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/piccolo
player 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.