Duke Wind Symphony: STARS, with guest soloist Alex Sopp, flute
A star on the flute, Alex Sopp performs Joel Puckett's "Shadow of Sirius;" other works include "Conga del Fuego Nuevo" by Arturo Márquez and Kevin Day's "A Song for Tomorrow."
The Duke Wind Symphony is directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant. Admission is free.
If you're unable to attend this concert in person, livestream it at: https://youtube.com/live/af6JlZCUb0o. View the complete program: https://music.duke.edu/sites/music.duke.edu/files/documents/Concert%204_April%206%20online%20program.pdf.
Alex Sopp is a musician and artist living in Brooklyn. As the flutist of yMusic, The Knights, NOW Ensemble, and the Berlin-based group Between Worlds Ensemble, the New York Times has praised her playing as "exquisite" and "beautifully nuanced." Comfortable in many genres, Alex has commissioned, premiered, toured, and recorded extensively with some of the most exciting composers and songwriters of our time, including Paul Simon, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, Jonsí of Sigur Ros, Philip Glass, Andrew Norman, Bruce Hornsby, Son Lux, Gabriel Kahane, St. Vincent, Anohni, Judd Greenstein, José González, My Brightest Diamond, The Dirty Projectors, and The National. A sought-after soloist, Alex made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony, has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, The Oregon Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony, and has commissioned and premiered concerti with The Knights at Carnegie Hall.
In addition to playing the flute, Alex is a singer and a visual artist. She will release a record of her original songs later this year - stay tuned! She was a member of Paul Simon's band for his "Farewell Tour", providing flute, whistles, and vocal harmonies to the iconic songwriter's body of work. Her voice can be heard on many of the records her groups have collaborated with.
Alex grew up in St. Croix, Virgin Islands and studied at The Juilliard School.