Amanda Dame, flute
Christina Manceor, percussion
A collaborative program of flute and percussion music! Their “Classical Evolutions” program features 20th century works by Piazzolla, Debussy, Ferroud, and Deane. All of these composers have influenced the perception of Western art music in their own ways – making their mark on the genre through incorporation of new tonalities, styles, and extended techniques. This concert will showcase some of the unique and diverse influences that shaped their compositions, which in turn opened up new possibilities and directions for the development of classical music.
Christina Manceor is a percussionist, educator, and arts administrator with diverse musical interests. As a freelance musician in the Baltimore area and a member of The Kris Johnson Group, a jazz/funk/soul fusion ensemble based in Detroit, she pursues opportunities for artistic collaboration in a variety of forms, including chamber music, orchestra, and improvisation.
Christina has performed in the musical theatre production The Music Man, the opera The Mikado, the jazz musical Jim Crow’s Tears, and with Symphony No. 1 (Baltimore, MD) and the Symphony of the Lakes (Warsaw, IN). As a soloist, she is winner of the 2015 PAS/Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship and the 2013 Black Swamp Solo Multi-Percussion Competition.
In addition to her active performance career, Christina works at the Peabody Conservatory as Assistant Director of the LAUNCHPad career services office, and serves as adjunct faculty there for the innovative Breakthrough Curriculum. She has also directed many of her own performance projects, including a collaborative dance and percussion performance of Derek Bermel’s improvisation-based piece, Orbit Design. Through a combination of her performance and entrepreneurial skills, Christina is able to create compelling collaborations in unexpected spaces, finding unique ways to bring the artistic and emotional journey to new audiences.
At the inception of her career as a concert flutist, Amanda Dame is active throughout the Northeast as a soloist and chamber musician. She has won first place awards in the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition in Washington, DC, Best Mozart Performance category of the global Great Composer Competition Series, and the 2014 Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Over the past year, Amanda has secured a wide range of accolades, including an appearance of Guest Principal with the Canton Symphony in Canton, OH, the Flute Faculty position at the summer camp Encore/Coda, and solo recitals at the Anderson House, the Arts Club of Washington, and The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD. She has also been featured several times on the Peabody at the Library series with her flute and guitar duo, 2nd Ceremony. Next month, Amanda will be presenting a solo recital at the esteemed Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY. Information on future events can be found at amandadameflute.com.
Tickets: $15 advance /$18 door /$10 full time students with ID