Ensemble Radieuse is a flexible chamber ensemble, sometimes appearing simply as flute/oboe duo and other times being joined by a pianist, a vocalist, or other friends. We are dedicated to making a broad range of classics accessible and enjoyable to a variety of audiences--concerts are inevitably enlivened by spirited commentary from the stage. ER performances include numerous commissioned works, as well as our arrangements of well-loved pieces from across the repertoire. Our works span from the Baroque to the present-day and from the familiar to the surprising; they are chosen with an eye (or ear) to melodiousness and rhythmic vitality.
Ensemble Radieuse performs regularly throughout the Southeast; they have played to great acclaim in England, Jordan, Panama, Michigan, Texas, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, as well as at New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral and on Nashville Public Radio’s “Live in Studio C.” In 2006 they were prize winners in the National Flute Association's international Chamber Music Competition. Ensemble Radieuse’s premiere CD, Inbox, was released in spring of 2003. A compendium of attractive new music for flute, oboe, and piano, Inbox contains several pieces commissioned by Ensemble Radieuse—Greg Wanamaker’s Triaria, and Tim Grundmann’s Junk Mail, both for flute, oboe, and piano, and Scott Robbins’ Sonata for flute and oboe.
One of our most favorite arrangements is our arrangement of Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin. Here is the final movement, the Rigadoun, as premiered by Chris and Kelly Vaneman and pianist Melanie Taylor.
Here are two of our favorite selections from Inbox--the sublime second movement to Madeleine Dring's Trio for flute, oboe, and piano; and the opening movement of Timothy Grundmann's hilarious Junk Mail (one of many ER commissions).