Part of learning is watching and being able to see what your professor is teaching you.
Faculty member, Alica “Lish” Lindsey, will hold a faculty recital performing a flute ensemble on Sept. 14 at 7:30 P.M. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center in the Upper Lobby.
“I think it’s important the students know that there’s so much flute repertoire out there to explore,” Lindsey said. “Most flutists learn to perform standard pieces first, like Handel, Bach, and Mozart, but regardless if they are taking lessons with me at Wilkes or with a private teacher in the area, there’s always time to collaborate with new composers or to explore different genres.”
Lindsey is an adjunct flute professor and flute ensemble director at Wilkes. She also teaches for Wilkes’ Conservatory program.
“I’m really excited to have a chance to perform in the intimate setting of the theatre lobby,” Lindsey said. “Most of my Wilkes University, Wilkes Conservatory and Wilkes Flute Ensemble students have not seen me perform since most of my engagements are in NYC or NJ, so having a recital at Wilkes is a great opportunity to share music I love.”
This is not the first time Lindsey is showcasing her talents at Wilkes. In 2012, Lindsey soloed Bulla’s “Rhapsody for Flute and Band” with the Wilkes University Civic Band under the direction of Phil Simon, Wilkes director of instrumental studies.
Lindsey will perform a variety of classical and contemporary works, including pieces by Mozart, Haydn, Rutter, Kennan and Piazzolla. She will be accompanied by guest artists in her performance.
“I have a chance to collaborate with the amazing pianist and Wilkes graduate, Ron Stabinsky, as well as two of my favorite colleagues, flutist I-Yun Amy Tu and cellist Mark Bassett,” Lindsey said.
Lindsey actually teaches flute in the tri-state area. She is a flute and piano faculty member of the Bronx House School of Performing Arts and the Musical Associates located in New York, along with Paramus Community Music School and the Conservatory of Musical Arts in New Jersey.
Lindsey has been playing the flute for more than 25 years. She is the acting principal flutist of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra. Her performance history includes performing with many different orchestras and symphonies such as, but not limited to, the Harrisburg, Lancaster and Ambler Symphonies, Video Games Live Orchestra, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Strauss Symphony of America, Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, and Masterworks Orchestra.
“I’m always surprised that I’ve been able to make a living performing and teaching flute, but my philosophy is to never say no to projects that come along,” Lindsey said. “The flute has introduced me to amazing musicians, unbelievable musical experiences, and has given me an opportunity to perform in amazing performance spaces.”
Lindsey is also a member of the 5 for Dinner Wind Quintet and piccoloist with the Eastern Wind Symphony. She has been on international tours that she was able to perform in China and England. Her United States venues include Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater and Commonwealth Plaza, New Jersey State Theatre, New Jersey Performing Arts Center to name a few.For more information on Lindsey’s work go to lishlindsey.com or contact the Wilkes University Division of Performing Arts, [email protected]