Flutist Lisa Arkis enjoys a varied career encompassing orchestral playing, chamber music, solo performances, and teaching. Orchestras she has performed with include the New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Princeton Camerata, Greenwich Symphony, Fairfield Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Berkshire Bach Society at Tanglewood and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has participated in numerous summer festivals including Tanglewood, Colorado Music Festival, Loon Lake Live!, Washington Square Park Festival and as a featured soloist with the New York Bach Ensemble and Orchestra of the Bronx. Lisa has also recorded with the Bright Leaf Trio on the Sonic Muse label, twice toured Japan, was guest principal flutist with the Bermuda Bach Festival, performs regularly on the Music at St. Mary’s chamber music series in New York, is a founding member of Serio Divertimenti and performs in a duo with her husband, cellist Peter Prosser.
Broadway credits include Peter Pan, Secret Garden, Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song, Dance of the Vampires, Finding Neverland and she has also played with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular both in New York and on tour. A graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music, Lisa was a student of the late Thomas Nyfenger. Other teachers include Harold Bennett, Trudy Kane, Keith Underwood and Bernard Goldberg. A faculty member of the Chamber Music Center of New York and an adjunct faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege division from 2001-2004, Lisa has also taught at Brooklyn College and the Dalton School and maintains private teaching studios in New York and Connecticut as well as being the owner and artistic director of Wilton Music Studios in Wilton, CT. She taught the Feldenkrais Method at the Mannes College of Music in 2014 and has also presented classes at the Chamber Music Center of New York, the School for Strings and Elyrica. Lisa joined the woodwind faculty of the University of Bridgeport in 2015.
Andrew Gordon is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School. He is the Organist and Music Director at Diamond Hill UMC in Cos Cob, CT, and principal keyboard player of the Greenwich (CT) Symphony. He is often heard as a chamber musician with the orchestra’s principal members, including performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in October 2015. He regularly coaches singers at Western CT State University, and in March of 2015 led WCSU’s production of Copland’s “The Tender Land”, filling in for an indisposed conductor on a week’s notice. He is also the conductor for a recording of Seymour Barab’s children’s opera “Little Red Riding Hood”, due to be released shortly on the Centaur label. His music has been published by Oxford University Press.