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September 19

Concert Hour: Performance Lab (D10)

The Synergy Duo

Cathy Blickenstaff (flute) and Colin McAllister (guitar) present  a variety of classical repertoire from around the world – from the Italian Mauro Giuliani (a contemporary of Beethoven), to the lively Argentine tangos of Astor Piazzolla, to the beautiful setting of Appalachian folk songs by Robert Beaser.

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Cathy Blickenstaff :: Flute

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Cathy Blickenstaff holds a Masters Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Colorado where she studied with Maralyn Prestia.  She has been a participant in the Aspen Music Festival and has studied with several world-renowned flutists.  Recent concert appearances include: concertos in Oakland, California, Beaver Creek, Colorado; the Christ Lutheran Church Concert Series, the Gluck Chamber Music Series, UCSD Soiree for Music Lovers, Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, St. Mark’s United Methodist Concert Series, and the First Baptist Church of San Diego Concert Series. Cathy is an active free-lancer, can be heard on two CDs by Vail recording artists, and plays flute and piccolo in the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra.

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 Colin McAllister :: Guitar

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Via a diverse rance of musical interests, an uncommon versatility, and a dynamic stage presence, guitarist Colin McAllister maintains an active performance schedule throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. His repertoire spans the gamut of historical periods and styles: from the late fourteenth-century polphony of the ars subtilior to recent modernist works. He is especially active as a chamber music performer and works refularly in many groups. He is the guitarist an dconductor for the new music ensemble NOISE, and a co-founder of the SoundON Festival of Modern Music in La Jolla, California.

A compassionate advocate for the contemporary repertoire, Colin has premiered over fifty new works an dhas worked closely with many leading composers including Helmut Lachenmann and Tristan Murail. Past performances include contemporary and chamber music festivals in Germany, Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and Chicago; jazz festivals in Alaska, Hungary and the Netherlands; and visiting artist residencies at Colorado College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has been privileged to work under the baton of leading conductors including Antonello Allemandi, Johannes Kalitzke and Steven Schick. Colin’s recordings may be found on the Innova, Albany, Old King Cole, Vienna Modern Masters, Carrier and Tzadik record labels, and his transcriptions and compositions are published by Les Productions d’Oz.