On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3 PM Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, will come alive with flutist Linda Bento-Rei(NEC Alumni)and colleagues as they present an all Joseph Jongen program in celebration of their CD release entitled "The Jongen Project".
The program will include all of the pieces on the CD Concert a Cinq for flute, harp and string trio; Sonata for flute and piano; Elegie for flute quartet; Rhapsodie for woodwind quintet and piano and Danse Lente for flute and piano.
Twelve notable performers joining Bento-Rei on the program include Ann Hobson-Pilot, retired harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Vytas Baksys, pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Perez-Espejo, violinist and Nathaniel Farney, violist with the Boston Ballet and Boston Pops Orchestras. And flutists Marjorie Bollinger-Hogan, Rebecca Jeffreys and Aiven O'Leary.
"The Jongen Project" has been an ambitious project, explains Bento-Rei. The recording process has spanned over the course of a year at Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH Boston under the direction of head recording engineer and producer Antonio Oliart.
The project came about several years ago when Bento-Rei attended a concert of Concert a Cinq by a European ensemble at a flute convention. Moved by his music, she bought the score and added it to her project list. A few years ago while caring for her gravely ill mother, Bento-Rei decided to start a project as a distraction. Remembering how deeply moved she was by Concert a Cinq, Bento-Rei decided to perform it. That led to recording it at Fraser and exploring other works by Jongen which include flute.
Jongen's Sonata for flute and piano was completed on September 22, 1924. The Jordan Hall concert will mark the 89th anniversary of the completion of this work.
Please visit www.lindabento-rei.com for more information.
Jordan Hall (View)
30 Gainsborough St
Boston, MA 02115