This week we are pleased to share Bach’s Sonata in E major for flute and basso continuo, performed by Elizabeth Kitson, accompanied by Kenneth Cooper.
Elizabeth Kitson is principal flutist with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra and the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. She is the 3 rd flute/piccoloplayer with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra and also performed as principal flutist for two seasons with the Utica Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Kitson performs regularly with the Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra, Clinton Symphony Orchestra (New York), the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, and the CT Virtuosi. She is on the music faculty of Choate Rosemary Hall and was a faculty member of the Manhattan School Summer Music Camp from 2005-2008. She received her M.M from the Manhattan School of Music and her B.M from the University of North Texas graduating summa cum laude. Her former teachers include Michael Parloff, Mary Karen Clardy, and Alberto Almarza. During the 2003, 2004 and 2007 seasons of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra Ms. Kitson-Arnold performed as principal flutist and she can be heard as a featured soloist on Villa-Lobos’s Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Quartet and Wind Orchestra on the recording Music of the Americas, #AWSO 117. She can also be heard on the recordings Reflections, #AWSO 118, and Concertos from Three Continents, #AWSO 112. She was a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, named an Outstanding Soloist at the Texas Flute Society’s 23rd Annual Flute Festival, and was a semi-finalist at the William C. Byrd Young Artist’s Competition.