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William Underwood III, Flute and Carl Blake, Piano
July 25, 2023
William Underwood III, Flute and Carl Blake, Piano

Cécile Chaminade: Concertino

Sigfrid Karg Elert: Sinfonische Kanzone, Op. 114

Eugène Bozza: Image for Solo Flute, Op. 38

Ian Clarke: Hypnosis

William Grant Still: Summerland

Ernst von Dohnányi: Aria for Flute and Piano, Op. 48, No.1

François Borne: Carmen Fantasy

William Underwood III performs in traditional, avant-garde, social, and sacred arenas. He holds the Bachelor of Science in Music and Master of Music in Flute Performance degrees from Florida A&M University and Wayne State University, respectively. William has toured Japan extensively with Kyodo Tokyo Incorporated and regularly works as a solo, collaborative, and recording flutist.

CARL BLAKE (piano) holds three degrees in piano performance: Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) from Boston University, Master of Arts from San Jose State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Cornell University. Dr. Blake has performed to critical acclaim three times in Weill Recital Hall (formerly, Carnegie Recital Hall), Wigmore Hall (London), and L’Hermitage (Winter Palace of the Czars, St. Petersburg, Russia).  In addition, he has toured France, England, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands as an Artistic Ambassador for the United States Department of State.  Currently, he serves as Director of Music of The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco and serves on the Board of Directors of Noontime Concerts SF.