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Guest Artist Recital- Catherine Ramirez, Flute-7:30PM

Flutist Catherine Ramirez will perform works from her soon to be released album on Albany Records, "Shelter From the Storm"


Air for Flute (1996)
Toru Takemitsu   (1930–1996)

Sonata (“Appassionata”) in F-sharp Minor
for Flute Alone (1917), op. 140
Sigfrid Karg-Elert   (1877–1933)

Cinq Incantations (1936)
for solo flute

André Jolivet   (1905–1974)
     Pour accueillir les négociateurs, et que l’entrevue soit pacifique
(To welcome the negotiators, and that the meeting may be peaceful)
     Pour que l’enfant qui va naître soit un fils
(That the child to be born may be a son)
     Pour que la moisson soit riche qui naîtra des sillons que le laboureur trace
 (That the furrows ploughed by farmers may be fertile in yield)
     Pour une communion sereine de l’être avec le monde
(For a serene communion of humankind with the world)
     Aux funérailles du chef, pour obtenir la protection de son âme
(At the funeral of the chief, to obtain the protection of his soul)

Chaconne from Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004
for Flute in G Minor
J. S. Bach   (1685–1750)
transcr. Kazuo Takito

Flutist Catherine Ramirez is noted for her sensitive musicianship, compelling artistry and captivating performances. Winner of three top prizes at the “Città di Padova” International Music Competitions in Italy (the only American awarded), and First Prize in the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition, she has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at the Teatro del Giglio in Italy, Beijing Concert Hall in China, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C., the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, Salt Lake City’s Temple Square, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York.

A versatile musician praised as “an astonishing artist,” whose “conviction and communication are incredibly powerful,” Catherine’s core repertoire spans from the Baroque era to today, and embraces explorations into jazz improv, early consort music, and traditional Jewish, Greek, and South American music. She has collaborated with such artists as Leone Buyse, James Dunham, Ben Kamins, Lachezar Kostov, Ina Selvelieva, Michael Mizrahi, René Izquierdo, Mathias Kunzli, Nerea Berraondo, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and with members of the Minnesota Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Since 2014, she has performed regularly with guitarist Eva Beneke. To serve those who do not have access to live concert music, Catherine presented a Latin and South American chamber music series for youth recovering from addictions, and for children with autism and other developmental challenges. She has taken chamber music to patient guests and their families at MD Anderson’s Rotary House International in Houston, as well as to nuns in a convent in Colombia. She has premiered many works, including Daniel Kellogg’s “Into Utter Forever,” a special joint commission with the Lake Shore Chamber Music Series in Chicago. In addition to performing, she has published articles in Flute Talk Magazine, and her work on optimal musical communication has been featured on the cover of The National Flute Association's Flutist Quarterly. Recognized as an engaging teacher, she has taught masterclasses at conservatories, colleges and universities in Italy, China, Colombia, and throughout the United States. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at St. Olaf College.

Presented by the UI School of Music

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30pm

Voxman Music Building, Recital Hall
93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Performance


Students, Parents, Alumni/Friends, Faculty/Staff, Everybody, Graduate Students, Community Members


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Music, Guest Artist(s)

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Music


Recital Attendance


School of Music

Contact Name

Nicole Esposito

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