Around the World

As part of our 2017-18 season, the UW-Madison Flute Ensemble offers a program of eclectic music meant to transport listeners around the world.

Eric Ewazen’s Harmony in Blue and Gold depicts the ornate Peacock Room designed by famed artist James Whistler and on permanent display at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The Spirit of Ink, by Alan Hovhaness, is a musical portrait of a mystical spiritual realm filled with birds, beyond our physical sight. Finally, Catherine McMichael’s Children of the Wind takes us to the wild, windy mountains of Wales.


Harmony in Blue and Gold (2007)
    I. La princesse du pays de la porcelaine
    II. Counterpoint of color
 Eric Ewazen
(b. 1954)
The Spirit of Ink, Op. 230
    Apparition of the Eternal One
    Sunrise Birds
    Salutation of Dawn
    Tree of Birds
    Apparition of a Celestial City
    Strange Birds
    Angelic Salutation
    Birds in a Magic Forest
    Birds Amid Celestial Towers
Alan Hovhaness
Children of the Wind (2000)
    Moel Fammau, or Lament
    Children of the Wind
 Catherine McMichael
(b. 1954)



The UW-Madison Flute Ensemble is composed of flute majors at the Mead Witter School of Music. Founded in its current form in 2017 by UW-Madison flute professor Timothy Hagen, the ensemble exists to serve the Wisconsin Idea, performing music of all eras in communities across the state.

2017-18 Members

Anna Fisher-Roberts
Jennifer Heck
Dana Kvitek
Kate Lowery
Anna Meritt
Anna Nordhaus
Megan O’Connell