Grant Park Symphony, Chicago, IL USA
Music of the Baroque
Mary Stolper is a frequent soloist and chamber music performer who has made guest appearances throughout the United States and Europe. Currently, Ms. Stolper is Principal Flute of the Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Opera Theater, Music of the Baroque and the new music ensemble Fulcrum Point. As an active studio musician she has also played for hundreds of TV and radio commercials.
She traveled with the Chicago Symphony for the world-renowned tour of Russia with Maestro Solti (90) and over 15 European/Asian tours with Maestro Barenboim and Boulez. She acted as the principal substitute for the orchestra for over a decade.
Ms. Stolper performed with the Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra in Vienna, with a performance of Bernstein’s “Halil” for solo flute and strings. Also with the Sinfonietta, she performed the United States Midwest premier of the Concerto for Flute by Joan Tower. While in Prague, soloing with the Czech National Symphony, (Maestro Paul Freeman), she recorded her second CD called “American Flute Concertos”, on the Chicago based Cedille label. Other recordings include Voices for Flautist and Orchestra by Shulamit Ran, (Maestro Cliff Colnot), and her second Cedille release called Chicago Flute Duos.
Ms. Stolper toured former East Germany with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and received excellent critical reviews for her performance of the Nielsen Flute Concerto. The Nielsen Concerto was recorded with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra on the Centar label, Maestro Dieter Kober conductor.
Ms. Stolper’s performance credits also include the following organizations: Chicago Chamber Musicians, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ravinia Recital Series, University of Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, “Live from Studio One” WFMT radio broadcasts, American and Joffrey Ballet Orchestras, Contemporary Chamber Concerts at Orchestra Hall hosted by Shulamit Ran, Da Camera Chamber series in Houston, Texas and the Old First Church Chamber Series in San Francisco. The music “NOW” series at Symphony Center under Maestros Boulez and Colnot, numerous concerts featuring her extensive skills of contemporary techniques and variety of flutes.