Next Sunday Recital to Feature Flutist Erin Murphy

The Sunday Recital Series at Mary Baldwin University will continue at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 15th with flutist Erin Murphy in Francis Auditorium.

“This recital will feature Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionistic works, along with Irish flute music,” says Murphy. “Each piece will demonstrate a different style, mood, and personality, and listeners will have the opportunity to hear the distinct differences between classical flute and Irish flute.”

Murphy will be joined by pianist Lise Keiter for the well-known Suite in B Minor by J.S. Bach, Mozart’s beautiful Andante, and the exciting and virtuosic Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise by Franz Doppler. Doppler was a Polish composer and flute virtuoso living in the 19th-century, and the Fantaisie is one of his most popular works. Murphy will also play Debussy’s Syrinx, a short piece for solo flute that is considered one of the most important solo flute works in the 20th-century. And she will collaborate with guitarist Rafael Scarfullery for Entr’acte, a piece by Spanish composer Jacques Ibert.

Murphy is not only a seasoned classical performer, but also a specialist in Irish flute. She will close the program with a selection of traditional Irish works, alongside fiddler Andy Cleveland, accordion-player Sean Sutor, and Glenn Sutor playing the bouzouki (a string instrument similar to the mandolin).

Murphy earned master’s and doctoral degrees from James Madison University, and she completed her undergraduate work at San Diego State University. She is the leader and founder of the tradition Irish session at Corgans’ Publick House in Harrisonburg, and she maintains an active participation in the traditional Irish music community.

Both Murphy and Keiter are members of the music faculty at Mary Baldwin University. Keiter maintains an active performance schedule as both a soloist and chamber musician, and her recent engagements include concerts in Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and throughout Virginia. Guitarist Scarfullery performs regularly in the U.S. and in the Dominican Republic. He is a composer and organist, as well as an award-winning guitarist.

Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $5 for the General Public and $4 for students and seniors (free for Mary Baldwin students). Season tickets are also available. To purchase tickets online or find more information, visit or call 540-887-7294.