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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: 

Sara Andon Film Credits


2007

The Air I Breathe  Marcelo Zarvos

Rush Hour 3  Lalo Schifrin


2008

Disney's Bedtime Stories - Rupert Gregson-Williams

Get Smart - Trevor Rabin (sidelining)

The Promotion  - Alex Wurman


2009

When In Rome - Christopher Young


2010

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore - Chris Lennertz

Charlie St. Cloud - Rolfe Kent

Sex In the City 2 - Aaron Zigman

Tron: Legacy  - Joseph Trapanese


2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins - Rolfe Kent

The Thing - Marco Beltrami

The Rite - Alex Heffes

Red Riding Hood - Alex Heffes


2012

The Bourne Legacy - James Newton Howard

The Trouble With The Curve - Marco Beltrami


2013

The Conjuring - Joseph Bishara

Escape From Tomorrow - Abel Korzenowski

A Good Day To Die Hard - Marco Beltrami

The Wolverine - Marco Beltrami


2014

Earth To Echo - Joseph Trapanese

Rio 2 - John Powell

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Brian Tyler


2015

Fantastic Four - Marco Beltrami

Furious 7 - Brian Tyler

The Longest Ride - Mark Isham

Pixels - Henry Jackman

The SpongeBob Movie - John Debney

Straight Outta Compton - Joseph Trapanese

The Good Dinosaur - Jeff & Mychael Danna


2016

The Conjuring 2 - Joseph Bishara

Fences - Marcelo Zavros

Ice Age: Collision Course - John Debney

The Jungle Book - John Debney

X-Men: Apocalypse - John Ottman


2017

Downsizing - Rolfe Kent

Going In Style - Rob Simonsen

It ? Benjamin Wallfisch

The Fate Of The Furious ? Brian Tyler

The Greatest Showman ? John Debney & Joseph Trapanese

XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage ? Brian Tyler


2018

A Wrinkle In Time ? Ramin Djawadi


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)
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