Millennia Too!
Susan Barrett, oboe/English horn
Alison Luedecke, organ/Harpsichord

Millennia Too! is the small ensemble of the Millennia Consort. This intimate recital duo performs repertoire from Renaissance to Modern, including several premieres by contemporary American composers. Their performances explore the varied timbres of oboe, oboe d'amore and English horn in concert with the broad range of pipe organ colors. Susan and Alison have a musical rapport born of over a decade of close collaboration, creating spontaneous performances rich in musical nuance. The ensemble is featured on the CD: "Paradise Found: Reflections for Oboes and Organ", described (and also heard) on the Audio page of this site.

The Artists

Alison Luedecke, organ/harpsichord, has performed across America--and Canada, Mexico and Germany--as soloist and ensemble musician. She plays with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and others. She is a founding member of the Millennia Consort. Dr. Luedecke is featured on six organ CDs from Raven and World Library Publications, and has been featured on the nationally syndicated show, Pipe Dreams. Alison is editor of the series Consoliere Classics, a Multivolume organ music publication (also published by WLP). Her doctorate in Organ Performance is from the Eastman School of Music.

Susan Barrett, oboe/English horn, has performed extensively as solo and chamber musician in New York and most European countries. From 1980-84 she was prinicipal oboist and touring soloist with the Israel Sinfonietta of Beersheva, Israel and has recorded for radio in France, Israel, Austria and Yugoslavia. Susan is principal oboe of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and for 1991-95 was artistic director of MUSE, a chamber music series in La Jolla. She has toured the US and several countries with guitarist Randy Pile in Duo Cantilena, with whom she has recorded 2 CDs, and is a founding member of the Camarada Woodwind Quintet.

 

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