Ambassador Series: Flutissimo 4 X 4 X 4
The recital features four professional musicians playing music from four countries, written over four centuries, or 4 X 4 X 4. This special event celebrates the centennial of the great 20th-century flute virtuoso Jean-Pierre Rampal.
Featuring enchanting works by Gioachino Rossini, Albert Roussel, and Francis Poulenc, this multimedia recital illuminates Rampal’s legacy and the music performed. Mississippi-based artists Danilo Mezzadri (flute), Susan Ruggiero (voice), and Brian Murphy (piano) share the stage with the internationally acclaimed Italian flutist Fabio Angelo Colajanni.
This collaboration brings to Long Beach, Mississippi, the U.S. leg of a recital tour that began in Rome, Italy. Jean-Pierre Rampal was an internationally renowned flutist with a superb sense of musicality, delightful tone, dazzling technique, and charming personality. Rampal performed concerts around the globe for over fifty years and recorded over four hundred albums. He became the first flutist to achieve household name recognition.
The Ambassador Series, a cultural outreach project of USM’s Gulf Park campus, will present musical performances along the Mississippi Gulf Coast throughout 2022-23.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:00pm
Fleming Education Center
203 Bear Point Drive, Long Beach, MS 39560