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Emma Gerstein
May 28, 2017CSO announcementclick here for more info
March 30, 2017Audition Cafe interviewclick here for more info
March 30, 2017CYSO alumni interviewclick here for more info
February 15, 2017Emma wins Chicago Symphony Orchestra second flute audition!http://www.cso.org
Emma Gerstein is currently Section Principal Flute of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand, a position she has held since April 2016. Prior to this appointment, Emma was a Flute Fellow at the New World Symphony from 2013-2016, and Principal Flute of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in Kentucky for the 2012-2013 season. In addition, she has performed as part of the flute section with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and as guest principal flute with the Seattle Symphony. Emma has participated in the Aspen, Spoleto USA, Sarasota, Orford, and Cabrillo festivals.

A native of Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Emma began her flute studies at age 8 with Susan Levitin, and was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She went on to study at Manhattan School of Music with Robert Langevin, and at Indiana University with Thomas Robertello.

Emma teaches privately in Auckland, and has given master classes at the University of Kentucky and Auckland University. This summer she and harpist Emily Granger will be doing a recital tour of Australia and New Zealand.




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Upcoming Performances

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Beneath the Midnight Sun
Creative Space 99
Sydney
Emily Granger, harp
Works for flute and harp by Australian, New Zealand, and American composers, as well as beloved classics.

http://www.creativespace99.com.au/

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Beneath the Midnight Sun
St Luke's Remuera
Auckland
Emily Granger, harp
Works for flute and harp by Australian, New Zealand, and American composers, as well as beloved classics.

http://www.stlukes.org.nz/

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July 21, 2017
Performances with Auckland Philharmonia
Auckland Town Hall
Auckland, NZ
for more information about Emma's performances with the APO, please visit https://www.apo.co.nz/whats-on/

http://www.apo.co.nz
September 18, 2017
Performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
For more information about upcoming CSO performances please visit cso.org

http://www.cso.org

Past Performances

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Beneath the Midnight Sun
St Johns Southgate
Melbourne
Emily Granger, harp
Works for flute and harp by Australian, New Zealand, and American composers, as well as beloved classics.
http://www.stjohnssouthgate.com.au/
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Masterclass
Australian National Academy of Music
Melbourne, VIC
https://www.anam.com.au/
Monday, May 29, 2017
Masterclass
University of Auckland School of Music
orchestral excerpts
click here for more info
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Pre-Season Woodwind Ensemble: Sweet Serenades
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
Bird: Suite for Double Wind Quintet
Riegger: Concerto for Piano and Woodwind Quintet
Mozart: Serenade No. 12

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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Aspen Festival Orchestra
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO
Robert Spano, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano

Mozart: Bella mia flamma...Restra, o cara, K. 528
Ravel: Sheherazade
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic"

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Chamber Music Marathon
Aspen, CO
Ava Nazar, piano
Schubert: Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen", D. 802
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Chamber music with Conrad Tao, piano and Stefan Jackiw, violin
Harris Hall
Aspen, CO
Conrad Tao, piano
Harrison Linsey, oboe
Taylor Marino, clarinet
Christina Bonatakis, bassoon
Rachelle Jenkins, horn

Poulenc: Sextet
Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 18

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Aspen Festival Orchestra
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO
David Robertson, conductor
Simone Porter, violin

Christopher Rouse: Symphony No. 3
Barber: Violin Concerto, op. 14
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires
Harris Hall
Aspen, CO
Scott Terrell, conductor
Cecelia Hall, mezzo-soprano
Luis Alejandro Orozco, baritone

Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ravinia
Highland Park, IL
Rafael Payare, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, piano

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

http://www.cso.org
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ravinia
Highland Park, IL
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3

http://www.cso.org
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Aspen Festival Orchestra
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO
Michael Stern, conductor
Robert McDuffie, violin

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Bernstein: Serenade
Debussy: Iberia from Images
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Mariav on Weber

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Aspen Festival Orchestra
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)
Debussy: Prelude to the Aternoon of a Faun
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 125

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Performance Today with Fred Child
Harris Hall
Aspen, CO
http://www.yourclassical.org/story/2015/07/30/on-stage-at-aspen-joyce-yang-and-a-standout-student-trio
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Katherine Siochi, harp
Sofia Nikas, viola

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Music with a View
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO
Katherine Siochi, harp
Sofia Nikas, viola

Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Aspen Festival Orchestra
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

R. Strauss: Don Juan, op. 20
Steven Mackey: Stumble to Grace
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 82

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Friday, July 17, 2015
Aspen Chamber Symphony
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO
Larry Rachleff, conductor
Daniel Hope, violin
Tengku Irfan, piano

Messaien: Oiseaux exotiques
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor
Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Aspen Festival Orchestra
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO
Christian Armig, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61
R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30

http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Ravel: Beyond the Score
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Ravel: La Valse

http://www.cso.org
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes
Ravel: La Valse

http://www.cso.org
Friday, June 5, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Ravel: Beyond the Score
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Ravel: La Valse

http://www.cso.org
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes
Ravel: La Valse

http://www.cso.org
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Bernard Haitink
Mahler 7
http://cso.org/
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Bernard Haitink
Mahler 7
http://cso.org/
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Bernard Haitink
Mahler 7
http://cso.org/
Friday, April 10, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Bernard Haitink
Mahler 7
http://cso.org/
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL
Bernard Haitink
Mahler 7
http://cso.org/
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Cabrillo Festival Orchestra
Civic Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Sean Friar Noise Gate
Thomas Newman It Got Dark (with Kronos Quartet)
Mason Bates Alternative Energy

click here for more info
Friday, August 2, 2013
Cabrillo Festival Orchestra
Civic Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Derek Bermel Dust Dances
Kevin Puts Flute Concerto (Adam Walker, flute)
Christopher Rouse Symphony No. 3

click here for more info
May 10, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic
Singletary Center for the Arts
Lexington, KY
Scott Terrell, conductor; Chu Fang Huang, piano; Project SEE Theatre
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3, Peter Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America
http://www.lexphil.org
May 4, 2013
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Uihlein Hall
Milwaukee, WI
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin
Strauss and Mozart
http://www.mso.org
May 3, 2013
Milwaukee Sympony Orchestra
Uihlein Hall
Milwaukee, WI
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin
Strauss and Mozart
http://www.mso.org
April 28, 2013
New World Symphony
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Kiera Duffy, soprano
Mahler 4
http://www.nws.edu/Events.aspx
April 27, 2013
New World Symphony
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Kiera Duffy, soprano
Mahler 4
http://www.nws.edu/Events.aspx
April 20, 2013
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Gala
Potawatomi Casino
Milwaukee, WI
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, guest artists
Copland, Adams, Gershwin, and Wagner
http://www.mso.org
April 12, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic
Singletary Center for the Arts
Lexington, KY
Johannes Moser, cello; Scott Terrell, conductor
Mason Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina, Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
http://www.lexphil.org
April 5, 2013
Musicians Club of Women Artists in Recital
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL
click here for more info
March 10, 2013
Quad Cities Symphony
Centennial Hall
Rock Island, IL
Stravinsky Rite of Spring
http://www.qcsymphony.com
March 9, 2013
Quad Cities Symphony
Adler Theatre
Davenport, IA
Stravinsky Rite of Spring
http://www.qcsymphony.com
March 1, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic + eighth blackbird
Singletary Center for the Arts
Lexington, KY
Scott Terrell, conductor; eighth blackbird
Mozart: Divertimento K. 136, Jenner Higdon: On a Wire, Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
http://www.lexphil.org
February 16, 2013
University of Chicago New Music Ensemble
Fulton Recital Hall
February 8, 2013
Fullscore Chamber Orchestra
St. Paul's Church
Gurnee, IL
Works by Brahms, Britten, and Walker
February 3, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic: Piazzolla's Tango Opera
Downtown Arts Center
Lexington, KY
Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
http://www.lexphil.org
February 2, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic: Piazzolla's Tango Opera
Downtown Arts Center
Lexington, KY
Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
http://www.lexphil.org
February 2, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic: Piazzolla's Tango Opera
Downtown Arts Center
Lexington, KY
Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
http://www.lexphil.org
February 1, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic: Piazzolla's Tango Opera
Downtown Arts Center
Lexington, KY
Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
http://www.lexphil.org
January 13, 2013
Lexington Philharmonic - Two by Seuss
Lexington Opera House
Lexington, KY
A family concert featuring music from Dr. Seuss' beloved Green Eggs and Ham and Gerald McBoing Boing.
December 30, 2012
BENEFIT CONCERT in the Memory of the Victims of the Sandy Hook Tragedy
Pleasant Home
Oak Park, IL
Recent graduates from Juilliard, Curtis, and Manhattan School of Music host a musical meditation for the Chicago community.
December 17, 2012
Musicians Club of Women
Union League Club
Chicago, IL
also featuring Emily Granger, harp and Laura Miller, violin
works by Bach, Piazzolla, Paganini, Ibert, and more!
December 9, 2012
Lexington Philharmonic: Candy Cane Takes a Global Sleigh Ride
Singletary Centery for the Arts
Lexington, KY
Anaphora
Green Mill
Chicago, IL
http://greenmilljazz.com/
November 16, 2012
Lexington Philharmonic
Singletary Center for the Arts
Lexington, Kentucky
Scott Terrell, Music Director
Sibelius 5, Copland Old American Songs No. 1, Copland Suite from the Tenderland, Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs
http://www.lexphil.org
November 10, 2012
University of Chicago New Music Ensemble
Fulton Hall
Chicago, IL
October 28, 2012
Voices of America
Lexington Opera House
Lexington, KY
Featuring music from American composers Aaron Copland, George Chadwick and Steve Heitzeg and exploring some of America's most influential story tellers like Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson and Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://www.lexphil.org/family-series.php
October 7, 2012
25th Season Opening Concert: The Russian Musical Soul
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Stravinsky Petrushka, Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony
click here for more info
October 6, 2012
25th Season Opening Concert: The Russian Musical Soul
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Stravinsky Petrushka, Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony
click here for more info
September 16, 2012
Grand Finale Closing Academy Concert
Great Hall - National Pastime Theater
Chicago, IL
Matthias Pintscher, conductor; Josephine Lee, conductor; George Lepauw, piano; Ted Seymour, choreographer; Joffrey Ballet’s Abigail Simon and Ogulcan Borova; Ballet Chicago; Chicago Children’s Choir
Beethoven "Creatures of Prometheus" Opus 43, Beethoven Symphony Nr. 3 in E Flat Major, Opus 55 "Eroica", Beethoven Fantasy in C Minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra Opus 80
September 13, 2012
International Beethoven Festival
Mason Hall - National Pastime Theater
Chicago, IL
J.S. Bach - All Six Brandenburg Concerti
September 11, 2012
International Beethoven Festival
Mason Hall - National Pastime Theater
Chicago, IL
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Prometheus Ensemble
Mohammed Fairouz Violin Sonata (Chicago premiere), Mohammed Fairouz "Furia" (Chicago premiere)
http://www.lvbfest.com/
September 8, 2012
Beethoven Festival Grand Opening Concert
Great Hall - National Pastime Theater
Chicago, IL
James Ehnes, violin; Daniel Boico, conductor
http://www.lvbfest.com/
May 5, 2012
University of Chicago New Music Ensemble
Rockefeller Chapel
Chicago, IL
with The Spektral Quartet
multi-media performance of Andrea Clearfield's Lung-Ta
click here for more info
April 15, 2012
Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra
North Shore Performing Arts Center
Skokie, IL
Francesco Milioto, conductor
Mahler 4
http://www.svso.org/
March 31, 2012
The Three Graces
The Heartland Cafe
Chicago, IL
Emily Granger, harp; Rose Armbrust Griffin, viola
Works by Debussy, Jolivet, Pärt, Piazzolla, Radiohead, Anna Clyne, and more!
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March 25, 2012
Dempster Street Pro Musica - Concertofest
SPACE
Evanston, IL
Yuan Qing Yu, violin; Eugenia Moliner, flute; Stephen Alltop, harpsichord; Michael Henoch, oboe
J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, J.S. Bach - Concerto in C Minor for violin and oboe, Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto in G for violin, flute, and oboe, C.P.E. Bach - Concerto for harpsichord, Tomaso Albinoni - Concerto for oboe in B flat Major
click here for more info
March 4, 2012
Recital
Montgomery Place
Chicago, IL
works by Jolivet, Debussy, Ibert, Pärt
January 28, 2012
New World Symphony - 'Dance of Devotion'
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
Mark Wigglesworth - conductor
October 27, 2011
Noontime Concert Series
Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Emily Granger, harp; Alex Smith, viola
August 7, 2011
Master's Recital
Ford Hall, University of Indiana
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Festival Orchestra
IU Auditorium
Bloomington, IN
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
July 21, 2011
Indiana University Festival Orchestra
IU Auditorium
Bloomington, IN
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
July 2, 2011
Indiana University Festival Orchestra
Ravinia Pavilion
Highland Park, IL
Michael Stern, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin
July 1, 2011
Indiana University Festival Orchestra
IU Auditorium
Bloomington, IN
Michael Stern, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin
May 30-June 18, 2011
Sarasota Festival
Sarasota, FL
May 8, 2011
New World Symphony
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
Peter Oundjian - conductor
Alexander Lovehttps://www.alexanderlovemusic.com/
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestrahttps://www.apo.co.nz/
New World Symphonyhttp://www.nws.edu
Jonah Gasterhttp://homepages.math.uic.edu/~gaster/
Emily Grangerhttp://www.emilygranger.com
Pascal LeBoeufhttp://pascalleboeuf.com
Aestheticize Mediaweb/graphic designhttp://www.aestheticize.com

Live from Harris Hall on Performance Today with Fred Child

Claude Debussy
Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Sofia Nikas, viola; Katherine Siochi, harp
July 2015
Harris Hall; Aspen, CO
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