(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will continue with a recital of music for two flutes and piano on November 16 at 12:15pm. The performers — Ellen Fisher Deerberg, flute; Kevin Willois, flute; Patricia Tupta Landy, piano — are members of the teaching faculty of Westminster Conservatory of Music. The recital will take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church (61 Nassau Street) in Princeton. It is open to the public free of charge.
The program includes the Flower Duet from Delibes' opera, Lakme; Doppler Andante and Rondo, op. 25; selections from Flowers from Frösö Island by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger and the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc.
Deerberg received a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Temple University, where she studied with the late Murray Panitz, principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed as principal flutist with the Kennett Symphony Orchestra, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and Delaware Children's Opera, and is the principal flutist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra.
Willois graduated from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts with degrees in music performance and music education. He is an active performer in the New York/New Jersey area and has performed with the Garden State Symphonic Band, the Edison Symphony, Artemis Chamber Orchestra and Actor's Net, as well as with the chamber ensembles Trio@play and Vento Trio.
Landy performs as a soloist and chamber musician in the tri-state area. She served as an adjunct professor for graduate piano pedagogy internships at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, as a part-time staff accompanist for the Cleveland Institute of Music and as a faculty member of the Cleveland Music School Settlement. She holds degrees in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Southern California.
The next Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital will take place on January 18, 2024.
This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Established in 1970, Westminster Conservatory of Music is the community music school of Rider University. Welcoming young musicians of all ages, skill levels, instrument preferences and economic backgrounds, Westminster Conservatory provides focused one-on-one lessons. In addition, the Conservatory offers a wide range of classes and performing ensembles to engage every student, from the beginner to young maestros, regardless of age. Westminster Conservatory of Music is a nationally recognized institution, maintaining active membership in the National Guild for Community Arts Education.