On Sunday afternoon Sept 16, 2018, Trudy Kane, who will retire at the end of this academic year as Flute Professor of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, played a flute recital at the University’s Gusman Concert Hall. Kane, who was Principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera for 30 years before coming to Miami played an interesting and diverse recital
The program opened with the Third Sonata by the famous French flutist, composer and conductor, Philippe Gaubert, who was known for a historic recording of the Grieg Piano Concerto with the legendary pianist Ignaz Friedman that was released many years ago on the Pearl label. The Third Sonata, written c. 1930, in which Kane was joined by pianist Shelton Berg, Dean of the Miami School of Music, was beautifully played.
Pianist Santiago Rodriguez then joined Kane to play Requiem Milonga by Valerie Coleman (b. 1970), who has recently been commissioned to write a work for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Rodriguez, a brilliant virtuoso pianist widely acclaimed for his outstanding recordings of Rachmaninoff, then joined Kane for stunning performances of flute transcriptions of Tchaikovsky’s Lensky’s Aria (from Eugene Onegin), Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and the Andante from Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata (transcribed by Kane).
After intermission, Kane played music by Gabriel Fauré: Mordeau de Concours, Kane’s transcription of Faure’s Violin Sonata in A, and, to reward the audience for its standing ovation, Faure’s Après un Reve. Performing with Kane for the Fauré works was pianist Oleksii Ivanchenko.