Applause for Elysée Music

Performing Guy St. Clair's lovely arrangement of the Faure Pavane with Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra (2006)

Performing Guy St. Clair's lovely arrangement of the Faure Pavane with Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra (2006)

You did an absolutely marvelous job. The music was perfection! Thanks for being so accommodating every time I called or e-mailed. It was hard putting a wedding together in one month’s time—but you were part of it coming together. So---thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will recommend you to friends without hesitation—I admire your talent!!!!
Lilly Epstein (mother of the bride)
December 27th, 2003
Thank you again for providing music at our Salute To Women Summit Awards reception last night. I have received several e-mails already this morning saying what a nice added touch the background music was.
Lindsay Harnish, Central Florida Women’s Resource Center
October 7th, 2003
Thank you so much for your musical performance at our Donor Recognition Event. Your music and story added the right touch to make the event very special.
Lynda Canatay, Treasure
Women Playing for T.I.M.E., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
October 30th, 2003
Alexia, our client called us this morning and raved about the quality of musician you sent to his birthday party last evening! He was thrilled and said that he will definitely use our services in the future.
Jay Herrington, Owner (Central Florida Foodworks)
November 1st, 2003
Several guests commented on the choice of music and the fantastic performance of it. The music set the scene for the service. It was excellent!
Mrs. Horgan (mother of the bride)
May 10th, 2003
Alexia, thank you, thank you. Debbie was SO pleased with everything, but particularly excited about our 'surprise' flutist!!! You were delightful. Alexia, your selections were perfect and your talent is amazing. Thank you again for being a very special addition to Deb and Bryan's wedding.
Ann Brown (mother of the bride)
May 17th, 2003
You played at our wedding on June 27th and you played those beautiful celtic pieces I had sent you. Thank you again for doing such an amazing job. I will never forget the feeling I had walking down that aisle listening to "Home". It felt like a dream. Thank you.
Katherine McConnell (bride)
June 27th, 2003
Alexia has performed my “Variations for Flute and Piano” several times during the last year. It is a work which demands an exceptional level of virtuosity from the flutist and approaches the difficulty of the Boulez “Sonatine” and the Berio “Sequenza I”. Rhythmic intricacies and rapidly shifting dynamics and articulations must be coordinated with precision. At the same time, the performer must be able to project the form and spirit of the work. Miss Arnold (maiden name) accomplished all this splendidly. I wish to express my complete satisfaction with her performances and to state that, in my opinion, she possesses the very rare gift of an outstanding interpretative sensibility in regard to contemporary music.
John Van der Slice
Professor of Music Theory & Composition, University of Miami
August 1993
Alexia... I THANK YOU..you were awesome!!!!! We deeply appreciate your playing... people loved you. I knew they would. Talk with you soon!! Happy Easter..you were awesome today!!! Thanks so much...please reserve Christmas/Easter next year!!!!!! Thanks so much for a GREAT JOB!!!!!!! You were AWESOME!
Manfred Dreilich, Pianist/Music Director
Multiple performances at Divine Mercy Catholic Church
Merritt Island, FL
2002-2003
Alexia has played flute at St. James Cathedral for seven years, both at the Sunday Choral Mass and for the many concerts presented for the downtown Orlando community. The quality and versatility of her musicianship is always evident and her dedication is as stellar as her playing.
Mr. Robert Schafer
Music Director, St. James Catholic Cathedral
June 2003
My favorite cuts from your CD are "Danny Boy", on which you sound positively exquisite, and the Kohler Berceuse, which is lilting and delicate. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful music with me.
Jeani Foster
Principal Flute, Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
January 2003
I have employed Alexia to play Flute in numerous orchestras that I have conducted during the past three years. I have found the quality of her playing to be consistently excellent, in both its technical and musical aspects. On one particular occasion I was obliged to ask her to substitute for a Principal Flute who was taken ill on the day of the concert. Alexia had roughly three hours to prepare an entire concert’s music, which was of substantial difficulty, and she performed flawlessly. I recommend her without reservation.
Dr. Clark McAlister, Conductor
Boca Raton, FL
Thank you for your beautiful music at our Mardi Gras Ball. We really appreciate the time you spent to make our evening perfect. We’ll look forward to future events together.
Jenny Schenk, Managing Director
Live Oak Little Theatre