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Tara Helen O’Connor, flute


OConnor-TaraFlutist Tara Helen O’Connor is a charismatic performer sought after for her unusual artistic depth, brilliant technique, and colorful tone in music of every era.  This past season she premiered a new chamber work by John Zorn, gave her debut performance at the Mainly Mozart Festival with Windscape and a concerto with David Atherton, and made appearances at the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival and the Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curaçao, premiered Jonathan Berger’s new opera with the Saint Lawrence String Quartet in Stanford, and performed concerts in Hawaii and Georgia with CMS.  A frequent participant in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, she has also appeared at Zankel Hall, Symphony Space, Music@Menlo, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire, the Banff Centre, and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. Tara has appeared on A&E’s Breakfast for the Arts and Live from Lincoln Center. She has recorded for Deutsche Gramophon, EMI Classics, Koch International, and Bridge Records. She is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble and a member of the woodwind quintet Windscape, teaches at the Bard College Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, is professor of flute and head of the wind department at Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and holds a summer flute master class at the Banff Centre. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a two-time Grammy nominee, she was the first wind player to participate in the CMS Two program and is now an Artist of the Chamber Music Society.


Be sure to hear Tara Helen O’Connor’s 2014 Festival performances listed below

Wednesday, July 30, 7:30PM
Orion String Quartet

Thursday, July 31, 6:00PM
Orion String Quartet

Saturday, August 2, 5:00PM
All Handel

Sunday, August 3, 6:00PM
Night Music

Monday, August 4, 6:00PM
Night Music

Tuesday, August 5, noon
Mozart, Schubert, Chopin Piano

Saturday, August 9, 5:00PM
The Original Biber

Saturday, August 16, 5:00PM
Brandenburg Concertos 3-4-5