Opening in the beautiful church, with Mark Alan Filbert, Organist led the way in a nuance filled evening with Dielterich Buxtehude’s Praeludium in C.
The other performers were Catherine Rands on harp and Fran Piazza on flute. While the music selection was smart and interesting and Catherine and Mark were excellent players and delivered their parts well, Fran Piazza pulled sounds out of the flute that were beyond comprehension. I watched as the other audience members were in awe at the sheer beauty of her sounds, her imagination was intriguing to us as she floated a note, turned it upside down, inside out and backwards and forwards, loud soft, piercing, warm rich… all these sounds were heard last night. What control she showed and on top of that, it all looked completely effortless like she was a child playing a tune for the fun of it!
Fran teaches flute at Golden Music and at The Music Lesson Place in Aurora. She performs regularly around Denver and is producing and performing on a Children’s CD. She performed the Five Hymn Settings for Flute and Organ by Robert Powell, Elegy for Flute, Harp and Organ, Harold Friedell, Image for solo flute, Eugene Bozza, Six Short Italian Classics for Flute and Harp, Light Eternal: Meditations for Flute and Organ.
Two comments from audience members; “She is one with the flute” and “She is a Master of her instrument.”