The PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) presents flutist Morgan Saulnier, along with pianist Frances McBurnie, for two evenings of flute repertoire December 4 at The Kirk of St. James in Charlottetown and December 11 at Hillcrest Church in Montague.
Saulnier and McBurnie have been making music together for nearly two decades, with performances spanning from PEI to BC. The December program will feature works by Griffes, Deutilleux, Handel, Srul Irving Glick and others.
Morgan Saulnier holds a Masters in Flute Performance from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Music from UPEI. She has performed in several master classes and competitions across the country, receiving instruction from Michel Debost, Susan Hoeppner and Camille Churchfield. Saulnier is Principal Flute of the PEISO, a core member of eklektikos—a chamber ensemble focused on new Canadian works, and has been a sessional instructor at UPEI’s Music Department since 2009. She maintains an active role in the Island’s music scene as a flute and piano educator, soloist and collaborator. In 2014, she released a CD of French flute music with pianist Mark Ramsay.
Frances McBurnie grew up in NS and has degrees from Mount Allison University and the University of Western Ontario. She came to the Island to fill a one-year appointment at UPEI and has stayed ever since. McBurnie has established a reputation for her wide body of work as collaborative pianist, performing with highly regarded Canadian artists as well as aspiring protégés. She is in demand as a teacher, adjudicator and organist, and has performed as soloist with the PEISO and the Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra. McBurnie is Organist and Director of Music at the Kirk of St. James in Charlottetown.