Christ Episcopal Church Hosts World Premiere Flute Recital

Allison Bourquin O'Reilly
Allison Bourquin O'Reilly, Photo: Courtesy

This Sunday, the Pipe Organ Restoration Fund at the Christ Episcopal Church of Sag Harbor will be holding an afternoon of flute and piano chamber music.

The church will be hosting flute player, Allison Bourquin O’Reilly and composer and pianist Dr. Daniel W. Koontz. The concert will be the inaugural performance for Koontz’s newest composition, “Sonatina.” Performances of George Frideric Handel’s “Sonata No. 5 in C Major,” “HWV 356” and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Sonata in D Major, Op. 94.”

Bourquin O’Reilly who passionately performs and teaches flute on the East End of Long Island has played with a numerous orchestras, including the Crane Symphony Orchestra, Northern Symphonic Winds, Crane Wind Ensemble, The Orchestra of Northern New York and others. The flutist has also played at some prestigious summer music festivals, such as the NYSSSA School of Orchestral Studies and Hartwick College Summer Music Festival & Institute and is a member of the Long Island Flute Club, the New York Flute Club and the National Flute Association. Exclusive of her passion for flute, Bourquin O’Reilly works full-time in event marketing for Dan’s Papers.

Koontz, who earned his Ph.D in Composition and received the 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, has performed throughout the United States, Canada, France, the Netherlands and China. Koontz has won awards from the American Music Center and the Society of Composers, and has had some of his most recent works performed by the the Momenta Quartet, Timetable Percussion and the Oracle Trio. Aside from live performances, Koontz’s recorded music can be found on Luminescence Records. His most recent work, 12 Improvements for Piano, will be released on Capstone Records.

The concert will be held from 3–5 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at Christ Episcopal Church, 4 East Union Street, Sag Harbor. Tickets will be sold for $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Click here to buy tickets.

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