Kemper Unplugged

October 27, 2023
12 pm

Take a break in your day to hear Washington University faculty and students from the Department of Music, Arts & Sciences, in intimate chamber music and acoustic solo performances surrounded by art in the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. These 45-minute concerts are free and open to the public.

Arrive early or stay after to grab lunch at the Museum’s Coffee Bar. Enjoy ice cream sandwiches from Sugarwitch, savory deli sandwiches from Parker’s Table, and pastries from Colleen’s. Members get 10% off your purchase with every visit. Learn more and join here >> 

Featuring solo works for flute and clarinet, this program will include music about tricksters, the expression between space and time, South American butterflies, the meaning of home in crisis, and the complicated relationship with patriotism. These works by Loggins-Hull, Coleman, Debussy, Fukushima, and Osbourne are framed by selections from the groundbreaking twelve fantasias for solo flute by Telemann.


Rhapsody for clarinet, 1952 by Willson Osbourne
Eric Miao, clarinet

Fantasia in C Major (1732–33) by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Elizabeth Chen, flute

Mei (1962) by Kazuo Fukushima (b. 1930)
Jason Tung, flute

Fantasia in A minor by Telemann
Priya Ramotar, flute

Syrinx (1913) by Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Lillie Kang, flute

Fantasia in E minor by Telemann
Dalia Heller, flute​​​​​​​

Danza de la Mariposa (2011) by Valerie Coleman
Jimin Lee, flute

Fantasia in D Major by Telemann
Angelica Han, flute

Homeland (2018) by Allison Loggins-Hull (b. 1982)
Lillie Kang, flute

The musicians will perform in front of Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977), Portrait of Mickalene Thomas, the Coyote, 2017. Oil on canvas, 120 x 84 in. © Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.


Additional program dates

Join us for more Kemper Unplugged concerts on Friday, November 17, and Friday, December 1, both at 12 pm.


This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences.