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Millennia Consort is comprised of Presidio Brass: Bill Owens and Ray Nowak, trumpet; Mike McCoy, French horn; Sean Reusch, trombone; and Scott Sutherland, tuba; with Alison J. Luedecke, organ and Beverly Reese Dorcy, percussion. MillenniaToo! features Susan Barrett and Alison J. Luedecke.
Consort member credits include: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Pacific Symphony, San Diego Opera, Opera Pacific, and Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra to name a few. Member performance credits also include the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, traveling Broadway shows Lion King and Tommy, syndicated radio show “Pipedreams”, and the “Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
WHAT MUSICIANS ARE SAYING:
“Millennia Too! performed a delightful recital. . . Their ensemble was excellent, the carefully chosen organ registrations complementing and contrasting with the oboe’s timbre. . .“
The workshop on Music for Organ & Instruments… “focused on practical aspects of musical 'partnerships', whether short- or long-term. The perspectives of both organist and instrumentalist on topics such as repertoire, tuning, and acoustics were especially insightful.”
--Jane Smith, The American Organist, May 2008
“Let me say again Bravo! on last night's concert. I was just thrilled. Your programming was so creative, the blend of organ and brass was perfect, and your playing was exquisite. . . Thank you for an incredible program.”
--Bob Plimpton, Civic Organist emeritus, Spreckels Organ Pavillion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA (of MillenniaConsort)
“Your playing was superb, and the ensemble playing was perfect. . . you could sense the tremendous enthusiasm of the crowds. Thank you, and your consort members, very, very much for helping to make our convention such a success.”
--Fred Swann, President, American Guild of Organists, Program Chair, AGO2004LA (of MillenniaConsort)
"By featuring the superb musicianship of Alison Luedecke and Susan Barrett, Binghamton University/State University of New York, was able to present to the Binghamton public a superb expression of duo music-making at its finest. The concert was performed with all of the elan and flair expected from two musicians of the highest caliber; the combination was musical and refined."
--Dr. Jonathan Biggers, Department Chair, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY (of MilenniaToo!)
"A concert by Alison Luedecke and Susan Barrett is a totally joyous experience. Their repertoire ranges from the pre-baroque to the contemporary and is performed with impeccable style and musicianship..."
--Robert Plimpton, Civic Organist Emeritus, Spreckels Organ Society, San Diego, CA (of MillenniaToo!)
The Millennia Consort, California’s premiere "organ plus" ensemble, presents a unique concert experience with world-class musicians. We commission, perform and record exciting and appealing new music in addition to arrangements of music spanning the millennia. Millennia Consort presents the best of the new and the best of the old.
Millennia Too! is an intimate recital duo that performs repertoire from Renaissance to Modern, including numerous premieres by contemporary American composers. Their performances explore the varied timbres of oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn with the broad range of pipe organ colors featuring Susan Barrett and Alison J. Luedecke.
Millennia Consort is preparing programs for the coming season: Celtic, California Dreamin' and more.
Millennia Too! is also planning their fall programs at the moment.
Alison has big French and American music plans for her Minneapolis concert too!