Carla Copeland-Burns, flute & alto flute, and Inara Zandmane, piano, assisted by Michael Burns, bassoon
Works by NC's Charles Delaney, Carl Reinecke, Tom Dempster, and Valerie Coleman. Featuring a piece by Valerie Coleman called FANMI IMEN - Haitian Creole for Maya Angelou's famous work, HUMAN FAMILY. Flutist Carla Copeland-Burns enjoys an active teaching and performing career based in North Carolina, including appearances with the Greensboro and Salisbury Symphonies, as well as the North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, Blue Mountain, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and with the performer-composer collective Forecast Music. Carla teaches at Duke University, an in summers she is on the faculty of the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy and Germany. Pianist Inara Zandmane has performed with such artists as Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Augustin Hadelich, Ray Chen, Sergei Antonov, Yura Lee, Martin Storey, Paul Coletti, Vincent David, Ian Clarke, and Branford Marsalis. She is a member of the Blue Mountain Ensemble and also performs in duos with saxophonist Susan Fancher and violinist Fabián López. Inara performs across the US, recently appearing at the Kennedy Center and the Aspen Music festival. She is the staff accompanist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Hailed for his "exquisite artistry," "stunning interpretations," and "flawless performances," New-Zealand-born bassoonist Michael Burns enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, teacher and composer. He is Professor of bassoon at the UNC Greensboro, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.