Dolce Flutes, a group of four talented women from Syracuse, N.Y., will present a concert on campus on Nov. 1. Dana DiGennaro, Kelly Covert, Martha Grener and Jeanne Pizzuto-Sauve will perform programs that cover a wide array of music from baroque to contemporary pieces. The program will include music by Mike Mower, Tim Sutton, Bozza, Telemann, Hidgon and Olivieri.
Covert attended University of Georgia and Ithaca College where she received a bachelor of music and master of music in flute performance. She plays around the country as a soloist and with other chambers. Covert has developed a workshop for flutists that uses yoga as a medium to attain better focus and energy during performance and help prevent injury. Currently, she is a lecturer and performer of flute at Ithaca College.
DiGennaro received a master of music from the Mannes College of Music, where her teachers included Jeanne Baxtresser, Judith Mendenhall and Anne Zentner. In 1994, DiGennaro was named a winner of the Artists International New York Debut Auditions and was presented in her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in May of 1995. DiGennaro was also the second prize-winner of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist competition and the grand prize winner of the concerto competition at the International Festival Institute at Round Top. She currently resides in DeWitt, N.Y., where she maintains a private flute studio and is an active freelance musician.
Grener earned a bachelor of music degree at Syracuse University and a master of music degree from the Eastman School of Music and has done further studies at Ithaca College and Northwestern University. Grener served statewide as a guest clinician and New York State School Music Association adjudicator. She was awarded a Syracuse Symphony Orchestra award for Outstanding Music Educator in instrumental music in 2004. Grener has served as a New York State public school music educator since 1995 in Camillus, N.Y.
Pizzuto-Sauve attended Northwestern University for two years before transferring to Oberlin Conservatory to study with Michel Debost. She graduated from Oberlin with a bachelor’s in musical performance and later earned a master’s in music education from Syracuse University. Pizzuto-Sauve is active as a professional flutist and piccolo player in and around the Central New York area. In addition to playing piccolo and third flute with the Binghamton Philharmonic since October of 1995, she performed with the Albany Symphony for two years as their piccolo and third flute player.
The concert, which will take place at 8 p.m., in the Geneva Room, is free and open to the public.