Dreaming in Color
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The Jano Duo (flute/cello) offers delightful performances of new works for their ensemble.

The Jano Duo (Naomi Seidman, flute and Jonathan Dexter, cello) was formed in 2012 to play works written or arranged for flute and cello. The duo has performed across the country and continues to commission and perform new works for their instruments. This recording reflects their commitment to music of our time with works by Efrain Amaya, Cherise Leiter, Lonnie Hevia, Matt Doran, Ángel Villoldo, and a commissioned work by Stephen Hopkins. Naomi Seidman is recognized as an accomplished solo performer, chamber musician, and educator. On the faculty at Pennsylvania State University School of Music, she has participated in numerous festivals and has presented master classes around the country, appeared as soloist with orchestras; and is actively involved with the National Flute Association. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Yale. Cellist, composer, and sound engineer Jonathan Dexter has been featured on SONY Masterworks & Columbia Records recorings with singer Megan Hilty; film sountracks; and tv series. He composed, performed, and recorded the original score to short film Recess, an official selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Franz Liszt Academy and University of Texas at Austin, he conducts the Central Pennsylvania Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Efrain Amaya, composer
Naomi Seidman (flute); Jonathan Dexter (cello)

Cherise D. Leiter, composer
Naomi Seidman (flute); Jonathan Dexter (cello)

Lonnie Hevia, composer
I am and I Watch The Drama of Works
Naomi Seidman (flute); Jonathan Dexter (cello)

Matt Doran, composer
Naomi Seidman (flute); Jonathan Dexter (cello)

Stephen Hopkins, composer
Summer Dreams Suite
Naomi Seidman (flute); Jonathan Dexter (cello)

Ángel G. Villoldo, composer
El Chocio
Naomi Seidman (flute); Jonathan Dexter (cello)

"A variety of moods is presented in this program; all the works were written for flute and cello duo, most after 2009.…This all adds up to a short but snappy collection of duos played with smiles and smoothness by the Jano Duo. The playing is perfect -- and amusing -- and the recording is not much less than that." (American Record Guide)