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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.
Alison Luedecke, organist and co-founder of the Millennia Too!, hails from Galveston, Texas. She is active across the US as a solo concert organist and has played in France, Canada, Mexico and Germany. She has been heard numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio show Pipedreams. As an ensemble musician she has performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley, and other chamber ensembles and symphonies. She is also the founder and organist with the highly acclaimed Millennia Consort. She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music as a student of David Craighead.
Susan Barrett (oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn), co-founder of the Millennia Too!, is a native of East Hartford, Connecticut. She has performed extensively as a solo and chamber musician in the United States and Europe, recording for radio in France, Israel, Austria and Yugoslavia. She is Principal Oboe of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and Classics 4 Kids Philharmonic. She can be heard on two compact discs with guitarist Randy Pile in Duo Cantilena, and has recorded the music of Mark Dorian. Aside from Susan's musical activites, she practices a holistic self-healing method called "Reiki Tummo" under the guidance of Grand Master Irmansyah Effendi of Indonesia.
Adagio: from Flute Sonata in G Minor
Adagio from Oboe Concerto in C minor
Fantasie in F minor
Lent et Doloureux from Gymnopedies
Canticle (op. 71)
Mary Beth Bennett
John Karl Hirten
Aagio from Sinfonia (BWV 21)