Linda Chatterton, flute; Matthew McCright, piano
The Chatterton-McCright Duo has been performing together since 2009. Their successful partnership has taken them across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia presenting programs of concert music that blend both traditional and contemporary works. Their concerts include such prestigious venues as London’s St. Martins-in-the-Field Artist Series, the National Concert Hall of Ireland and the Chicago Cultural Center. Their debut CD, French Connections – Music of Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Uebayashi has been heard throughout the US on National Public Radio.
“The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive” says the American Record Guide of flutist Linda Chatterton. She has performed in New York at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, is a concerto soloist in the US and Europe and has served as a US State Department Arts Ambassador. She is the first and only two-time flutist to win a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Musicians, and she has received many awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Chamber Music America and the American Composers Forum.
Pianist Matthew McCright has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers. His solo touring shows include Evening Preludes, The People’s Music, Contemplations: The Music of Olivier Messiaen, Connecting Flights, There and Back Again, Forward Looking Back, and Endurance. McCright’s festival participation includes Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), Vox Novus, SEAMUS, Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Engelbach-Hart, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, and many others. An accomplished recording artist, McCright has released eight solo recordings. McCright is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
George Enescu: Cantabile et Presto
JS Bach: Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Aaron Travers: Beanblossom (world premiere)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, op. 75 (transcribed Linda Chatterton)