Music in the Museum: Jill Felber and Robert Koenig

Event Date: 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 5:30pm

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Art
  • Architecture & Design Museum

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

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Over the past year, the “Music in the Museum” concert series—an ongoing collaboration between the UCSB Department of Music and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum—has featured top talent from the Department of Music in the beautiful, contemporary setting of the AD&A Museum. The next concert in the series will showcase flutist and Chair of the Department of Music, Jill Felber, and pianist and Head of the Collaborative Piano program, Robert Koenig. The program, entitled “Fantasy,” will feature Professors Felber and Koenig on classics and modern favorites for the flute, such as Charles-Marie Widor’s Suite, Op. 34 and Ian Clarke’s mesmerizing Orange Dawn. Admission is free. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the AD&A Museum.

Flutist JILL FELBER has been hailed for her “beautifully finished performances” by The Detroit News and has been praised by Musical America for her “handsome performance.”  The British journal PAN writes, “Felber was stunning..not only refined but also full of fun.”

“The incredible flutist...the dazzling flutist...the radiant flutist Jill Felber” (Santa Barbara Independent), who is known to excite audiences everywhere in concerts and recitals, “played with flair” (Los Angeles Times).

Ms. Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada and the United States. Also a tireless promoter of new music, Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over four hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA! MUSIC. Ms. Felber is Professor of Flute and Chair of the Department of Music at UCSB.

Pianist ROBERT KOENIG has established a reputation as a much sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. Recent engagements have included performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, The Concertgebuow in Amsterdam, The Louvre Museum in Paris, and Royal Festival Hall in London. He has performed with many of today’s leading artists including Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Pamela Frank, Augustin Hadelich, Zuill Bailey, Sara Sant’Ambrogio, Roberto Diaz, Elmar Oliveira, Aaron Rosand, The Miro String Quartet, and The St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Mr. Koenig is frequently heard on radio and television including ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS “This Morning”. His CD of transcriptions for viola and piano by William Primrose on Naxos with violist Roberto Diaz was nominated for “Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)” at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Mr. Koenig is Professor and Head of the Collaborative Piano program at UCSB.

Jill Felber (courtesy photo)
Robert Koenig (courtesy photo)