Areon Flutes, a professional flute chamber music ensemble, provides audiences a fresh new outlook on traditional chamber music. Noted for innovative programming and collaborations, Areon is quickly establishing itself in the USA as a premier chamber music ensemble. The group’s performances are notable for creatively engaging its audiences with unique staging, theatrics, choreography, and using all members of the flute family. The 2014-15 concert season marks the group’s 10th anniversary, and this concert is the culmination of a celebratory year of performing retrospective favorites as well as many exciting new commissions.
Areon Flutes members Jill Heinke, Kassey Plaha, and Sasha Launer have received high praise for their remarkable performances. Their New York debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in September 2007 received rave reviews: “These players know what kind of new music pleases audiences and critics alike” and “The group itself was memorable; they are a treat to all the senses” (Anthony Aibel , New York Concert Review). In May 2008, Areon Flutes was awarded the Bronze Medal at the prestigious and internationally recognized Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in Notre Dame, Indiana. This recognition marked the first time in the competition’s 35-year history that a flute chamber music ensemble reached this elite position. Their new full-length album, Gossip Cats are Dancing, as well as their cd from 2005, Flat Out, can be heard on iTunes. Areon Flutes are proud to be Miyazawa Artists.