acclaimed artists as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Ransom Wilson. He can be heard on the album Subject on Tzadik Records.
Please join us on Sunday, May 1st at 4:00 pm for our next Loeffler Alumni Series performance:
Loeffler Alumni Series: Micah Handler
Micah Hendler is a musical changemaker working to harness the power in each of our voices to make a difference.