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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Dancing Heart presents:



Karen Johnson and Manny Arciniega present Heartbeat, music for flute and percussion
with music travels from Ancient Bali to Japan, Argentina and Electronica of today
on Friday November 27, 8 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis


"Fourth Fridays" Concert Series • November 27 • A Post-Thanksgiving program for family and friends.

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 premiered this work on March 25, 2014.  "Elegy" was written as a tribute to my mother who passed away on Jan. 26, 2012.