Our Space from the UMBC Flute Studio: Angora Ensemble

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Our Space from the UMBC Flute Studio: Angora Ensemble
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box

The flute studios of Lisa Cella and Lori Kesner present Our Space, a newly created series centered on pedagogical issues of performance and style and the work of young rising stars in the flute world. This series culminates with a concert given by the Angora Ensemble. Their program will feature:

• Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49 — Felix Mendelssohn
Assobio A Jato (The Jet Whistle) — Heitor Villa-Lobos
Deux poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 26 — Albert Roussel
Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) — George Crumb

Flutist Eric Maul is quickly establishing himself as a champion of chamber music, both new and old. He has performed works such as the Debussy Trio, the Bach Coffee Cantata, Barber Summer Music, and many other. In addition to performing the classics, he has been part of commissioning and/or premiering a wide variety of new music pieces. As a member of Ensemble Encanto, he was part of the Voces de Lorca, a project setting the children’s poem of Fredrico Lorca to the music of composers such as Douglass Buchanan, Stephen Yip, and Sean Brennan. A citizen artist, Maul believes music can and should be used to help the local community. He holds a bachelor of music from the Peabody Institute and a master of music from the New England Conservatory. His teachers include Laurie Sokoloff, Marina Piccinini, and Paula Robison.

Jacques-Pierre Malan is a professional cellist from South Africa who started playing the cello at the age of seven. He is a prize winner of several music competitions in his home country as well as in the United States, where he completed his masters of music degree at the Peabody Institute. He has been privileged to be a student of the cellist and pedagogue Amit Peled, and was also mentored by another previous student of Peled, Heleen du Plessis, now senior lecturer for cello at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Mezzo soprano Delaney Rosen, who has been praised in The Baltimore Sun for her “tender tone” and “sensitive phrasing,” is quickly establishing herself as an adept singer of both opera and art song. Her repertoire includes Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, Mallika in Lakme, Adalgisa in Norma, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title role in Carmen, the alto solo in the Verdi Requiem, Ravel’s Chansons Madecasses and Scheherazade and Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. She has performed with Washington National Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, The Art Song Preservation Society of New York, Opera AACC, and Peabody Opera Theater. She is a graduate of the Peabody Institute, where she studied with Marianna Busching and Phyllis Bryn-Julson. She currently studies with mezzo soprano Theodora Hanslowe.

Pianist Hui-Chuan Chen leads a diverse career as a chamber musician and educator. She was the awards winner of the Wonderlic piano competition in Baltimore, The International Music festival in Siena, Italy, Kaohsiung City Competition, Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University Piano Competition and Kawai Piano competition, Taiwan. After finishing her doctoral of musical arts degree at Peabody Institute, Hui-Chuan devoted herself as a teacher. She taught at Peabody Institute and Peabody Preparatory. She also served as board member for JoyStar, a Baltimore-based education center as board member and faculty. She is currently faculty at UMBC and the Washington Conservatory of Music.

Admission is free.

Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Music Box is located — please click here for additional information.

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