HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University is set to be graced by the collective talents of flutist/mezzo soprano Lindsey Goodman and pianist/tenor Robert Frankenberry.
The duo collectively know as Chrysalis will be performing a contemporary music concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Smith Recital Hall on Marshall University's campus. Goodman serves as the principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The duo's name is taken from a work by Gilda Lyons that they commissioned. The concert is free to the community.
"(Lindsey Goodman) has been a wonderful artist in our region and we're pleased to have her here," Wendell Dobbs, professor of music said. "Robert Frankenberry is Pittsburgh and plays with Goodman in the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Their music is all very contemporary from living composers."
The namesake work by Gilda Lyons is a series of mediations on the idea of fundamental change. In addition to Lyons work the duo will perform works by Eli Tamar, Eric Moe, Joseph Schwanter and Roger Zahab. There will also be folk music composed by John Corigiliano's Three Irish Folksong settings. The finale will be three excerpts from Kieren MacMillan's "Just out of Reach" suite.
Goodman will be remaining on Marshall University's campus as a guest artist for the annual Marshal FluteWorks, a daylong workshop open to flutists grade six through college. Participation in the event costs $20 on the day of the event. Lunch is included in the fee.
"(Fluteworks) allows junior high and high school flute players to come onto our campus and learn," Dobbs said. "We will be having a master class in the morning hosted by Lindsey Goodman and in the afternoon there will be something called an electroacoustic flute performance. We mostly have kids from the local high schools but we have also had guests from out of state and other schools of higher learning."
At 4 p.m. at the Jomie Jazz Forum a will host a concert from the Thunder Flute Ensemble, which includes participants in the program. Audience admission to the Thunder Flute Ensemble is free.
"We have these Flute Ensemble pieces we have designed to expand to as many flute-players as you want," Dobbs said. "It's designed for a whole choir of flutes; bass flutes, alto flutes, piccolos etc. We also have a couple of pieces where Linsdey Goodman will be performing a solo."
For more information on both events you can reach Dobbs by email at email@example.com or by phone at 304-696-2359.