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Faculty Artist Series Continues on Sunday December 3 with the Boston Flute Quartet & Composers Saxophone Quartet

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Brookline Music School’s 2017-2018 Faculty Artist Series continues on Sunday, December 3, 2017, with the Boston Flute Quartet & Composers Saxophone Quartet. The Boston Flute Quartet, including BMS flute faculty member Anthea Kechley and guests Brandy Blakely, Ceora Jaffe, and Michael Horowitz, will perform works by Ravel, Telemann, Joplin, and more. The second half of the program will feature the Composers Saxophone Quartet: BMS woodwind faculty member Kathy Olson and guests Rick Stone, Diane Wernick, and Sean Berry. The group will present original compositions by local composers and members of the Quartet. The concert will begin at 3:00pm and take place in the Bakalar Recital Hall at Brookline Music School (25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA). The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $10. The performance will be followed by a Meet-the-Artists Reception. 

The 2017-2018 Faculty Artist Series comprises four diverse performances featuring the talented collective of professional musicians who make up the Brookline Music School faculty. From timeless classical masterpieces and contemporary works to jazz standards and innovative original compositions, the series presents something for everyone.

About the Featured Brookline Music School Faculty Members:

Flutist Anthea Kechley has performed throughout the United States, Mexico and Japan. She has appeared with Sarasota Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Berkshire Symphony, and The Philadelphia Singers among others, and has performed as a concerto soloist with The Chelsea Symphony and Orchestra Seattle. She has had the privilege of collaborating with some of today’s most popular classical musicians, such as Lang Lang, Andrea Bocelli, and Itzhak Perlman. Ms. Kechey has been a participant of Aspen Music Festival and School, Brevard Music Center, and Texas Music Festival and holds a B.M. with honors in Flute Performance from Birmingham Conservatoire, U.K. and a M.M. in Flute Performance from Mannes College of Music.

Kathy Olson is a jazz baritone saxophonist and woodwind specialist based in the Boston area. A diverse musician, she has performed and recorded a variety of styles from contemporary big band to indie rock and balkan brass music. Ms. Olson founded the Composers Saxophone Quartet in 2011 and also leads the Olson Pingrey Quartet. In addition to her own groups, Kathy also performs throughout New England with, among others, the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra and the balkan brass group Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. She holds a B.A. from University of Virginia and a M.M. from New England Conservatory.

About Brookline Music School Brookline Music School, now in its 93rd year, is a private nonprofit community school for the arts offering music instruction to people of all ages and abilities. The School serves the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.

Event Details:
Faculty Artist Series II: Boston Flute Quartet & Composers Saxophone Quartet

Sunday, December 3, 2017 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Bakalar Recital Hall at Brookline Music School (25 Kennard Road, Brookline)

Description: The Boston Flute Quartet featuring BMS flute faculty member Anthea Kechley and guests will perform works by Ravel, Telemann, Joplin, and more. The Composers Saxophone Quartet featuring BMS woodwind faculty member Kathy Olson, will perform original compositions by local composers and members of the Quartet. The concert will be followed by a Meet-the-Artists Reception.

Admission: Free; Suggested Donation $10

The Faculty Artist Series is sponsored by Brookline Bank, Johnson String Instruments, and New England Legal Search. The Media Sponsor is Brookline Interactive Group. Brookline Music School is sponsored in part by the Brookline Community Foundation, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Associated Chamber Music Players.


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