January 26 – Au-delà du Temps by Yuko Uebayashi

Yuko Uebayshi celebrates her birthday on January 26th. Born in Japan, she currently lives in Paris and her music brings the rich French flute tradition into the 21st century. Au dela du temps (Beyond Time) is a sublime work for two flutes and piano- a beautiful illustration of Ms. Uebayashi’s compositional style. This performance of the third movement, La Lumiere Blanche (White Light), was given in October,2018 as part of the UofSC Flute Studio Alumni Recital Series with Blair Francis (BM 2012) as our guest. After leaving UofSC, Blair received degrees from UT-Austin and the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the New World Symphony and is currently a member of the Naples Philharmonic in Florida. There is nothing quite like the experience of playing with former students, now friends and colleagues – so much wrapped up in these few minutes: pride, gratefulness, joy, great empathy and connection. We are joined by Winifred Goodwin on piano, a great friend to both of us and to everyone in the flute studio and the UofSC School of Music.

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