Duo Axis: New and Exciting Work

January 22nd, 2020 in Blog with Comments Off on Duo Axis: New and Exciting Work

Thursday, April 16, 7 PM
Duo Axis: New and Exciting Work
Zach Sheets, flute | Wei-Han Wu, piano

As Duo Axis, flutist Zach Sheets and pianist Wei-Han Wu present vibrant performances that feature traditional classical music and bold new works in equal measure. The duo began their collaboration in 2014 in Rochester, New York. They have been presented on recital series by University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), the Creative Arts Initiative (Buffalo, NY), EQ Concerts (Boston, MA), Æpex Contemporary Performance (Ann Arbor, MI), the Houston Flute Club (Houston, TX), Knutson Masters Series (Sioux Falls, SD), Valencia International Performance Academy (Spain), and more. Between them, they have attended the Tanglewood, Aspen, Spoleto, Aldeburgh, Britten-Pears, Castleton, and Klangspuren Festivals.

Their well-rounded experiences as chamber musicians, soloists, orchestral players, and arts administrators inform their multi-dimensional art-making and shape their exploration of new dialogues with audiences. Duo Axis champions the thrilling potential of authentic duo playing and the unbridled possibilities of flute and piano instrumentation. Sheets and Wu frequently work closely with composers to create new works and foster a reciprocally beneficial spirit of innovation.

As frequent collaborators with composers, they have brought several major new works to life, including commissions by Tonia Ko (Guggenheim Fellow), Katherine Balch (Composer-in-Residence, Young Concert Artists), Anthony Vine (Winner, Gaudeamus Prize), and Clay Mettens (Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Awardee).

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP here!

Community Music Center of Boston
34 Warren Avenue, 537 Tremont Avenue (Elevator)
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-482-7494

Named in memory of John Kleshinski, former CMCB Board President and student, the John Kleshinski Concert Series provides access to high-quality musical performances for all, aiming to present a diverse sampling of instruments and genres. This year the program focuses on works composed by women and POC composers.

For the full list of speakers and concerts this year, click here.

Please join us at Community Music Center of Boston for musical performances of exceptional quality, featuring our Award-Winning faculty, guest artists and advanced students.

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