Dionne Jackson and Marija Stroke in Concert at Drew University
Dionne Jackson, flutist and Sankyo artist, and Marija Stroke, pianist and Steinway artist will perform at the Concert Hall at Drew. For more than a century, French composers have created special ways of approaching the flute for evocative musical effects, such as the iconic opening solo figure of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune or the scene in Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe in which Chloe mimes the story of Pan and Syrinx to an elaborate flute solo. The instrument can offer brilliant celebratory dances or cool evocations of moonlight and many other musical expressions. The works to be performed in this concert represent a wide range of French composers of the last century, such as Debussy and Poulenc. Dionne Jackson is a renowned flautist who has performed as a soloist, and in both an orchestra and chamber music setting. Pianist Marija Stroke is a founding member of the Apollo Trio, and performs as a soloist and chamber musician internationally. Their CD, Parisian Inspirations, was released on Bridge Records this year, and was recorded in The Concert Hall at Drew University.
www.dionnejacksonflute.com/ and http://apollotrio.com/