Flutist Adrianne Greenbaum is known internationally as the pioneer of the klezmer flute tradition, performing on historical instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries. She is Professor of Flute at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Greenbaum has appeared with such orchestras as New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Berlin Ballet at the Met, the Period Orchestra of the Fairfield Academy, and for many years performed with the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Her three “FleytMuzik” recordings have received high praise, calling her sound “muscular and soulful”. She is solo flutist with the Wall Street Chamber Players, Principal Flute Emeritus of the New Haven Symphony and freelances in the US and Canada. She has also held faculty positions at Wesleyan and Yale Universities, and at Smith College. Her popular master classes focus on tone, klezmer techniques, traverso exploration, and improvisation across genres. Greenbaum is a published arranger (F. Doppler’s Andante and Rondo) and composer (Mozart G major concerto cadenzas). Her reputation as an historic instrument performer featuring either baroque or klezmer has garnered invitations to perform in UK, France and Austria and throughout the US.
The FleytMuzik project is about returning the flute to its rightful place in the world of klezmer research and the concert stage. The concert features works gathered from research of Moishe Beregovsky, musicologist in the 1930's, German Goldenshteyn, primary source clarinetist from Moldova and Kostokovsky folio form 1916, plus original compositions. The concert is performed on historic instruments of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the same as those that were played by the klezmer musician; all flutes original to facilitate full understanding and appreciation for the klezmer and the music.