The Jennings-Johnson Duo: bio and repertoire

The Jennings-Johnson Duo bio and repertoire
“Composers pray for players that are this imaginative and intelligent, this risk-taking and expressive. Christina [Jennings] and Lura not only bring already composed works of mine to renewed life, but actually feed my fancy new ideas and sounds. Add to this the duo’s power and virtuosity and you have every composer’s dream.”
-Gabriela Lena Frank, composer





Founded in 2002, the Jennings-Johnson Duo is a musical partnership celebrating the true spirit of collaboration. Inspired to explore all the combinations of the duo repertoire, they are challenging the traditional hierarchy of soloist and accompanist with performances that include solo works for each individual instrument, transcriptions, and music of today. Each a virtuoso in her own right, their combined synergy attracts new audiences to the flute and piano medium.
Repertoire for flute and piano

“Water”
J.S. Bach: Sonata in A Major
AJ McCaffrey: Reflections of Beati quorum via (written for the Jennings-Johnson Duo)
jeffrey mumford: an evolving romance (written for the Jennings-Johnson Duo)
Maurice Ravel: Jea D’eux for solo piano
Robert Aitken: Icicle for solo flute
Carl Reinecke: Sonata “Undine”

“Americana”
Charles Griffes: Poem
Aaron Copland: Duo
Henry Cowell: Two Bits
Samuel Barber: Canzone
Kent Kennan: Night Soliloquy
Charles Ives: Concord Sonata Thoreau movement

Season Program
Lili Boulanger: Of a Spring Morning
Richard Rodney Bennett: Summer Music
Katherine Hoover: Winter Spirits
Jennifer Higdon: Autumn Reflection
L.V. Beethoven: Spring Sonata

“Around the World”
W.A. Mozart: Sonata
George Rochberg: Between Two Worlds
Renaldo Hahn: Mozart Variations
Gabriella Lena Frank: Snapshots for an Andean Album (transcribed for Ms. Jennings)

"Virtuosi"
Cecile Chaminade: Concertino
Niccolo Paganini: Caprice TBA
Franz Schubert: Theme and Variations
J.S. Bach: Partita in A Minor
Bizet/Borne: Carmen Fantasy

"Belle Époque"
Gabriel Faure: Fantasia
Charles Widor: Suite
Gabriel Faure: Morceau de Concours
Cecile Chaminade: Concertino
Gabriel Faure: Sonata in A

“Myth and Legend”
Bela Bartok: Suite Paysanne Hongroise
Katherine Hoover: Kokopelli
Andre Jolivet: Chant de Linos
Albert Rousell: Joueurs de flute
Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Thea Musgrave: Narcissus
Carl Reinecke: Undine Sonata

“A Moveable Flutist”
Peter Schickele: Spring Serenade
Thea Musgrave: Orfeo II
Geoffrey Hudson: Daydremer
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Flautina

updated: 3 years ago