Program

Franz Schubert

Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821

Joan Tower

“For Marianne”

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata for flute and piano in D Major, Op. 94†

Event Info

After working with talented Princeton University students in a Masterclass, flutist Elizabeth Mann treats the community to a recital free and open to all, joined by pianist Donna Weng Friedman '80. 

Sponsored by the Melissa Ko/Douglas Hahn Fund for Musical Instruction. Coordinated by Donna Weng Friedman '80.

About the Artist:

Orchestra of St. Luke’s principal flutist Elizabeth Mann is a featured performer in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. She is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, has played principal flute with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev, and recently recorded and performed as associate principal flute with the New York Philharmonic. She has been principal flute of the Santa Fe Opera and Minnesota Orchestra, flutist of the Dorian Wind Quintet, and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Liz has toured the U.S. performing the Mozart Flute Concerto under the baton of André Previn, soloed with Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall, and performed the “Brandenburg” Concertos with Jaime Laredo in Spain and Japan. She gave the U.S. premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Flute and Violin with Gidon Kremer, and premiered a solo flute piece by Joan Tower and a concerto by Peter Maxwell Davies. Liz has been featured at numerous festivals, including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria, and Caramoor Music Festival. She can be heard on more than 100 recordings, including a critically acclaimed CD of Chopin flute and harp transcriptions with Deborah Hoffmann titled Reflections. Liz is a well-known teacher in New York and gives masterclasses across the country. She is involved with the Orpheus Institute at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, and teaches at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. After winning the Boston Young Artist Concerto Competition at age12, Liz’s career began with a solo performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She attended The Juilliard School as a student of Julius Baker.

Pianist Donna Weng Friedman '80 enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and app developer. Ms. Weng Friedman has appeared as recitalist at Caramoor, the Flagler Museum ,  the 92nd St. Y, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall.   She has collaborated with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Carter Brey, Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin and Paul Neubauer, and has performed as soloist with the Atlanta, Philadelphia and Shanghai Symphony  Orchestras, to mention a few.  Ms. Weng Friedman has conducted master classes at the conservatories  of Shanghai and Beijing and is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, Prep Division.  As the creator of the MusicBee Club interactive classical music apps for children, Ms. Weng Friedman has inspired children throughout NYC’s  private, charter and inner city public schools,  giving special workshops and music presentations for students and teachers alike.  Ms. Weng Friedman is the coordinator of the Melissa Ko/Douglas Hahn Masterclass Series at Princeton University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree as a University Scholar. She received a Masters of Music Degree from the Juilliard School, where she was awarded the prestigious Gina Bachauer Award as well as the William Petschek Full Scholarship Award.