1:00 PM–2:00 PM Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
Aimee Toner, Melody Tai, and Serina Chang
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Mozart: Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, Mvmnt 1
Faure: Sicilienne & Pavane
Marcel Tournier: Etude de Concert Au Matin
Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais for Flute and Harp
Aimee Toner is a sophomore at Barnard College majoring in Ethnomusicology and taking lessons with Professor Linda Chesis through the Manhattan School of Music Lesson Exchange. She participates and performs in Columbia University's Orchestra, Jazz program, and Pops Orchestra. She will be making her solo debut with the Columbia University Orchestra on April 22nd and 24th, 2018. She is also the principal flutist of the New York Youth Symphony for the 2017/18 Season. Aimee is originally from Reston, Virginia, where she studied with Jennifer Lapple and Wendy Lane, performed in the American Youth Orchestra, and taught a private flute studio of seven students.
Melody Tai is a junior at Columbia College majoring in Sustainable Development. She began studying harp with Alexandra Perdew at the age of 10 and has since played on various stages, including at the 57th Grammy Awards with Usher and Stevie Wonder, and as the Principal Harpist for the U.S. West Coast premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Frieze. At Columbia, she participates in CCP concerts, and also performs with other groups on campus such as Orchesis: A Dance Group and the MaMa Project. Melody is originally from Southern California and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 47.
Twenty-year-old Serina Chang is currently a junior at Columbia University, where she is double majoring in Computer Science and Sociology. As a solo and chamber pianist, she has performed in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center, Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, DiMenna Center, Chicago Nichols Concert Hall, Portland Newmark Theatre, Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College, Enlow Hall at Kean University, and Tanglewood West Street Theatre. She has been featured on NPR's show, “From the Top” and in Hunter College Campus School’s TEDx events, as well as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Meet the Music series and Young Musicians Concerts. In addition, Serina has won top prizes in competitions organized by the National YoungArts Foundation, Associated Music Teachers League, New York International Artists Piano Competition, American Protégé, National League of Performing Arts, American Fine Arts Festival, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Duo Piano Festival, YWCA, and Manhattan School of Music Precollege (MSM).