Libby Gray & Julie Ives: Reflections

Libby Gray, flute, and Julie Ives, piano, present a recital of music chosen to reflect the turmoil and grace of the human experience during the recent pandemic. Featuring music from Sofia Gubaidulina, Cathy Collinge Herrera, Charles Ives, Allison Loggins-Hull, Joseph Schwantner, William Grant Still, and Toru Takemitsu, this program presents meditations on nature and the African American experience from a broad spectrum of 20th and 21st century composers.

Libby Gray is a versatile and experienced performer and teacher of the flute.  She has held Principal Flute positions in the Fort Collins Symphony and the South Dakota Symphony, and has played with the Colorado Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony and other orchestras in the west. She is currently co-principal flute of Philharmonia Northwest and performs with the Seattle Wind Symphony. She holds a Master’s of Music from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), and a Bachelor’s of Music Performance from the University of Washington. She teaches the flute at Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance.

A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Julie Ives is known for her dynamic performances of new and contemporary music for solo piano and chamber ensemble, including numerous premiers of new work by local composers. Julie maintains a busy teaching studio, with students throughout Central and South Seattle.

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Following current mandates from King County & WA State public health officials, all audience members at this performance will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, chair seating will be arranged to maintain social distancing; people who live together may group chairs accordingly. Windows will be open, weather permitting.