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Tara Helen O’Connor, flute


Flutist 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.  A current artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Tara is a member of the woodwind quintet WINDSCAPE, the 1995 Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble, Talea Ensemble and is the flute soloist of the world renowned Bach Aria Group.

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Be sure to hear all of Tara Helen O’Connor’s 2013 Festival performances listed below

Saturday, August 10, 5:00 PM at St. Francis Auditorium
J.S. Bach – The Art of Fugue

Saturday, August 17, 6:00 PM at The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Bach & Vivaldi Concertos

Sunday, August 18, 6:00 PM at The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Beethoven String Quintet

Flutist 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.  A current artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Tara is a member of the woodwind quintet WINDSCAPE, the 1995 Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble, Talea Ensemble and is the flute soloist of the world renowned Bach Aria Group.  Tara performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest and Music from Angel Fire.  A 2001 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and two time Grammy nominee, Tara has appeared on A&E’s “Breakfast for the Arts” and Live from Lincoln Center.  She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, Koch International and Bridge Records.  This season’s highlights include performances of the Art of the Fugue with the Orion String Quartet and WINDSCAPE in Detroit, Virginia, and the Kennedy Center, a concerto with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under Jaime Laredo, a trip to Spain with Andalusian Dogs and Dawn Upshaw performing Golijov’s Ayre, a collaboration with guitarist Elliott Fisk at the 92nd Street Y.  Tara is professor of flute at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Bard College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music Contemporary music Program and teaches summer master classes at the Banff Centre in Canada.  An avid photographer, she has photo credits in Time Out, Strad and Chamber Music America magazines.  Tara lives with her violinist husband, Daniel Phillips, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.