As flutist, David has appeared as soloist, chamber player, and with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Taiwan. He currently plays with the Peninsula Symphony in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Golden Gate Opera, and with harpist Michael Steadman www.classicalharp.com. He has been a member of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, the AIMS Festival Orchestra, the New Amsterdam Symphony, and has played for the Tulsa and Cape Cod ballet orchestras. Chamber music highlights include the Irish premieres of works for flute and percussion by Lou Harrison and Andre Jolivet, and he recently performed George Crumb's "An Idyll for the Misbegotten" in Dublin, Sligo, and Brooklyn under the direction of former NY Philharmonic percussionist, Morris Lang. A champion of contemporary music, David has premiered works for flute by Allison Sniffin, Andre Hosza, Jose Halac, and Michael Kinney, among others. He is artistic director of the Bretton Woods Chamber Music Festival, which presents annual concerts at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Until his relocation to the Bay Area, he was on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College, where he was also director of the concert/outreach office. He credits Bernard Z. Goldberg, former principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, as his mentor, and includes Georgetta Maiolo, Mary Ellen Jacobs, and Bobbi Phillips among his flute teachers.

David is available for solo and chamber engagements with flute, piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute.

Program archives coming soon. Here are some recent performance highlights:

WNYC radio “Sound Check”
- an interview with guest host, George Preston and performances of Arthur Foote’s “At Dusk”, Debussy’s “The Girl With The Flaxen Hair” and an excerpt from Arvo Pärt’s “Spiegel im Spiegel” with harpist Joy Plaisted and cellist Vincent Moncada (Foote).
- HEAR the whole program (approx 24 min.)
- HEAR Arthur Foote’s “At Dusk”
- HEAR Debussy’s “The Girl With The Flaxen Hair”
- HEAR Arvo Pärt’s “Spiegel im Spiegel” (excerpt), arranged for bass flute and harp

(You can hear some additional clips of David’s work as an announcer at WNYC on the Voiceover/Radio link on this site.)

Please be aware that the following soundclips were taken from recordings produced in various settings under greatly varying circumstances. Fidelity may not be ideal!

Sample files of additional flute and harp music:

- HEAR Vincent Persichetti’s “Serenade No. 10” (IV. Andante cantabile) with harpist Joy Plaisted
- HEAR Gabriel Fauré’s “Pavane” (excerpt) with harpist Michael Steadman
- HEAR Claude Debussy’s “Reverie” (excerpt) with harpist Michael Steadman
- HEAR J. S. Bach’s “Adagio” (excerpt from flute sonata) with harpist Susan Knapp
- HEAR the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria” (excerpt) with harpist Susan Knapp
- HEAR Gabriel Fauré’s “Berceuse” (excerpt) with harpist Michael Steadman
- HEAR “Greensleeves Variations” (excerpt, as arranged by Dewey Owens) with harpist Susan Knapp

George Crumb “An Idyll for the Misbegotten” for flute and percussion ensemble, performed in Brooklyn, New York in Walt Whitman Hall and in Sligo and Dublin, Ireland, under the direction of former New York Philharmonic percussionist, Morris Lang
- HEAR a brief excerpt
- HEAR the full work (approx. 12 min.)

Claude Bolling’s “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano” – with pianist Jeffrey Biegel, bassist Daniel Pizzocolo, and drummer Brian Willson, as recorded and performed for CUNY-TV
- HEAR an excerpt from the second movement, “Sentimentale”.
- OR, HEAR the entire movement
- HEAR an excerpt from the fourth movement, “Fugace”
- OR, HEAR the entire movement

Two of my favorite chamber music collaborators – flutist Mindy Scheierman and pianist Mitchell Vines - join me for this virtuosic work by Franz Doppler, It’s called “Duettino” and was recorded live in concert in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
- HEAR an excerpt
- HEAR an even longer excerpt!

You can hear additional music samples of flute and strings at the CHAMBER MUSIC link on this site.

David is a trained baritone, and specializes in the hits of the Big Band Era and Sinatra standards.

Coming shortly: full repertoire list and audio clips from big band performances.

Copyright 2004 David Latulippe
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