After Dusk

Program Notes
After the sun has set, a strange and hidden world awakes. At times playful, at times unsettling, the flute takes a journey, enhanced by sounds, all of which are derived from the flute itself.

Biographical Sketch
Jim is an active composer, pianist, and teacher, currently teaching at Ball State University, where he received his doctorate in 2012. He is a musical polymath with interests ranging from music for winds and choirs, jazz, commercial music, and improv piano. Recent performances include the SCI Region I/PARMA Recordings Conference in Portsmouth, NH, the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, and the Electroacoustic Barn Dance. Other interests include charcuterie and fly fishing. www.rhinehartmusic.com

Performer Biographical Sketch
Elisa Moles currently teaches flute as Adjunct Faculty at San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton, California. She has performed in numerous wind, orchestral, and chamber music ensembles, including as second flute/piccolo in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Elisa was honored to perform Gabriel Faure’s Fantasie, accompanied by the California State University Fresno Wind Orchestra, at Orchestra Hall, Chicago in April 2010. She has premiered several pieces, most recently two pieces dedicated to her: Tirls and Frozen Butterflies by Jody Nagel and After Dusk by Jim Rhinehart. She was also part of a small chamber ensemble to premiere Christoph Thompson’s music for the radio drama It’s a Wonderful Life on a live Indiana Public Radio broadcast in 2012.
Elisa graduated with her MM from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 2013 and with her BA in music performance from California State University, Fresno in 2011. Her past teachers include Carole Romans, Teresa Beaman, and Mihoko Watanabe. Elisa has performed in masterclasses with William Bennett, Walfrid Kujala, Bonita Boyd, James Walker, Christina Jennings, Robert Dick, Kazutaka Shimizu, Judy Mendenhall, Marianne Gedigian, and Leone Buyse.