Ensemble Dal Niente (flutes)
Sympathy For Astronauts (flutes, vocals)
Bridging Memory Through Music (flute, vocals)
-November 8th, DePaul University, Dal Niente
-mid November through mid January, ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime’, Lookingglass Theater
Constance Volk (flute, voice) is a founding member of Ensemble Dal Niente, recently reviewed as performing with a ‘razor-sharp-bite and precision that was jaw-dropping’ (Chicago Tribune). She also performs with Bridging Memory Through Music, an ensemble that presents concerts tailored to specific individuals with memory loss and their family members. Constance has served as the principal flutist of the New Millennium Orchestra, the Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and the Highland Park String Orchestra. She has performed as soloist with the Advent Chamber Orchestra, the Spokane Symphony, and the New Millennium Orchestra. Constance has collaborated with the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Spektral Quartet, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, and Sympathy For Astronauts. She also sings, mainly in the jazz and metal genres, and has performed at such venues as the Velvet Lounge, the Green Mill, the Subterranean, the Abbey Pub, the Pritzker Pavillion, the Palmer House Hotel Ballroom, and Reggie’s Rock Club. Several of her compositions and arrangements were premiered at the Museum of Modern Ice exhibit in Millennium Park and at the Hideout. Constance was awarded the Ella Fitzgerald Award for outstanding vocalist for her performance at the Essentially Ellington Competition at New York’s Lincoln Center. In addition to her musical endeavors, Constance works as a visual artist in a variety of styles.