American Flute Quintets features music performed by renowned flutist Carol Wincenc and four founding members of the festival's artist faculty: Kevin Lawrence and Carolyn Stuart, violin, Sheila Browne, viola and Brooks Whitehouse, cello.
Zachary Lewis of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes:
"As the general title suggests, the only things the three works on this fascinating disc have in common is instrumentation and nation of origin. That, of course, and expert treatment by the Vermont-based players and Wincenc, one of today's leading flutists. A large set of variations on a lullaby by Amy Beach is the disc's sturdy anchor, but Arthur Foote's aromatic "Night Pieces" and Joan Tower's insistent, forceful "Rising" hold even greater appeal. Grade: A -- Z.L."