Flutist Karen Johnson, whose artistry is described as ‘exquisite’and ‘mesmerizing’ combines instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility in her distinctive and memorable performances.

Well-versed in the solo and chamber music repertoire, she continues championing new works and commissions by such composers as William Albright, Jeffrey Mumford, Thomas Benjam and David Froom.

A co-principal flutist of the Chesapeake Orchestra, Karen has recently teamed up with renowned pianist Carlos-Cesar Rodriguez and percussionist John Kilkenny to form the exciting Dancing Heart, an ensemble rapidly gaining popularity for its imaginative, compelling and interactive programs.


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APRIL

Castleton Festival

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The Dancing Heart: John Kearny, Percusionist, Carlos Rodriguez, Pianist, Karen Johnson, Flutists


 
Spring-Flyer
May 2 at 8 pm "Sounds of Spring" CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION
Join Dancing Heart Saturday, May 2 at 8 pm "Sounds of Spring" CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION 3315 GREENCASTLE RD. BURTONSVILLE, MD 20866

 

FEBRUARY

Dancing Heart presents: "A Different kind of Valentine...."

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The Dancing Heart Group: Karen Johnson, Flutists, Carlos Rodriguez, Pianist,
Guest, Manny Arciniega, Percusionist.

" Come in from the cold and warm your hands and hearts

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with our  uplifting program "....a different Valentine". With Appalachian Folk songs, exciting percussion and the delightful music of American Composer, Scott Wheeler, you'll be dancing out the door!  Join Dancing Heart (Karen, Carlos and special guest Manny Arciniega) at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax, VA."

 
KAREN had a fabulous time with the ALBA MUSIC FESTIVAL in ALBA, ITALY with pianist BRIAN GANZ: Click here to see a few of the photos to come!

 

A WORLD PREMIERE..... A TRIBUTE..... BY ISRAELI COMPOSER GILAD RABINOVICH

KAREN and DANCING HEART PERFORM "ELEGY" for FLUTE, PIANO AND VIBRAPHONE.

MARCH 25, 2014, Matinee Concert at 1:30 pm (lunch at 12:30) HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
10960 George Mason Circle, Manasas, VA 20110; phone: 703-993-7759

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A New Work... A Tribute
A New Work... A Tribute World Premiere by Israeli composer Gilad Rabinovich: Gilad has written "Elegy" for flute, piano and vibraphone.  Dancing Heart will premiere this work on March 25, 2014.  "Elegy" was written as a tribute to my mother who passed away on Jan. 26, 2012.

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Home Page Summary - Karen Johnson Flutist Karen Johnson, whose artistry is described as ‘exquisite’and ‘mesmerizing’ combines instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility in her distinctive and memorable performances. Well-versed in the solo and chamber music repertoire, she continues championing new works and commissions by such composers as William Albright, Jeffrey Mumford, Thomas Benjam and David Froom. A co-principal flutist of the Chesapeake Orchestra, Karen has recently teamed up with renowned pianist Carlos-Cesar Rodriguez and percussionist John Kilkenny to form the exciting Dancing Heart, an ensemble rapidly gaining popularity for its imaginative, compelling and interactive programs.
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