Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Concert premieres works for flute.(Final)

Byline: Joanne Sheehy Hoover For the Journal


Music has never respected boundaries, as Friday night's concert by the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque at St. John's United Methodist Church amply demonstrated.

As free as the air, it hops over cultures and follows its own laws or, more accurately, the inclinations of the composers and performers who bring it to life. Gypsy music galvanized Brahms and Liszt, gamelan music from the Far East tripped Debussy's exotic vein, the evolution of jazz has been an ongoing give and take, and today's world music ripples throughout the entire spectrum, from folk to classical.

The COA concert featured the premieres of two works commissioned by James Pellerite for the Native American flute, which he now plays. …

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