Has there been a time in your life where you’ve looked to someone to guide you? Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra is a musician whose life was changed by her mentor. Join her for engaging conversations with musicians, visual artists, and writers as they share personal stories of deep connection that will warm your heart and inspire you....whatever you do and wherever you are on your path.
Musicians, artists, and writers often have impressive bios. What those bios don't reveal are the personal stories of deep connection between student and mentor.
Flight of the Bumblebee from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"--is at the heart of a fantastical tale which includes a large cast of characters including a king and a queen, a magical swan, and a prince turned bumblebee. It's a dazzling colorful encore piece, instantly recognizable and adopted by all kinds of instrumentalists, from string players, to pianists and of course flutists. The buzzier and the faster, the better!!
Georg Philip Telemann, Fantaisie No. 12 for solo flute by Karen Kevra
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee by the Russian National Orchestra
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,Scheherazade, Op. 35 - I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship, André Previn · Rainer Küchl · Wiener Philharmoniker
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee by Karen Kevra
photo credit: Karen Kevra