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. Carla Copeland-Burns is a member of the NC Opera Orchestra, Blue Mountain/Forecast, and the Greensboro Symphony and is a frequent performer with the North Carolina Symphony, Carolina Ballet, and for nationally touring Broadway productions. Carla teaches at Duke University and Meredith College, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. She joined the Clazz Music Festival (Italy) faculty in 2018. 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.