ZAWA in concert

Stetson University will present ZAWA, a flute duo guest recital, on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

ZAWA is a renowned flute duo comprised of guest flutists, Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson, who have performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil. ZAWA was founded in 1997 from a desire to expand both flute duo repertoire and the artistic possibilities of two flutes performing together. ZAWA’s premiere performance took place in Elizabeth Hall at Stetson in 1997. Stetson faculty flutists, Dr. Susan McQuinn and Dr. Jean O. West, dean of the School of Music, will join them during the Jan. 26 recital.

Jill Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on four continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada and the United States. Felber is currently professor of flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Claudia Anderson’s brilliance and originality as a solo performer have graced audiences throughout the United States, Europe and Brazil. A Fulbright scholar to Italy, Anderson was subsequently principal flute of the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo inPalermo. After returning to the U.S., she was solo piccolo for 10 years with the Cedar Rapids (IA) Symphony and is presently principal flute with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony in Iowa. Receiving degrees from the Universities of Michigan, Massachusetts and Iowa, Anderson is a guest artist and clinician at many colleges and music series around the country; she is exclusively a Miyazawa artist.

Dianne Frazer is recognized globally as a premiere collaborative pianist. She has performed with a “who’s who” of international artists, and has performed in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Merkin Hall. She has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a college professor, symphony pianist, opera repetiteur, adjudicator, church organist, and solo pianist. Currently, she serves on the faculty of Louisiana State University.

Jean Ohlsson West is dean and professor of flute at Stetson University’s School of Music. She has been with Stetson since 1985 when she founded the Stetson Community School of Music, which she directed until 1992.  She is flutist with the faculty wind quintet and wind trio, and she is otherwise active as a solo, chamber and orchestral player within the university setting and beyond. Dr. West has been associated with Michigan’s Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp since 1995, teaching and playing flute in the Festival Band and Orchestra, and twice touring in Europe as group leader with the International Jazz Ensemble directed by her husband George.

Susan McQuinn is professor of flute at Stetson University, conductor of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Flute Choir in Orlando, Music Director at New Life Christian Fellowship in Titusville, flutist with the Bach Festival Orchestra in Winter Park, administrator and teacher of the Florida Flute Summer Workshop and a member of Veritate Winds. She has performed in solo and chamber recitals in Europe, Mexico and throughout the U.S., including a New York solo debut at Carnegie Recital Hall.

Admission prices: $10 general public; $8 senior citizens; $5 area students. For more information please contact the Concert Line at (386) 822-8947 or the School of Music at (386) 822-8950;