NICOLE ESPOSITO

DANCING IN DREAMS

DANCING IN DREAMS

Music for Flute and Harp

Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel

NICOLE ESPOSITO, flute
ÇAGATAY AKYOL, harp

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PROGRAM NOTES
Dancing in Dreams brings together French impressionism and the evocative compositions of tango composer, Astor Piazzolla. As the impressionistic style sought to capture ambiguous moods and emotions, and its composers frequently used titles that suggest this, it lends itself particularly well to depictions of dreaming.


Nicole Esposito enjoys a career as soloist, chamber music collaborator and orchestral musician across the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. She is sought after as a recitalist and master class presenter by prestigious music schools and festivals around the world. Also active as a recording artist, she can be heard on the Albany, Con Brio and MSR Classics labels. Esposito, who holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University, is the flute professor and head of the woodwind area at The University of Iowa School of Music, from which she received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Collegiate Teaching Award; she also serves as a visiting  Professor at the University of Chile. Esposito is an Artist for Miyazawa flutes and LefreQue sound bridges. She plays on a solid 14k gold Miyazawa flute with a 14k MZ-10 head joint with platinum riser and 24k gold and platinum LefreQue sound bridges. [ www.nicoleespositoflute.com ]

International harp soloist and composer Çagatay Akyol is principal harpist of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Turkey. After completing his harp studies in Berlin, Akyol performed with many orchestras and chamber orchestras such as the RSO Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has played under numerous noted conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Peter Eötvös, Michael Gielen, Bernard Haitink, James Judd and Giuseppe Sinopoli, and has performed as a harp soloist with the Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, Borusan Chamber Orchestra, Çukurova State Orchestra, Izmir State Orchestra, Milli Reasürans Chamber Orchestra and residential Symphony Orchestra. Akyol has participated in numerous radio and television programs and is the founding member of the Anatolian music group, Arpanatolia.
PROGRAM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
RÊVERIE
Arranged by Nicole Esposito and Çagatay Akyol
 
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
BERCEUSE
Arranged by Robert Webb
 
Claude Debussy
CLAIR DE LUNE
Arranged by Brian Noel
 
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
LOS SUEÑOS
Adapted by Nicole Esposito and Çagatay Akyol
 
OBLIVION
Arranged by Nicole Esposito and Çagatay Akyol
 
MILONGA from Incidental Music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Adapted by Nicole Esposito and Çagatay Akyol
 
Gabriel Fauré
APRÈS UN RÊVE
Arranged and edited by Ervin Monroe and Patty Masri-Fletcher
 
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
PIÈCE EN FORME DE HABENERA
Arranged by Nicole Esposito and Çagatay Akyol
 
Gabriel Fauré
SICILIENNE
Arranged by Dewey Owens
 
Maurice Ravel
PAVANE POUR UNE INFANTE DÉFUNTE
Transcribed and edited by Dewey Owens
 
Astor Piazzolla
HISTOIRE DU TANGO
Arranged by Kari Vehmanen
Bordel 1900
Café 1930
Nightclub 1960
Concert d’aujourd’hui



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