The University of Arkansas Department of Music is proud to host Ms. Amy Porter, March 4th, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.
Flutist Amy Porter captivates audiences with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. Acclaimed by the New York Times as “a particularly strong performer, technically robust and musically forceful”, and echoed by American Record Guide as “a charismatic and highly skilled performer”, she has established herself as one of the leading artists of today through her innovative solo concerts and notable collaborations with the world’s top composers.
Popular among flutists around the world, Ms. Porter has appeared with orchestras across the U.S. and abroad, and has been acclaimed for her compelling and energetic performances. Currently, reviewers rave about her moving interpretation of Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears Concerto writing,” as played by the charismatic soloist Amy Porter (with whom Daugherty collaborated in writing ‘Trail of Tears’), no instrument could conceivably sound more lively or richly expressive.” (Mississippi News). Regarding her Carnegie Hall performance, Allan Kozinn of the NY Times wrote, “Amy Porter played with graceful poise.”Ms. Porter has appeared notably at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Taipei’s National Theater Concert Hall, Muramatsu Hall in Osaka, Japan and in recital on National Public Radio. She was highlighted on PBS Live From Lincoln Center and featured on the magazine covers of Flute Talk Magazine in the USA, The Flute Magazine in Japan and Muramatsu Flute Magazine in Japan.