Provided by Woodbridge Flute Choir
The Woodbridge Flute Choir (WFC) will present two concerts on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15 which feature Emma Resmini performing “Balkan Dances” by Russell Nadel. Emma has been described by NPR’s Performance Today as “An amazing musician… your artistry is astounding.” She has soloed numerous times with the National Symphony, as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra. She was a 2016 NPR Performance Today Young Artist In Residence, with interviews and performances airing over three days, primarily focusing on American contemporary composers.
The Saturday concert at Westminster at Lake Ridge (12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge) on Oct. 14 at 3:00 p. m. is a free concert and is open to the public. The Sunday concert on Oct. 15 at 3:00 p. m. is also open to the public and is a Benefit Concert for Congregation Adat Reyim’s synagogue rejuvenation (6500 Westbury Oaks Ct., Springfield). Tickets are required for the Adat Reyim concert and will cost $18 if purchased in advanced and $25 at the door. Children 18 and under are welcome to attend for free. At Adat Reyim, childcare will be provided and a dessert reception will follow. To obtain your ticket go to adatreyim.org/event/RejuvenationBenefitConcert
Both concerts will also feature Woodbridge member Tara Nadel as soloist in Prayer for a Jewish Life, No. 1 by Ernest Bloch arranged by Francine Ross Pancost. Other pieces that will be performed are an arrangement of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Umoja by Valerie Coleman, Di Rayze Nokh Amerike, arranged by Klezmer Flutist, Adrianne Greenbaum, Hopak by Peter Senchuk. The concert will also feature the unique sounds of our low flute section. Groovin’ Low by Ali Ryerson, Chocolate Mousse by Nancy Wood and Contrafusion! by Paige Dashner Long are original pieces specifically written for an ensemble of alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute.
This concert is generously sponsored by supported in part by funding from NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative), Heritage Financial Wealth Management and Prince William County