Wine, cheese and a silent auction followed by a recital of American works for flute and piano, featuring Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, assistant principal flute for the Oregon Symphony, and Pianist Yoko Greeney.
Friday, April 12, 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael's & All Saints Episcopal Church,. 1704 NE 43rd Ave. in Portland.
Tickets are $25 and proceeds will provide hot meals to homebound seniors served by the Fook Lok-Hollywood Center. Click here to purchase tickets.
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen is the assistant principal flutist of the Oregon Symphony. Prior to moving to Portland in 2008, Alicia had a long and varied freelance career in Boston, where she was a member of Boston Musica Viva, the Opera Boston orchestra, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She frequently appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops. From 1998 - 2001, Alicia was a member of the New World Symphony, and was twice a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. She was the first-prize winner of the 2005 Mid-South Young Artist Competition, the 2003 Pappoutsakis Competition and the 1999 Frank Bowen Competition; in 2006, she won third prize in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Alicia has appeared as concerto soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Oregon Symphony, and has collaborated with the Emerson String Quartet and the Borromeo Quartet. Locally, she often performs with Third Angle Ensemble and Fear No Music. She studied with Fenwick Smith at the New England Conservatory and John Wion at the Hartt School, and is proud to be a driver for Meals on Wheels!
Yoko Greeney, a native of Japan, has performed as a soloist, an accompanist, and as a chamber musician, including concerts throughout the United States, Mexico, and Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from San Francisco State University and a Master of Music Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she was awarded the prestigious Piano Accompanying Assistantship. She has attended the Aspen Music School as a full scholarship recipient, where she performed in master classes as a soloist and accompanist. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she has collaborated with various chamber groups such as the Alexander String Quartet and has been coached by members of the Tokyo String Quartet and the D'Amici String Quartet. She is also a dedicated instructor. She has taught privately and also at institutions such as the International School of Music in Washington DC, and at the Instituto Superior de Musica in Veracruz Mexico. Since she moved to Portland 2 years ago, she has shared stages on numerous occasions with the Oregon Symphony and the Third Angle New Music Ensemble.