Two principal musicians with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Gabriel Renteria-Elyea (oboe) and Yukie Ota (flute) will perform together in this special livestream performance.
Join the Connecting Chords Music Festival Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM Eastern in April and May for a livestream concert series featuring West Michigan-based musicians, broadcasting from La Luna Recording Studio in Kalamazoo.
Their livestream on April 29 features a special performance from two principal musicians with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra: Gabriel Renteria-Elyea (oboe) and Yukie Ota (flute).
Please note: this show must be watched live; there will be no replay available.
About the Musicians
Gabriel Renteria-Elyea is Principal Oboe and Artist in Residence with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and he has played with orchestras all around the United States, including the Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, he has performed in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Yukie Ota is an internationally renowned flutist, but she may be most well known for her 2014 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition performance. When a butterfly landed on her forehead, she continued to play without letting it impact her. Known as "Madame Butterfly," the video has been viewed over 2.5 million times on YouTube.
Support for this livestream was arranged through the Kalamazoo Federation of Musicians, with a grant provided by the Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by Recording Companies in Canada and the United States.
Produced by the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music - a nonprofit arts organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan - the Connecting Chords Music Festival events center around the common convictions and threads that draw our community together: the importance of cultural traditions, human dignity, and the increased understanding of various faith traditions.
Learn more about the Festival and the organization behind it at www.mfsm.us.