Recital: New Works for Flute - featuring The Tonal Recall Ensemble
Robert Rabinowitz (flute), Maryssa Chartier (flute), Charmaine Flake (piano), Darrel Dix (cello), Kayla McGuiare (violin, viola), Dalton Flake (voice)
Friday, 7:15 - 8:00
● Unintended Espionage (for solo bass flute) - 2”
● Even As I Am or You Are (for flute and violin) - 3’10”
● Silent Tristero’s Empire (for flute and cello) - 3’12”
● QuIP (for flute and piano) - 3’ 18”
● Tempis Will Fugit (for flute, bass flute, and piano) 4’33”
● TBD (for flute, alto flute, viola, cello, piano) 5’
● Telempathy (for flute, bass flute, viola, cello, piano) 5’40”
Robert Rabinowitz is an award winning composer, ﬂutist, saxophonist, arranger, avid reader, maker of art assemblages, and servant to 3 demanding cats. He studied music composition with Phillip Glass, John Cage and James DeMars and flute/saxophone with Jimmy Heath. He has been commissioned by instrumentalists, dance companies and filmmakers and has performed as a ﬂutist and saxophonist in such diverse settings as The Kennedy Center (soloist), BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), The Troubadour (Los Angeles) and CBGBs (NYC). Robert counts both Kilgore Trout and Hagbard Celine as distant relatives. His name is correctly pronounced SLAR-tee BARRTfast.
Maryssa Chartier is a music educator and flutist living in San Marcos, TX. She is a native
of Louisiana, where she graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a
Bachelor's in Music Education. Maryssa recently received a Master's in Flute
Performance and Pedagogy from Texas State University. While at Texas State, she
studied under Dr. Adah Toland Jones. Maryssa is currently teaching flute lessons across
the central texas area and plays as principal flute in the SMART Orchestra.
Charmaine Flake is a lover of all things arts and enjoys combining and collaborating among the different genres. Charmaine holds a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from MidwesternState University, and enjoys using her skills as a professional pianist to accompany other musicians, participate in different ensembles, and educate young students on their piano learning journeys. She recently served as the Associate Artistic Director of SMART Orchestra, and is looking forward to growing her new endeavor, Musicians & Community in Collaboration (MuCoCo). Charmaine is also the project manager for a touring musical production, The Grand Ol' Production Company.
Darrel Dix is a cellist with a charming and magnetic presence on stage who has a deep passion for pursuing connections through music. Darrel began studying the cello in northern Virginia where he performed in various symphonies, string quartets, mixed ensembles, cover bands & solo projects in venues ranging from nightclubs to The Kennedy Center. Post graduation, Darrel accepted an offer to travel abroad where he performed in 8 countries. Darrel is a committed husband and father who feels a constant pull to explore & collaborate with talent from all musical backgrounds and styles in the name of creating beautifully crafted & innovative music.
Kayla McGuire fell in love with violin at the age of 8. She pursued music through public school programs in her hometown of Amarillo TX. While attending Texas State University, she had the pleasure of performing with ensembles of many different music genres which fueled her love of exploring the connection between community and music. She has performed locally in the Austin area on violin and viola for the last five years and continues to enjoy collaborating with fellow musicians.
Dalton Flake discovered the world of opera while pursuing at Midwestern State University
where his roles included: Borsa, in Rigoletto; Rinuccio, in Gianni Schicchi; Alfred, in Die
Fledermaus; and Detlef, in The Student Prince. He then attended Texas State University for his Masters of Voice Performance. Where he added: Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors;
Candide in Candide; Sam Kaplan in Street Scene; Rodolfo, in La Boheme; Charlot, in
Angelique, which went on to win awards with the National Opera Association; E.T.A. Hoffmann, in Le Contes d'Hoffmann; Abbe, in Felice, and 1st boy, in Trouble in Tahiti. He has been a soloist for Texas State in performances of Monteverdi's Vespers and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Dalton has earned first place at NATS, performed Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme with Red River Lyric Opera, as well as Lord Tolloller in Iolanthe with Gilbert and Sullivan Austin. He is currently the creative producer and writer for The Grand Ol’ Production Company, a touring variety show showcasing musical talent across Texas. Dalton has been teaching voice lessons for 14 years and has had several All State students, many of whom have gone on to become music majors at prestigious universities.