Gifts of Art presents Flute & Piano Songs of the Birds

Melissa-Kay Grey & Naki Kripfgans

Naki Kripfgans & Melissa-Kay Grey, courtesy of Melissa-Kay Grey. Naki Kripfgans & Melissa-Kay Grey, courtesy of Melissa-Kay Grey.
Flutist Melissa-Kay Grey, Master of Music, and pianist Naki Kripfgans, Doctor of Musical Arts, share a luminous collection of music including a selection of birds and their characteristics from the Americas to Indonesia. Pieces include the notorious blackbird (Messiaen’s “Le Merle Noir”), shimmering nightingale (Popp’s “Nightingale Serenade”) and brilliant birds of paradise (Shalumit Ran’s “Birds of Paradise”). In addition to these bird-like selections, the duo will perform colorful pieces including Barcarole and Scherzo by Alfredo Casella.
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