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Amaryllis DuoAmaryllis Duo
The Amaryllis Duo will provide an elegant and memorable touch to your special event. The combination of flute and harp is ideal for a variety of settings, including weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, corporate events and other special occasions. Flute and harp repertoire ranges from standard classical selections to jazzy classics, romantic movie themes or Broadway show tunes. The versatility of the flute and harp repertoire allows our performance to be personalized to suit your taste and needs.
The musical entertainment is an integral part of your event, and our duo will work with you to ensure that it will be a memorable occasion. The enthusiasm and energy with which Bonnie and Sarah approach each performance will create the perfect ambience for your event and provide an enchanting musical experience that you and your guests will truly enjoy.
“The Amaryllis Duo performance was awe-inspiring and truly memorable. Their talent and demeanor are traits of exceptional musicians. Sarah and Bonnieäó»s artistic ability is astounding.” — J. Kriley, Old South Meeting House (2006 First Night Boston Concert)
Harpist, Sarah Anne Manning and Flutist, Bonnie L. Cochran both maintain rigorous schedules as soloists, orchestral members, chamber music collaborators and teachers. They are both conservatory trained musicians with degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory and Boston Conservatory. Bonnie was a 2004 winner of the National Flute Association’s Convention Performer Competition. Sarah has performed nationally and internationally with as a member of several festival orchestras including the Texan International Festival, the Bowdoin Chamber Music Festival and the AIMS Orchestra of Graz, Austria. In October 2005, Sarah was invited to perform as a soloist with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and Bonnie’s original composition entitled, Fantasie for flute and piano received its world premiere at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. The artists have performed throughout the Boston area with the following ensembles: Newton Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Civic Symphony, Metrowest Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Cape Cod Symphony and Willow Flute Ensemble.
“The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble played with remarkable sensitivity, grace, and charm. Hearing young musicians play with such confidence and poise was an inspiring experience for our school’s music students. The general public also greatly enjoyed the performance, offering extended applause and demanding several call-backs.” — Dr. D. Case, Artistic Director, Musica Eclectica Concert Series (Flute, harp and violin concert, Quincy, MA)