Adam Eccleston, flute
Jasmine Barnes – Busy
A devoted humanitarian, activist and firm supporter of arts education, Adam Eccleston has worked extensively with many social change organizations such as, BRAVO Youth Orchestras, where he is the Program Director. BRAVO is an El Sistema inspired music program based in Portland, Oregon that serves over 600 students. He is a faculty member with the Global Leaders Program that empowers arts changemakers to grow organizations that impact communities. Adam serves on the board of the Greater Portland Flute Society and is currently on the committee of the Umoja Flute Institute, which celebrate flutists of African descent and their contributions to music.
As a performer, Adam has appeared with orchestras such as the Oregon Symphony. At 19 years old, he made his solo debut performing Francois Borne’s Carmen Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra. Adam has been awarded top prizes in competitions, one of which is the New York Flute Club Competition for which he received accolades for his featured recital at the Yamaha Piano Salon. Currently, he is the Artist in Residence for All Classical Portland Radio Station and sits as Chair of the newly Recording Inclusivity Initiative, which brings to light music of underrepresented composers. As a firm supporter of new music, he has premiered works by Robert Beaser, Anthony Green, and made the Pacific Northwest premiere of works by Valerie Coleman and Julio Racine.
Mr. Eccleston studied with Paula Robison, Tara Helen O’Connor, Eric Lamb, and Thaddeus Watson, retired piccolo player of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. He currently holds two master degrees and enjoys baking and watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
About the series: Black Splendor is a 10-part weekly virtual series, part of Lakewold Garden’s “Music from Home” concert series. Each episode showcases an artist performing a song of their choosing, followed by a question and answer portion. Led by Creative Director Joe Williams, Black Splendor marks an opportunity to show Black musicians beyond their expected roles.
The broadcast will become available at 2pm Pacific. Black Splendor videos will be uploaded to and viewable at their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_aazWlIvCmB1X53KrK6KWA
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