Frost School of Music Flute Studio to Perform ‘Angels and Devils’

September 06, 2010 — CORAL GABLES, FL – The University of Miami Frost School of Music will present an ambitious faculty artist recital by Frost associate professor Trudy Kane on flute, concluding with a performance of Henry Brant’s rarely performed Angels and Devils featuring Trudy Kane and the Frost Flute Studio on September 30th at 8 PM at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall on the Coral Gables campus (1314 Miller Drive). Henry Brant was America's foremost composer of acoustic spatial music and Angels and Devils presents significant challenges in respect to both preparation time and proficiency. Every single part is difficult, and vital, making it tricky to assemble enough excellent flutists together in one place to perform it. The Frost Flute Studio is comprised of stellar flutists who study with Professor Kane and are up to the challenge.

Trudy Kane joined the faculty of the Frost School of Music in 2008 after 32 seasons as principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera. She received both a BM and MM from the Juilliard School of Music. Upon graduation she freelanced and spent two years as a regular extra with the New York Philharmonic. Kane is celebrating a milestone birthday by presenting a significant recital that will feature many of her favorite flute solos such as: Jundrich Feld's Sonata for Flute; Gabrielle Faure’s Morceau de Concours as well as his Sicillienne; Philippe Gaubert’s Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando; Eugene Bozza’s Agrestide, and Henry Brant’s Angels and Devils (with flute orchestra).

Ms. Kane is active in the commercial recording field and can be heard on the soundtracks of many film scores ( She can be heard and seen on many Met videos including Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, Peter Grimes and three different La Bohemes. Trudy Kane has given master classes at noted universities including Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music, Penn State, and University of North Texas. Her CD, In the French Style, includes works by Fauré, Frank, and Gieseking. A number of her transcriptions for Flute Quartet have been published, plus her transcription of the Fauré Sonata and cadenzas for Mozart’s Concerto in D Major.

She has been privileged to work with many great conductors, including Carlos Kleiber, Karl Bőhm, Erich Leinsdorf, James Levine, Pierre Boulez, and Valery Gergiev and great singers such as Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming, and Joan Sutherland.

The Frost School of Music, one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded, is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School. Building on its foundation as a Conservatory of Music, the Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology. The Frost School was also among the first to offer degrees in Studio Music and Jazz, Music Therapy, and Accompanying and Chamber Music. In addition, the Frost School was the first in a major university to develop a student-run label, ‘Cane Records, and a publishing company, Category Five. The School’s innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation. The Frost School continues to lead, having recently established a new songwriting degree; the “Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program.” Also, the world-renowned Henry Mancini Institute has relocated from Los Angeles to the Frost School.

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Prof. Trudy Kane and students of the Frost Flute Studio will perform a rarely heard work for flute orchestra, Angels and Devils by Henry Brandt on September 30, 2010.