Wilkes University Flute Ensemble Presents “Dances and Dreams” Concert on Dec. 4 with Conductor A. Lish LindseyThe Wilkes University Flute Ensemble will present the concert “Dances and Dreams” on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will be conducted by flutist and conductor A. Lish Lindsey, and is free to the public.
The concert includes Aram Khachaturian’s “Waltz” from Lermontov’s drama Masquerade (arr.Ben-Meir), Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61, No. 1 (arr. Cohen), Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Reed Flutes” from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (arr. Rearick). Also featured will be Phyllis Avidan Louke’s “Canyon Dreams,” originally commissioned by the Arizona Flute Society, and Asgeir Aarøen’s “Draumar I Måneskin” (Dreams in the Moonlight) for guitar and flute choir. Featured alumni will be Emily Bly on guitar, Jonathan Cohen on flute, and Ian Clarke.
Lindsey is the adjunct flute professor and flute ensemble director at Wilkes University, and teaches for the University's conservatory program. She is a flute and piano faculty member of the Bronx House School of Performing Arts in New York, Paramus Community Music School in New Jersey, the Conservatory of Musical Arts in New Jersey, and Musical Associates in New York. She received her master of arts degree in flute performance from New York University, and her bachelor of music degree in flute performance and bachelor of arts degree in English with a music minor in flute from The College of New Jersey.
Lish is the acting principal flutist of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Harrisburg, Lancaster and Ambler Symphonies, Video Games Live Orchestra, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Riverside Symphonia, Strauss Symphony of America, Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Masterworks Orchestra, Center City Opera Theater, and Rittenhouse Orchestra. She is a member of the 5 for Dinner Wind Quintet and piccoloist with the Eastern Wind Symphony. International tours include performances in China and England. United States venues include Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater and Commonwealth Plaza, New Jersey State Theatre, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and others.