Music At Noon, the concert series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, begins its 33rd season with a concert on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, featuring flutist Carla Auld, with pianist Linda Sweetman-Waters.
The festive 30-minute concert, which begins at 12:15 pm, will include heartwarming arrangements of your favorite holiday music along with Americana folk tunes.
The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the church at 50 Park Place, on the Green in Morristown. A light luncheon will be available for purchase before or after the concert (11:30 to 1:30 pm); the cost is $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. The December concerts are free to the public as a gift to the community. Free childcare is available during the concert. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible.
Carla Auld is a soloist and chamber musician who promotes the performance and recording of new classical and cross-over music by various composers throughout the world.
Carla’s solo debut CD, Beauty in America, features the works of living American composers and premieres two NEW works by Mark O’Connor and Steve Giammarino for flute and orchestra. The CD is available under the MSR Classics record label and has been described as “entirely captivating and impressive.”
Jerry Dubins, editor of Fanfare Magazine, called it ” … Beguiling … perfect technical command … music made for listening ease and pleasure.” Carla has performed regularly as a soloist in conjunction with the West Side Oratorio Orchestra and several ensembles throughout the New York Metro Area. Carla has performed at Carnegie Hall on several occasions due to award-winning auditions.
Carla is a founding member of the ensemble UpTown Flutes, winners of the Artist International Chamber Music Award, and has released three CDs: A Flute Renaissance, An UpTown Christmas, and 21st Century Gems. She also performs in the flute and voice ensemble CASSANDRA DUO, along with mezzo-soprano, Karen Leigh-Post. She and Dr. Karen Leigh Post have commissioned works by Allen Cohen and Jason Hoogerhyde to name a few.
Carla has recently joined forces with guitarist Ana Maria Rosado to form a spirited and dynamic Latin-American Music ensemble, ¡DUO CARAMBA! presenting classical and contemporary Latin repertoire. Ms. Auld also performs a workshop series called Music in the Gardens with visual artist, Christine Zaccardi, presenting works for solo unaccompanied flute in various community gardens.
Carla holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University and has studied with Julius Baker, Bernard Goldberg, Robert Dick and Gerardo Levy. As an educator, she is one of the founding members of the New Jersey Flute Choir Day and was a part of the project’s coaching team from 1995-2008. Carla is also a Founding member of the New Jersey Flute Society. She maintains a private teaching studio in her home.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com