Ashley Jackson, Harp & Anna Urrey, Flute
3:00pm Saturday, December 16, 2017
Ashley Jackson, Harp
Anna Urrey, Flute
Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello
WHCO's resident harpist and principal flutist perform a delightfully dreamy afternoon of French classics alongside imaginative arrangements of piano works by Debussy and Ravel, joined by guest cellist Caleb van der Swaagh. Free. Young listeners welcome.
Debussy: Children’s Corner (arr. Carlos Salzedo)
Damase: Sonata for Flute and Harp
Ravel: Piece en forme de Habanera
Ravel: Sonatine (arr. Carlos Salzedo)
About the artists
Praised for her rhythmic precision and dynamic range, harpist Dr. Ashley Jackson enjoys a multifaceted career as a highly sought-after musician and collaborator in New York and beyond.
As an orchestral harpist, she has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, the Qatar Philharmonic, and is the principal harpist of NOVUS NY, the contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Wall Street led by Grammy-nominated conductor Julian Wachner. Dr. Jackson has appeared on stages in New York and around the world including Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, Park Avenue Armory, Sala São Paulo, Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China.
As a passionate advocate for developing new works within the classical music genre and across artistic disciplines, Dr. Jackson has premiered works by Timo Andres, Brad Balliett, Doug Balliett, Danielle Eva Schwob, and Nina Young. She also premiered a mixed-medium immersive performance curated by Roya Sachs titled What Did Freud Dream About, performed at New York Fashion Week, and was featured in the fashion and style blog, Swagger New York.
An avid solo and chamber music artist, Finnish-American flutist Anna Urrey has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, the American Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony in C, among others. Internationally, Ms. Urrey has collaborated with Philippe Entremont at Les Concerts du Cloître in Nice, France, was an Artist-In-Residence at the Banff Music Center in Alberta, Canada, and performed in Muscat, Oman, with the Castleton Festival Orchestra under the direction of Lorin Maazel. A dedicated pedagogue, Ms. Urrey is a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist Apprentice and an adjunct flute teacher at the City College of New York. She also serves on the faculty for the Harmony Program at P.S. 129 and maintains a private studio in New York City. Ms. Urrey earned her M.M. and Performance Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music and B.M. from Rutgers University, where she received the Burian Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance. Her principal teachers include Robert Langevin, Michael Parloff, Bart Feller, and Kaoru Hinata.
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