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Live from WRTI 90.1: The Philadelphia Flute Quartet Plays Music With Local Connections

The Philadelphia Flute Quartet visited the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio on October 28th with composer Eric Sessler in advance of concerts in Philadelphia and NYC, featuring a world premiere. The flute quartet features traditional flute, along with alto and bass flutes. Susan Lewis is host.


Ernesto Kohler, March, arr. Kathleen Brown

Eric Sessler, Hidden River, movement no. 1

Louis Anthony deLise, Dreamstates, movement no. 2, Pas de deux 

Cynthia Folio, One For Four

Musicians of the Philadelphia Flute Quartet

Thomas Meany, flute, piccolo; Kathleen Brown, bass, alto flute; Christine Brown, flute, piccolo; Anne Levinson, flute, bass flute; Eric Sessler, composer

Upcoming concerts include:

World Premiere of Sesssler's Hidden River in NYC at the Juilliard School on Nov. 16th

Program at the Free Library on Logan Square on Nov. 23rd featuring music by composers from the Philadelphia area.

The Philadelphia Flute Quartet is a professional ensemble dedicated to the performance of music for multiple flutes, educational presentations, and ensemble coaching. Core members of the quartet include Thomas Meany, Christine Hansen, Anne Levinson, and Kathleen Brown.

Eric Sessler is an award-winning composer whose recent projects include a new work for Jason Vieaux, a flute concerto for Jeffrey Khaner and the Cinncinati Chamber Orchestra, and a string quartet for the Dover Quartet.  He teaches at The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied composition, graduating in 1993.  He also received a doctorate and masters in Music from Juilliard, where he serves on the faculty of the school's pre-college division. 

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.