Portland concert to feature Grammy flutist

Barth will perform modern works during a free performance March 16
Barth will perform modern works during a free performance March 16

Highlighting a month-long celebration of modern music, Grammy-award winning flutist and UO faculty member Molly Barth will perform a free concert March 16 at the University of Oregon’s Portland location at the White Stag Block.

Barth and guitarist Dieter Hennings will perform modern works during the noon performance at 70 NW Couch St., which is part of the annual March Music Moderne series.

The repertoire will include works by Philippe Hurel, Juan Trigos, Hebert Vazquez, David Lang, Jean Michel Damase, and Toru Takemitsu. The duo will also perform Michael Fiday’s "Five Haiku," a piece written for Barth and Hennings.

Barth is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician who has toured throughout the world and recorded four albums with Cedille Records. She won a Grammy in 2008 for "Best Chamber Music Performance"; she also holds a 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Hennings has been a soloist with numerous ensembles nationally and internationally and he won the 2008 Aaron Brock International Guitar Competition.

“Dieter and I are cut from the same musical cloth,” Barth said. “We are equally drawn to certain styles of contemporary music, and our work ethic is, shall we say, insane. During our last rehearsal period, we worked together for about nine to ten hours each day.”