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The Muse Presents Midnight Sun Two

  • The Tipsy Muse Cafè 86 Regent Street Fredericton Canada (map)

Christoper and Kathryn eagles combine classical and contemporary music for a special performance of Flute and percussion at the Muse with Midnight Sun Two

Christopher Eagles

Christopher Eagles is a percussionist based out of Boulder Colorado. He holds a music degree from Acadia University (B.M.) which he completed under Mark Adam, and a master's degree which he completed under the tutelage of Morris Palter at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Chris specializes in contemporary percussion music, both in a chamber and solo setting. He has appeared as a guest artist with chamber groups such as The Chamber Cartel (Atlanta), The Nebula Ensemble (Denver), and the Acadia Faculty Improv Group (Nova Scotia). An active commissioner of new work Chris has commissioned both solo and chamber works by composers such as Emerson Eads (Alaska), Lucas Oikle (Japan), Brian Topp (New Brunswick) Donald Stewart (Seattle) and most recently from Derek Charke (Nova Scotia). Chris' chamber group the Midnight Sun 2, is currently commissioning works for what will be a full CD of works for flute and percussion, set to be recorded in early 2018. Chris' wife Kathryn Hendrickson is his counterpart in that group.He now teaches percussion and drumline at Colorado Christian University. Prior to moving to the USA, Christopher lived on the east coast of Canada where he studied and performed extensively as a classical percussionist as well as a Jazz and Rock drum kit player. In addition to this Christopher has spent two summers as a member of the Band of the Ceremonial Guard, one of Canada’s premier military bands.

Kathryn Eagles

Dr. Kathryn Eagles is a flutist and educator from Fairbanks, Alaska. She holds both a BM and MA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her primary teachers include Dorli McWayne and Christina Jennings. In addition to her studies at the university, she has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Hilary Abigana from The Forth Wall, John Barcellona, Nicole Esposito, Dr. Naomi Seidman, Lisa Garner Santa, Lorna McGhee, Claire Chase, and Carol Wincenc.As an orchestral flutist, Dr. Eagles regularly performs with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Mahlerfest Colorado, and can be heard on the newest live Indigo Girls album, playing second flute and piccolo. Additionally, she held the positions of Assistant Principal Flute and Piccolo with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra for many years.An avid chamber musician, Eagles has a profound interest in both contemporary and classical repertoire for the flute. Eagles’s duo, The Midnight Sun Two, is finishing their debut album: From Light to Dark. This album consists of new chamber works for flute and percussion, from composers Emerson Eads (Alaska), Lucus Oikle (Canada), Olivia Kieffer (USA), John Drumheller (USA), Molly Joyce (USA), and Derek Charke (Canada). Additionally, Eagles has performed chamber music at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C., the National Flute Association Conventions, and the Gumi International Music Festival in Gumi, South Korea.