Exciting concerts in Elizabethtown NY at The Historic Hand House

You are invited to join Piano by Nature on the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd, 2018 for a very special set of concerts highlighting masterworks for flute and piano. Piano by Nature presents Elizabethtown-native Immanuel Davis performing at the Hand House in collaboration with Westport’s Rose Chancler on piano Saturday, June 2nd at 7PM and Sunday, June 3rd at 3PM. The program will include works by Hindemith, Poulenc, Griffes, Godard, and Faure and will be the culminating event of our tenth season anniversary celebration. Hoorah! And in addition, Immanuel Davis, who is currently professor of flute at the University of Minnesota will be offering a free Master Class for flutists on Saturday, June 2 at 3PM at the Hand House. Please call 518 962 8899 if interested in performing for the incredibly accomplished performer and pedagogue.

We ask a $15 donation for all adult tickets and $5 for children under the age of 15.The Saturday June 2nd concert will be held at 7PM and the Sunday June 3rd concert will be held at 3:00 PM at the Historic Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY. We will take reservations by phone at 518 962 8899 and email [email protected] The room seats 50, so please make your reservations to insure seating. Music in the North Country is ‘alive’ because of you. For more information visit www.pianobynature.org, our Piano by Nature Facebook page, and/or call 518 962 8899.

Flutist Immanuel Davis is a highly versatile performer who enjoys playing the entire span of the flute repertoire. He has performed as a recitalist and master class teacher worldwide. He has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall, MoMa's Summer Garden Series, Noonday Concerts at Trinity Church, and the Meet the Virtuoso series at the 92nd St Y. Orchestral work has included performances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Jupiter Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic. Mr. Davis has also played on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Show Boat and Ragtime, among others

A proponent of new music, Mr. Davis has had works written for him by such composers as Nikolai Kapustin, Ronn Yedidia, and Inessa Zaretsky. His first CD, Prevailing Winds, was a recital of world premiere and rarely recorded 20th century pieces for flute.

In 2005, Immanuel was a recipient of a Fulbright Grant for study of baroque flute and performance practice with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber player with such early music ensembles as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota. He has also had the pleasure of performing on NPR’s “Performance Today” and in numerous recitals with Barthold Kuijken.

In 2011, Immanuel released his second CD, “On a Clear Morning”, a program of works by Philippe Gaubert performed on period French instruments – A 19th century Louis Lot Flute and an Erard Grand Piano, making it the first modern recording of Gaubert’s music on period French instruments.

A popular guest teacher, he has been invited to teach classes at Yale University, New England Conservatory, Grinell College, the North Carolina School of the Arts and Seattle Pacific University. He has made multiple trips to Mexico, where he has served as woodwind clinician for the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra. He has also given several classes for the U.S. Air Force Bands in Sacramento and Colorado Springs, and has performed and given clinics for the National Flute Convention.

Educated at the Juilliard School, Mr. Davis received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Julius Baker. Immanuel Davis has been the flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001. Immanuel is also an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.

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