Classical Guitarist Miles McConnell with Flutist Jolene Crossman

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Classical Guitarist Miles McConnell with Flutist Jolene Crossman

Classical guitarist Miles McConnell will present a program of music from around the world. Flutist Jolene Crossman will join Miles on a few of the selections. Among the music you’ll hear: Spanish and Latin American music (along with Argentine tango music for flute and guitar), a Scottish folk tune, and from Japan, Sakura, the song of the cherry blossoms. This program promises to showcase the wide range of sounds and colors of the classical guitar. For more information and a sample of Miles’ music, visit www.milesmcconnell.com.

Miles McConnell is currently based in Madison, Wisconsin, and is active as a performer and teacher. His solo recording, ‘S Wonderful, features music of Bach, Copland, Gershwin, and Falla. This past summer, Miles took part in Camino Guitar in Spain, a program that brings concerts to Pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. Upcoming engagements include a February performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major with the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra in Port Orange, Florida. Miles is on the music faculty at Loras College and Clarke University, both located in Dubuque Iowa, and he holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Jolene Crossman is a classical flute player who is currently studying at the University of Central Florida. At UCF, she performs with the Symphony Orchestra and various chamber orchestras and ensembles. She has also performed with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, the Orlando Opera, and Radical Measures, a group of musicians based in Daytona Beach. As an active member of the Florida Flute Association, Jolene competes and performs at the annual convention with flute ensembles. Recently she went on a Guatemala Tour with the UCF flute studio and participated in Camino Flutes in Spain. Jolene will graduate with a Bachelor of Music Performance in May 2018.