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Big Band de Canarias featuring Sara Andon

 

Sara Andon is an international soloist and recording artist known for her ravishing tone and deeply engaging musical interpretations. A versatile performer in many music genre including solo, chamber, symphonic, opera, ballet, jazz and Broadway, she has performed all over the world in major concerts venues, TV and radio broadcasts as well as on many motion picture sound tracks.

Ms. Andon has performed with several orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, Tulsa Opera, New West Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, California Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops, New Haven Symphony, Orchestra New England, San Francisco Western Opera Theater, Miami City Ballet Touring Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has worked w/ such world renown conductors as Kurt Masure, David Zinman, John Maucheri, Jorge Mester and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Ms. Andon has performed with the orchestras for many Broadway musicals including "Les Miserables," Disney's "Beauty and Beast" and the critically acclaimed hit Broadway show "Wicked" ( LA Company).

As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Andon has performed throughout the United States, Italy, France, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece and China including performances at Carnegie hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall (NYC), St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, "CBS Sunday Morning," Universal Amphitheater, Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

She is also the solo flutist with the string chamber ensemble Da Capo Players based in Orange County as well as Mirror Visions, a vocal chamber ensemble based in New York and Paris, France specializing in newly commissioned works as well as traditional repertoire.

She has been a featured soloist at numerous music festivals including the Ojai Music Festival (CA.), Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (CT.), Grand Teton Music Festival (WY.), Music at Penn's Woods (PA.), Sunriver Music Festival (OR.), the London Baroque Music Festival & the Los Angeles Bach Festival.

Other solo performances include "Sundays LIVE at Six" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, most recently with Sarah Jackson, flutist and piccoloist with the LA Phil and Barry Gold, cellist with the LA Phil, on an all-Haydn program, and on the JACARANDA- MUSIC AT THE EDGE SERIES in Santa Monica. Ms. Andon was invited to perform with world renown flutist Ransom Wilson the Double Flute Concerto by Steven Stucky (Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and New Music Consultant-LA PHIL) at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. She has also performed with Jeanne Baxtresser, former principal flutist with the NY Philharmonic and Walfried Kujala, former piccoloist with the Chicago Symphony, and has made many other solo appearances performing various concerti by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Griffes, Arnold w/ several Southland orchestras & chamber ensembles including the Redlands Symphony Mozart Classical Orchestra of Orange County performing the Mozart Concerto in 'D' Major, K. 314 w/ her own original cadenzas.

She is the Artist Teacher of Flute at the University of Redlands School of Music and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She is also the Woodwind Coordinator for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Young Composers' Fellowship Program, Mentors: Steven Stucky, John Adams, James Matheson, and A.J. McCaffrey.

 

MOVIE SOUND TRACKS/VIDEO GAMES/DOCUMENTARIES/TV: 

"THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS 7" - BRIAN TYLER, COMPOSER (FLUTE / PICCOLO) - 2014

- "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA" - BRIAN TYLER, COMPOSER (FLUTE / PICCOLO) - 2014

- "SPONGEBOB THE MOVIE" - JOHN DEBNEY,  COMPOSER (FLUTE/PICCOLO) - 2014

- "RIO 2" - JOHN POWELL, COMPOSER (PICCOLO)- DEC 2013

- "
 THE WOLVERINE" - MARCO BELTRAMI, COMPOSER, (PRINCIPAL SOLO FLUTE)-MAY 2013

- DIE HARD 5: "A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD" - MARCO BELTRAMI, COMPOSER - PRINCIPAL SOLO FLUTE/ALTO FLUTE/ PICCOLO)- FEB 2013

- "TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE" - MARCO BELTRAMI, COMPOSER/ JULY 2012, (PRINCIPAL/SOLO FLUTE AND ALTO FLUTE)

- "THE THING" - MARCO BELTRAMI, COMPOSER/OCT 2011, PRINCIPAL FLUTE/PICCOLO1/ALTO FLUTE, BASS FLUTE)

- "THE CONJURING" - JOSEPH BISHARA, COMPOSER, JULY 2013 - PRINCIPAL SOLO FLUTE

- "ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW" (ABEL KORZENSOWKI, Composer/ FEB. 2012)

- "EARTH TO ECHO" - JOSEPH TRAPANESE, Composer/June 2013- PRINCIPAL SOLO FLUTE)

- LEAGUE OF LEGENDS VIDEO GAME - MICHAEL BARRY, COMPOSER - PICCOLO
APRIL 2013

- X-COM VIDEO GAME - GARRY SCHYMAN, COMPOSER - (PRINCIPAL SOLO FLUTE)-MARCH 2013

- BLIZZARD -STAR CRAFT II VIDEO GAME - NEAL ACREE, RUSSELL BROWER, JASON HAYES, COMPOSERS, SOLO FLUTE, PICCOLO, ALTO AND BASS FLUTES (JULY 2012) 

- WILD STAR VIDEO GAME, JEFF KURTENACKER, composer/
started in JULY 2012  to present - PRINCIPAL SOLO FLUTE/PICCOLO/ALTO AND BASS FLUTES/PENNY WHISTLES

- HORN VIDEO GAME, AUSTIN WINTORY, composer (July 2012) FLUTE, PENNY WHISTLE

- BORNE LEGACY, JAMES NEWTON HOWARD, composer with MOBY/ JOSEPH TRAPANESE, ORCHESTRATOR (JUNE 2012) Flute

- BLIZZARD/WORLD OF WARCRAFT VIDEO GAME - MISTS OF PANDARIA, RUSSELL BROWER, EDO GUIDOTTI, JEREMY SOUL, NEAL ACREE, composers, MAY 2012)
Featured SOLO FLUTE, ALTO AND BASS FLUTES


-THE JOURNEY (VIDEO GAME) AUSTIN WINTORY, Composer April 2012) Featured flute solos

- NO PLACE ON EARTH - Documentary (2012) - JOHN PISCITELLO, COMPOSER - PRINCIPAL FLUTE/ALTO FLUTE

- ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (ABEL KORZENSOWKI, Composer/ FEB. 2012)

- MR.POPPER"S PENGUINS (ROLFE KENT, Composer/JUNE 2011),

- THE RITE (ALEX HEFFES, Composer/2011),

- RED RIDING HOOD (ALEX HEFFES, composer/2011),

-SYMPHONY OF HOPE - HAITI PROJECT (CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ and many other amazing composers/MARCH 2011),

- TRON (DAFT PUNK/2010)

- SEX IN THE CITY 2 (AARON ZIGMAN, Composer/2010) 

- CHARLIE ST.CLOUD (ROLFE KENT, Composer/2010), solo bass flute

- WHEN IN ROME, CHRISTOPHER YOUNG, composer/2010)

- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC- SOUTH AFRICAN LIONS, solo flute and alto flute (ALEX WURMAN, composer/2010)

- DISNEY'S "BEDTIME STORIES" (RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS, Composer/2008)

- THE PROMOTION, solo flute (ALEX WURMAN, composer/2007)


- RUSH HOUR 3 (LALO SCHIFRIN, composer/2006), solo piccolo in end credits

TV SHOWS:
-DEXTER, 
-THE EVENT
-LIVE ABC SPECIAL - AMERICAN IDOL GIVES BACK
-SIDELINING ON THE MENTALIST (MAY 12, 2011 airing - "RHAPSODY IN RED"). 
 

-RECORDED FOR MANY DISNEY THEME PARK PROJECTS including DISNEY'S new show "MICKEY'S MAGICAL MAP" opening at DISNEYLAND, MAY 25, 2013 (Principal Flute)

 

Sara interviewed in this video about L.A. studio musicians

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