The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Peabody at The Mainstay featuring flautist Amanda Dame.
Peabody at The Mainstay presents some of the most exciting young musicians at the Peabody Conservatory in a friendly interactive setting. The month we host flautist Amanda Dame in a program of holiday inspired classical music.
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. In 2015, Dame was invited to participate in the Third International Maxence Larrieu Flute Competition in Nice, France, and was one of three flutists representing the United States.
Amanda is currently a substitute flutist with the Canton and Firelands Symphonies. She also plays in many ensembles at the Peabody Conservatory, having been principal of both the Peabody Opera Orchestra and Modern Orchestra. During her studies at Oberlin, Amanda was principal of the Oberlin Orchestra, and performed in the orchestra at Chicago Symphony Center as a part of their 150th-Anniversary tour. Amanda also appeared frequently as an ensemble-member for faculty concerto recordings. She has appeared on recordings of the Schikele Bassoon Concerto and the Augusta Reed Thomas Bassoon Concerto released on the Oberlin and Naxos labels and on the album Full Moon in the City. She has also appeared in recordings of the Carter Flute Concerto and the Trigos Guitar Concerto No. 1 (forthcoming releases).
Dame graduated in 2016 from Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she received a Bachelor of Music in flute performance and a Bachelor of Arts in biology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory.
Ms. Dame and her collaborative pianist will present a variety of classical music and holiday music for audiences to enjoy. The program contains a Romance by Amy Beach, a collection of pieces by Sidney Lanier, a variety of Christmas hits, Three American Pieces by Lukas Foss, and a rendition of the Nutcracker.