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Adrianne Greenbaum Masterclass/Klezmer Workshop, Portland, OR, Jan 23

FleytMuzik's flutist, nationally acclaimed classical and klezmer flutist, Adrianne Greenbaum, will teach a masterclass on traditional classical repertoire, as well as a participatory workshop on playing klezmer music on January 23, 2005 from 2:00-5:00pm at Portland State University. This masterclass is sponsored by Portland State University, Powell Flutes and the Greater Portland Flute Society. Tickets are $5 for GPFS Members and $10 for Non-Members. If you are interested in performing for this masterclass, e-mail Phyllis Louke or call 503/579-6987 for more information. The performer's fee is $40.

Adrianne's workshop combines the teaching of klezmer with traditional flute repertoire. The class will also explore the use of klezmer techniques and feelings within the traditional flute repertoire by adapting and fusing the folk idioms and the intent behind the music to achieve a more natural performance of traditional classical repertoire. Going beyond is the goal! Above all, both in traditional repertoire and in klezmer, Adrianne has tried-and-true methods for working with tone production, embouchure flexibility, and phrasing. All levels will benefit from her many years of teaching students ranging from the very young, through college and adults.

Adrianne Greenbaum is a nationally acclaimed klezmer and classical flutist. As a klezmer, she is the founder and leader of FleytMuzik, an ensemble with flute, violin, cimbalom and bass, and of The Klezical Tradition klezmer band where she performs on both flute and keyboard and leads Yiddish dance. She has been on the faculties of Living Traditions' KlezKamp, KlezKanada, and Boxwood, was a premier participant with FleytMuzik at the KlezMore Festival in Vienna in 2004, and presents master classes in the art of klezmer performance to classical flutists. She has also performed with Kapelye, with Adrienne Cooper in performances at the International Jewish Festival in Amsterdam and NYC's Jewish Museum. As a clinician interested in sharing klezmer music with young people of all ages and backgrounds, she also presents school workshops and directs three student klezmer ensembles in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Klezical Tradition has won many awards for its recording Family Portrait, including Top 10 CDs from both Moment Magazine and the NY Jewish Week. The band was also chosen to be included as a feature in the ABC-TV documentary A Sacred Noise: The New Jewish Music.

Adrianne's classical training includes receiving her Bachelors in Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory and her Masters degree from the Yale School of Music, studying with Robert Willoughby and Thomas Nyfenger respectively. She has performed as soloist and orchestral musician in all of New York's major concert halls and in many major cities of the U.S. She is currently Solo Flutist with the New Haven Symphony, the Wall Street Chamber Players, and Orchestra New England. She has held faculty positions at Wesleyan and Yale Universities, at Smith College, and is currently Associate Professor of flute at Mount Holyoke College. She can be heard in recordings on the Koch International, CBS Masterworks, Nonesuch, and EMC labels as well as on her independent albums Sounds of America and Klezical Tradition's Family Portrait.

Adrianne currently performs on several different types of wood flutes including a Stowasser Siccama-style flute from Hungary, a Kohlert simple system 8-key flute, a Monnig wood Boehm, a Rittershausen wood Boehm, and her modern wood Powell.

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