Erin Nyren and Catherine Little perform "The Jet Whistle"

Talk about your long distance phone call! How does someone in Nova Scotia manage to play chamber music with a friend in Maryland, especially when traveling is strictly off limits?!? Erin and I were scheduled to perform a concert in Baltimore this past spring, and I don't need to tell you why THAT didn't happen. But we wouldn't be deterred! With the magic of computers, headphones, doing our best to keep a really steady pulse, and some extra help putting it all together (thanks Brad!), we did it- we made the music happen!

Assobio a Játo (The Jet Whistle) was composed by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos in 1950 in New York City. The name comes from the last movement where the flute makes some unusual sounds meant to simulate a jet taking off. This is a performance of the first movement, so no "jet whistle" here, but you may still enjoy its exotic nature and the fast and exciting flute playing. Thank you Erin for your wonderful performance!

Erin Nyren has recently moved to Maryland with her husband and three children. She is excited to continue her performing and teaching adventures there. She has many wonderful memories of playing with Catherine during their time studying in Montreal, and is thrilled to get “together” again!

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