Although the interior of St. Paul’s Chapel is easily classified as beautiful, many performers for Music at St. Paul’s understand the difficulty of that same space. Domes, arches, transepts, and traffic on Amsterdam all present unique challenges to musicians. Of course, musicians such as Laura Falzon, flute, Pamela Sklar, flute, and Daniel Beliavsky, piano, make it look and sound easy. Performing as 2Flutes Ensemble, the group presented works by Thomas Morley, Clément Philibert Léo Delibes, Chen Yi*, Victoria Bond*, Anže Rozman, Marilyn Bliss*, Rain Worthington*, and Franz Doppler. Although only a few feet in distance, with the two flutists at the top of the altar steps and the Steinway piano player at the base, the performers noticed a difficulty in hearing one another. But, from the audiences vantage point, well… let this video be proof enough.
*New York Women Composer members