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: "A Different kind of Valentine...."
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
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."
Sophie Kim Cook, piano • Karen Johnson, flute • Elizabeth Roberts, bassoon
Saturday, October 18 at, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
We hope that you were able to join us at this special program featuring the BASSOON! Virtuoso bassoonist Elizabeth Roberts, UVA faculty, joins Dancing Heart in "From the Classics to the Tango." Works by Jazz pianist Chick Corea, Astor Piazolla. Bartok and others
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