Williams performs senior recital in Albany

Amber Lynne Williams performed her senior recital on Nov. 1 at the Kathleen McManus Pictotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts at the College of Saint Rose in Albany.

She is the daughter of Paula Sheldon of Tupper Lake and Brian Williams of Saranac?Lake, and granddaughter of Patricia and the late Paul Reandeau of Tupper Lake.

The recital was presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Music in Music Education, which she will receive in May.

Williams showcased her skills on the flute, playing “Andante” in C major by Mozart, “Sonasta” in E major for flute and continuo by Bach, “Sechs Stucke fur flote and clavier” by Amirov and “Sonatina” for flute and piano by Burton.

An unusual piece entitled “The Great Train Race, The Flute as You Don’t Usually Hear It,” by Clake involves techniques such as singing while playing, pitch bending, multiphonics, whistle tones and quarter-tones.

It was meant to demonstrate how a flute can sound like a steam train racing down the tracks. She received a standing ovation for her performance.

After her performance, Williams thanked everyone for coming and presented gifts of thanks to her parents, her music teacher her grandmother Patty, her aunt Linda and her boyfriend, Rob.

A reception was held after the recital on the second floor of the Kathleen McManus Picotteon Hall.