Join us on Saturday, May 1 at 3:00 pm to hear flutist Chelsea Knox and pianist Stephanie Wu present a diverse program that features a late masterpiece by Prokofiev.

Ms. Knox joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2017 as principal flute.



Program

    ComposerWorkYear
    Francis PoulencFlute Sonata, FP 1641957
    Ian ClarkeThe Great Train Race?
    Aaron CopelandDuo for Flute and Piano1971
    Joachim Andersen“Die Zauberflöte” from Opera Transcriptions, Op. 451895
    Sergei ProkofievFlute Sonata in D, Op. 941943


    About the Concert

    Our concerts take place at a private residence in southern Rhode Island. The street address is 103 North Road, Wakefield, RI 02879.

    Map and Directions

    This performance begins at 3:00 pm. Guests should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

    Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email and tell us the number of seats you want. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If not, we’ll add you to the waiting list. If we confirm your reservation and you decide not to attend, please let us know so others can take your place.

    The suggested contribution for this concert is $40 per person. We also offer a three-concert pass for a contribution of $100. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.


    About the Artists

    Chelsea Knox

    Chelsea Knox is the Lila Acheson Wallace principal flute in The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A sought-after performer, Ms. Knox has held positions as assistant principal flute of the Baltimore Symphony and principal Flute of the New Haven and Princeton Symphonies. She has been hailed by the New York Times for her warmth, precision, and clarity, as well as by the New York Classical Review for her “expressive life and full tone.”

    An active orchestral and chamber musician, Ms. Knox has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and IRIS Orchestra. As a soloist, Ms. Knox has performed concertos with the Baltimore Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Manchester Symphony, Juilliard Lab Orchestra, and Connecticut Youth Symphony. She has won competitions including the New York Flute Club Young Artists Competition and the Hartford Symphony Young Artists Competition.

    Ms. Knox earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City as a student of Jeffrey Khaner. She is a native of Litchfield, Connecticut. She received her early training at the Hartt School of Music, where she studied with Greig Shearer. In her spare time she is an active visual artist and her work has been displayed in galleries in New York and Connecticut.


    Stephanie Wu

    Stephanie Wu made her orchestral debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age twelve and has since then performed as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in venues such as New York’s Liederkranz Hall, Steinway Hall and Yamaha Piano Salon, Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, and the Palais de Fontainebleau in France. She has been a prize winner in the Steinway Society, the Society of American Musicians, Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, and Iowa International Piano competitions. Ms. Wu earned her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where she served as a teaching fellow and adjunct faculty.