Color to Our World

Chatterton-McCright Duo, a flute-piano ensemble from Minneapolis, presents a recital on October 1.
Posted on September 24th, 2021 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College Music Department presents Returning Color to Our World with Chatterton-McCright Duo, . Longtime musical partners Linda Chatterton, flute, and Matthew McCright, piano, present a colorful and joyous program to help us emerge from the gloom of pandemic life. The concert will be presented on Friday, October 1st, at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Concert Hall. The concert is free admission.

Hear the sweeping landscape of Kentucky, Jewish Klezmer, the wooden bamboo flute, and popular music filtered through the international duo’s style and flair. The repertoire presented includes music works by Gaubert, Chen Yi, Dan Welcher, and Paul Schoenfield.

“The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive,” says the American Record Guide of flutist Linda Chatterton. Chatterton has performed in New York at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, was a featured recitalist on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and has been heard throughout the US many times on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Chatterton has performed with numerous groups including the Minnesota Orchestra, and she tours regularly as a duo performer with harp, guitar and piano. As a concerto soloist, highlights include many performances of traditional and contemporary repertoire in the US and Europe. She has served as a US State Department Arts Ambassador overseas.

In addition to her concert schedule, Chatterton is highly regarded for her insightful master classes, and she has served as a mentor to music students at the University of Minnesota’s School of Music. In a related realm, Chatterton often can be heard giving her “It Sounded Better at Home!” workshop series based on her extensive work on the psychology of optimum performance. She is currently working on “It Sounded Better at Home!” as a book.

American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific and on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and Ireland’s National Concert Hall. He has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers. A native of Pennsylvania, McCright now resides in Minneapolis and is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College. An accomplished recording artist, McCright has released seven solo recordings.

McCright completed his doctorate in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, his master’s degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and his bachelor’s degree from Westminster College. His past teachers include Lydia Artymiw, Lisa Moore, Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, and Richard Morris. He is represented by Proper Canary Artist Services.


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