Blackbird Redux Duo Zuber
- Gareth Farr (b. 1968): Kembang Suling:
- 1Kembang Suling: I. Bali04:10
- 2Kembang Suling: II. Japan03:17
- 3Kembang Suling: III. South India03:36
- Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992), Greg Zuber (b. 1952):
- 4Le merle noir, I/37 (Arr. G. Zuber for Flute & Marimba)06:50
- William Susman (b. 1960):
- 5Amores Montuños12:19
- Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959), Greg Zuber: Assobio a Játo (Arr. G. Zuber for Flute & Marimba):
- 6Assobio a Játo (Arr. G. Zuber for Flute & Marimba): I. Allegro non troppo03:27
- 7Assobio a Játo (Arr. G. Zuber for Flute & Marimba): II. Adagio02:50
- 8Assobio a Játo (Arr. G. Zuber for Flute & Marimba): III. Vivo04:16
Info for Blackbird Redux
Patricia Wolf Zuber and Greg Zuber, a husband and wife duo, have been exploring and expanding the flute and marimba duo repertoire for over thirty years. They are passionate about this music, having played countless pieces for this combination and commissioning and arranging over 30 works. They are both winners of numerous Grammy Awards for their performances with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York, Patricia as an Associate Flutist and Greg as Principal Percussionist, a position he has held for more than 25 years.
We have been performing together since we first met in college. Along with busy careers based in New York City, at the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, and with other prestigious ensembles, we have continued our duo performances, building repertoire with newly discovered works, commissioned pieces, and adapted and arranged music.
We take inspiration from genius composers whose vocation is to translate ideas of life into form and sound. Our passion has been to present the most inspired, stylish, intelligent, expressive works from which to craft our programs.
We hope this album, with works created over a 60 year span, entertains and inspires listeners everywhere.
Patricia Wolf Zuber, flute
Greg Zuber, marimba
Recorded by Greg Zuber at West Street Studio, Closter, NJ, 2013 to 2017
Mixed and mastered by Eleni Maltas at Aerial Sound NYC
Produced by Patricia Zuber and Greg Zuber
has performed with many major orchestras in the New York area. She has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Lincoln Center, performing with them at Carnegie Hall, on live high-definition broadcasts to theaters across the globe, on tour in Japan, and in the Grammy Award winning DVD’s of the Met’s Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner and Dr. Atomic by John Adams. She has also performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, American Composers Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and the Westchester Philharmonic. She has performed on Broadway in The King and I, Beauty and the Beast, Candide, Swan Lake, Jekyll and Hyde, Ragtime, and La Bohème. She is piccoloist with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, with which she has appeared as a concerto soloist. Ms. Zuber is an avid recitalist, performing solo recitals as well as chamber music. She performs regularly in Duo Zuber with her husband, percussionist Gregory Zuber. Together they have commissioned over twenty works for flute and marimba, greatly expanding the repertoire of this combination of instruments. She has taught at the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East at Bennington College, Vermont, and at the Verbier Music Festival in Verbier, Switzerland. She currently teaches at the Elisabeth Morrow School and the Dwight-Englewood School. She performs in the summer with the Santa Fe Opera. She is a current board member and past president of the New York Flute Club.
is Principal Percussionist of the MET Orchestra and has been a member of the orchestra since 1986. He appeared with the orchestra as concerto soloist in Carnegie Hall in 2002 and performs regularly with the Met Chamber Ensemble. Mr. Zuber has been a coach at the Verbier Music Festival since 2000, where he also appears in recital and chamber music concerts. He has taught at The Juilliard School since 1993. Born in Boston, he grew up in Chicago. After two summers at The National Music Camp at Interlochen, he attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, then University of Illinois, and Temple University. Before joining the Met, he was Principal Percussionist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. His teachers include Tom Siwe (University of Illinois), James Ross (Chicago Symphony) and Alan Abel (Philadelphia Orchestra). Mr. Zuber often performs concerts with his wife, flutist Patricia Zuber. He has two wonderful daughters!