ECU quartet to perform at national convention

The Stranded Silver Flute Quartet has been invited to perform at the 2016 National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, California, on August 13.

Founded in August 2013 as an East Carolina University student initiated ensemble, the Stranded Silver Flute Quartet is Mary Mary Gheen (MM, flute performance, ‘13), Willie Santiago (MM, flute performance, ‘14), Benjamin Sledge (BM, flute performance/theory-composition, ‘16) and Jackie Traish (BM, flute performance, ‘15).

Contributed photo.

Contributed photo.

Stranded Silver was chosen as a semi-finalist for the Savvy Musician in Action Chamber Music Competition, a competition dedicated to innovative and collaborative performances, and in January 2016, was invited to perform at the New Music Gathering conference at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Stranded Silver has performed in numerous local schools and assisted living facilities as a part of their community outreach program.

The convention performance will include Robert Randazzo’s RadiatorSatoshi Yagisawa’s Capricious Winds and Tim Sutton’s Grace, Mov. V.

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