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For more than a century, French composers have created special ways of approaching the flute for evocative musical effects, offering wild celebratory dances or cool evocations of moonlight. Dionne Jackson's brilliantly performed program represents a wide range of French composers of the last century and their imaginative reactions to the possibilities of the flute—flexible, tender, mysterious, joyous, melancholy, dark, or bright. Dionne Jackson was the first American in more than a decade to receive First Prize in Flute from the Paris Conservatory while on a Fulbright grant. In her native Chicago, Jackson has held the position of assistant principal flute with Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2001. She is partnered by the excellent Marija Stroke.