Free Public Master Class with flutist Sandra Miller, April 18

Sandra Miller, Baroque flute

Sandra Miller, Baroque flute

Each season, ABS presents free public master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where students work with an ABS musician on matters of technique, interpretation, and applying a historically informed approach to Baroque repertory. On Monday April 18 at 7:30 pm, ABS flutist Sandra Miller will coach Conservatory students on Baroque repertory. Admission to the master class is free and open to the public; no tickets or registration is required.

Sandra Miller had an early fascination with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach that ultimately led her to the baroque flauto traverso, upon which she is widely regarded to be one of the finest performers of her generation. She leads an active musical life, appearing in a variety of chamber music performances, solo recitals and orchestral concerts. She is frequently invited to perform and record with many well-known period instrument ensembles. For many years Professor (now Emerita) of Music at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music (SUNY), Ms. Miller is currently on the faculty of the Historical Performance Program at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Her solo recordings include the complete Bach flute sonatas and, on six- and eight-keyed classical flutes, the three Mozart concertos.

Hear Sandra Miller with ABS

After witnessing this master musician work with young performers at the Conservatory, you can hear Ms. Miller perform live with ABS around the Bay Area and in Davis in Easter & Ascension Oratorios, April 22-25. Be sure to listen especially for the lovely aria for soprano and flute, “Seele, deine Spezereien,” in Bach’s “Easter Oratorio,” which she will perform with soprano Clara Rottsolk. This deeply expressive aria is a moment of calm and introspection within an otherwise jubilant atmosphere. Tickets are available online or by calling the ABS office at (415) 621-7900.

Easter & Ascension Oratorios, April 22-25