Flutist Sara Andon, a native of southern California, is a versatile performer in many musical genres including solo, chamber, symphonic, operatic, ballet and Broadway. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in concerts at the Dorothy Chandlier Pavilion, Ojai Music Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. She has also performed in orchestras for the Broadway musicals Peter Pan, Les Miserables and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as well as with the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Glendale Symphony, New Haven Symphony, San Francisco Western Opera Theater and Miami City Ballet Touring Orchestras and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
As soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Andon has performed throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, France, Italy, Greece and China including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall (NYC), St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and on CBS Sunday Morning. She has also been a featured soloist at numerous music festivals including the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (CT.), the Grand Teton Music Festival (WY.), Music at Penn’s Woods (PA.) and the Sunriver Music Festival (OR.).
Ms. Andon holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Southern California where she studied with Janet Ferguson and Roger Stevens. She also completed a postgraduate Artist Diploma from Yale University School of Music studying with Ransom Wilson. While at Yale she was awarded the prestigious Thomas Daniel Nyfenger Prize for Outstanding Performance.
Besides being a member of the illustrious Da Capo Players, Ms. Andon maintains an active freelance career on both the west and east coasts. She is a sought-after recording artist on many musical projects in the movie/television industry as well as on solo and chamber recordings. She is the principal flutist at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT. as well as the principal flutist of Mirror Visions based in New York City and Paris, France. This unique ensemble specializes in vocal chamber music performing and recording traditional repertoire as well as commissioning new works.
In 1996, Ms. Andon was invited to become the Principal Flutist of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and is currently the Professor of Flute at the University of Redlands and the Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Recent solo performances include a solo flute and piano recital on the concert series “Sundays at Six LIVE!” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with a simultaneous radio broadcast on KMOZART – FM105.1. Ms. Andon has also recently performed concertos by J.S. Bach, Malcolm Arnold and Charles Griffes with the Culver City Chamber Orchestra and Redlands Symphony as well as performed the Mozart Concerto in ‘D’ Major, K.314 for Flute and Orchestra with the Mozart
Classical Orchestra of Orange County performing her own original cadenzas.