Five Fridays IV: Flute, Saxophone, Piano

Friday March 15, 2024 at 7:30pm

The Aeolian Trio

Lily Wintringham, flute

Jonathan Wintringham, saxophone

Michael Djupstrom, piano

on the labyrinth at
St. Paul’s Church, Chestnut Hill

In the fourth concert of the season you will enjoy a unique and varied program of music, arranged for this unusual instrumental ensemble.

Since 2011 the Five Fridays series has raised funds to benefit two local organizations that combat hunger and homelessness in NW Philadelphia.  Thanks to support from generous sponsors and concert-goers, all net proceeds from the series will be shared between Face to Face Germantown and Family Promise of Philadelphia.  A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert.

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3 White Landscapes, op. 47 – Takashi Yoshimatsu (b. 1953)
arr.  J. Wintringham for flute, tenor saxophone & piano

Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
arr. J. Wintringham for flute, alto saxophone & piano

Elegie – Doina Rotaru (b.1951)
for flute & piano

Romanian Folk Dances – Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
arr. M. Djupstrom for flute, alto saxophone & piano

Visions Fugitives, Op. 22 (selections) – Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
arr. J. Wintringham for alto saxophone & piano

Beyond the Forest – Michael Djupstrom (b. 1980)
for flute & piano

Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano – Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)


Lily Wintringham made her first professional debut at the age of eleven in a performance of Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D Major as the soloist with Hongming Youth Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras since, including the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra and the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. She has won several awards both in China and the US. An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Wintringham is constantly working with composers to commission and premiere new works. In 2011, she was invited to collaborate with Pulitzer Prize winner, Jennifer Higdon, and the University of Wyoming Chorus in their tour in Seattle and recording of her work O Magnum Mysterium for choir and two flutes. She has premiered numerous works by composers in both the United States and China, including works for solo flute/piccolo and piano, as well as chamber and orchestral works. Ms. Wintringham held faculty positions at the Rowan Community Music School from 2018-2020, and the Eastman Community Music School from 2014-2017, where she served as the Director of the New Horizons (NH) Flute Ensemble, and as the NH Flute Mentor. She also served as guest artist in residency at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in China and the Hong Kong Flute Academy. Since 2015, Ms. Wintringham began exploring a different side of the music industry, managing and assisting artists in international touring projects. She has represented artists in the US, Japan, South Korea and China. Ms. Wintringham is a co-founder and the President of the International Saxophone Academy. She is also the Operations Manager at 8VA Music Consultancy, a global public relations and strategic consultancy specializing in the performing arts market. Additionally, she was a member of the Program Development and Concert Production teams at MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International in NYC, where she worked with musicians from all over the world to produce concerts at Carnegie Hall and abroad.

“A major force in the saxophone world,” (American Record Guide) Jonathan Wintringham has been described as “absolutely stunning…nothing short of a virtuoso,” (‘The Sax’ Magazine, Japan) and “a saxophonist of unusual sophistication…changing his color in ways so sensitive that he bordered on alchemist” (Philadelphia Inquirer). “Possessing a confidence and grace that comes from somewhere beyond experience,” (Arizona Daily Star) “he phrases with an artistic awareness well beyond his years” (ARG). He is in demand as a performer and educator, presenting throughout North America, China, England, Japan, and South Korea. Guided by a strong desire to collaborate with living composers, Jonathan has contributed to the addition of over forty new works for saxophone. Emerging as a leading performer of his generation, he won first-place awards in more than twenty competitions. He received the S&R Foundation’s Washington Award for “dynamism, vision and exceptional creativity,” three awards from the Eastman School of Music for demonstrating “outstanding performing abilities,” “excellence in chamber music,” and “excellence in teaching,” and he was selected as the first saxophonist to join the MPhil Artist’s Roster based in Vienna, Austria. Wintringham presents at musical institutions worldwide, including the Eastman School of Music (US), London College of Music, England), Central Conservatory (China), Shanghai Conservatory (China), Kunitachi College of Music (Japan), and more. He was the first Artist in Residence at the Zennor Music (England), and the first classical saxophonist to be featured on APM’s Performance Today: Young Artists in Residence. He was interviewed and performed for several other television and radio shows, and his debut CD, Walimai, was broadcast internationally. Wintringham is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the International Saxophone Academy. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, Master of Music degree, and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and his past instructors include Chien-Kwan Lin, Timothy McAllister, Nobuya Sugawa, Masato Kumoi, Kelland Thomas, Scott Wright, and Asako Inoue. Wintringham is a Conn-Selmer Artist and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively. He is also an Astral Artists’ Laureate and an Endorsing Artist for MusicMedic’s RooPads.

Composer and pianist Michael Djupstrom‘s work captured first prizes in the international composition competitions of the UK’s Delius Society, the American Viola Society, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, and has received awards from institutions including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, MacDowell, and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, among many others. In recent years, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Arizona Friends of Chamber Music are among the many institutions that have awarded him commissions for new works. His music has been presented and broadcast across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia and has been released on numerous commercial recordings. As a pianist, Djupstrom’s passion for chamber music has led to concerts for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the British Library, Brooklyn Art Song Society, Hong Kong’s “Intimacy of Creativity” festival, Music From Angel Fire, Tanglewood, and many other presenters worldwide. In recent seasons, his special interest in Romanian classical music led to performances at the George Enescu Festival of McGill University, a recital highlighting contemporary Romanian and American works at the annual Meridian Festival in Bucharest, and to advanced Romanian language study with the assistance of a Romanian government scholarship. A 2020 grant from the S&R Evermay Foundation helped share this excitement for Romanian music through the creation of a chamber music series in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Djupstrom teaches chamber music at the University of Pennsylvania and maintains a private composition and piano studio. Previously, he taught composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, theory and orchestration for Boston University, ear training for the University of Michigan, and piano at Settlement Music School. Djupstrom received degrees from the University of Michigan and the Curtis Institute of Music. He pursued additional studies in Paris with Betsy Jolas, whom he later worked for as musical assistant.

Final Five Fridays concert of the 2023-24 season