Monday, July 9, 2012

Prickly Pear Delights

Fourth Sunday: Flute Music

Flute music will fill The Center's Gathering Hall from 3-5 p.m. July 22 at a Fourth Sunday concert featuring Jacqueline Aronowitz.

For more than 20 years Aronowitz has been a concert performer, soloist, and ensemble player throughout Southern California. 

She says her philosophy is: “No good flute note left behind!” 

Courtesy of Jacqueline Aronowitz
Look to a wide variety of music that celebrates the versatility and magical voices of the silver flute. The concert, one in a monthly cross-cultural series, is a benefit for Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, a nonprofit that saves and shares Native American cultures, languages, history, and traditional arts. Only $10 at the door opens your Sunday afternoon to a celebration of music inside the outstanding acoustics of the Center's San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Gathering Hall, 127 N. San Gorgonio, Banning. Light refreshments will be served afterward. Come cool off from summertime's sizzling heat and soak in some beautiful music.

 About Jacqueline Aronowitz
She was principal flutist in the Inland Valley Symphony, University of Redlands Chamber Orchestra, the Redlands Civic Orchestra, California State University San Bernardino Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Redlands Fourth of July Band, San Bernardino Valley College Wind Symphony, a founding member of the Dahlia Arts Trio, and numerous small ensembles including her own professional flute ensemble, Sweet Silver.

As a graduate of the University of Redlands, she has supplemented her training by studying with some of the most notable flutists such as Lois Schaefer of the Boston Symphony, Jim Walker, recording artist and Flute Instructor at University of Southern California, Yamaha Artist Tracy Harris, Herr Helmut Zangerle of the Mozarteum of Salzburg, Austria, Philip Swanson at the Northern Arizona State University, Lucille Lawrence, Boston University Tanglewood harp program.  She has also participated in numerous master classes with Nicola Manzzanti, Jill Felber, Christopher Caliendo, Yoko Owada, Janet Ferguson, Anne Giles, James Galway, Doriot Dwyer, Leone Buyse, Georffrey Gilbert, William Bennett, Charles Delaney, and James Pellerite.

She taught in the Redlands Unified School District as a music specialist for more than 10 years.  She was adjunct flute faculty at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, and at San Bernardino Valley College.  She has had a flute studio at the Loma Linda Academy for nearly twenty 20 years.  She presently teaches out of her home and has an amateur flute group, Silver Sounds Flute Ensembles, which performs throughout Southern California.  She has promoted and participated in a Revolutionary War Fife and Drum regiment called Zanja Fife & Drum Corps, which is seen annually in Redlands and the surrounding communities in various parades and historical re-enactments.  She is also an active founding member of a local flute organization, The Inland Empire Valley Flute Society.