Sara Andon

Artist Teacher, Flute
School of Music

Contact

Watchorn Hall
210
E: saraandon@aol.com

Degrees

B.A., California State University, San Bernardino
M.M., University of Southern California
Artist Diploma, Yale School of Music

Areas of Expertise

Flute Performance and Music Education
Classical Music
Chamber Music
Jazz Flute
Ethnic Flutes

Bio

Flutist Sara Andon is an international soloist and recording artist known for her ravishing tone and deeply engaging musical interpretations. A versatile performer in many music genres including solo, chamber, symphonic, opera, ballet, new music, jazz and Broadway, she has performed all over the world in major concert venues, TV and radio broadcasts, as well as on many motion picture soundtracks, TV shows, documentaries and video game scores.

Ms. Andon has performed with several American orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Tulsa Opera, New West Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Kalamazoo Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Golden State Pops Orchestra, California Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops, New Haven Symphony, Orchestra New England, San Francisco Western Opera Theater, Miami City Ballet Touring Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has worked with such world-renowned conductors as Kurt Masure, David Zinman, John Mauceri, Jorge Mester, Jeffrey Kahane and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Ms. Andon has performed in the orchestras for many Broadway musicals including Les Misérables, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast and the critically acclaimed hit show Wicked (L.A. Company).

Her countless film score recordings include Disney's newest "The Jungle Book Movie", "The Greatest Showman" with composers John Debney and Joseph Trapanese,and her flute solos can be heard in the newest thriller,"IT", music by Benjamin Wallfisch. She has recorded also for Brian Tyler's "Fast and Furious" 7 and 8, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"; John Powell’s "Rio 2"; Marco Beltrami’s "Wolverine", "Die Hard 5", "Trouble With The Curve" and "The Thing"; Rolfe Kent’s "Downsizing", "Mr. Popper’s Penguins", "Charlie St. Cloud", Lalo Schifrin’s "Rush Hour 3", James Newton Howard’s "The Bourne Legacy", Daft Punk’s "Tron", as well as several documentaries for National Geographic and others. Click here to see a day in the studio with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Chorus.

Her recent recording work for video games includes the Grammy®-nominated blockbuster game Journey, along with World Of Warcraft, Star Craft II, WildStar, Horn, BioShock-Infinite, a new virtual reality game "TORN" and the new "Zoe" character for League Of Legends. She also records for many Disney projects including the Disneyland show Mickey’s Magical Map, Tokyo Disney "SEA", "RATATOUILLE" and Universal Studios Theme Park's Harry Potter Ride.

She can also be heard on many TV shows including "Star Trek Discovery", "The Orville", "Lucifer" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend". Andon also took part in composer Christopher Lennertz’s fund-raising recording and concert Symphony Of Hope: The Haiti Earthquake Relief Project, and has recently recorded with such varied artists as Placido Domingo; Daft Punk, including their Grammy®-winning album, Random Access Memories; Neil Diamond; Barry Manilow; and Billy Childs’ new album of Laura Nyro songs, also featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Andon has performed throughout the United States, Italy, France, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, Spain and China including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall (NYC), St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, CBS Sunday Morning, Universal Amphitheater, Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Hall in L.A. As an international soloist Ms. Andon has performed the Macau Orchestra in China for "Hollywood Love Stories — Great Romantic Film Music" at the Venetian Macau Resort and also joined Varèse Sarabande’s series of concerts celebrating the label’s 35th anniversary, the largest film score label in the world.

Andon performs a selection of special commissions for solo flute, including Alex North’s Spartacus Love Theme, arranged for her by Lee Holdridge; new suites from Elmer Bernstein’s Ghostbusters (by Randy Edelman) and To Kill A Mockingbird (by Austin Wintory); and the first-ever symphonic setting of Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas by William Ross, and many others. Andon has performed with both the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and also the Big Band de Canarias (for a tribute to composer Elmer Bernstein), as part of the Fimucité Festival. In addition, she has performed with Orchestra l’Autunno at Jan A.P. Kaczmarek’s Transatlantyk Festival in Poznan, Poland and for the Krakow Film Music Festival in Poland for audiences exceeding 15,000, performing a new arrangement of the Alan Menken's music from the live action Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast", arranged by Michael Kosarin for Solo Flute, Choir and Orchestra, and also this performance with Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal for his new "Dovekeepers Suite for Flute and Orchestra" based on his score for the CBS mini-series - view here.

She has been a guest panelist at the Hollywood Music Workshop in Vienna, Austria for Composers led by legendary composer and orchestrator Conrad Pope and Robert Townson, Producer of Varese Sarabande Records, sharing wisdom about being a Los Angeles session musician and giving advice to composers about music prep for the session musicians to make the session time as efficient as possible, as well as on the topic of the "The After-Life of Film Music" as an international soloist for live concerts of film music. She was also a part of the Alagna International Chamber Music Festival in Italy with Van Cliburn award-winning pianist and Artistic Director, Simone Pedrone. Here is a video of a live performance there of the Poulenc Sonata for Flute and Piano.

Andon has many recordings from J.S. Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Schoenberg, Steven Stucky, Lalo Schifrin and beyond with many current contemporary composers such as Bevan Manson's California Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra with the Hollywood Symphony - click here to hear the fifth and finale movement.

She has recorded with artists ranging from Placido Domingo to Neil Diamond, Big Band de Canarias to Daft Punk. She has also been a featured soloist at numerous music festivals including the Ojai Music Festival (CA), Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (CT), Grand Teton Music Festival (WY), Music at Penn’s Woods (PA), Sunriver Music Festival (OR), London Bach Festival & the Los Angeles Bach Festival and many film music festivals mentioned above. Other solo performances include “Sundays Live at Six” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, most recently with Sarah Jackson, flutist and piccoloist with the L.A. Philharmonic and Barry Gold, cellist with the L.A. Philharmonic, on an all-Haydn program, and on the “Jacaranda — Music At The Edge Series” in Santa Monica and Hear Now Contemporary Music Festival in Los Angeles. Ms. Andon was also invited to perform the Double Flute Concerto by Steven Stucky (Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former New Music Consultant-L.A. Philharmonic) with world-renowned flutist Ransom Wilson at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Ms. Andon received her post-graduate Artist Diploma from Yale University studying with Ransom Wilson (international soloist and solo flutist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society) and her Masters of Music in Flute Performance at USC studying with Janet Ferguson, Roger Stevens and weekly masterclasses with James Walker. all-former principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double concentration in Flute Performance and Music Education from California State University San Bernardino, studying with Candice Palmberg (sought-after soloist, clinician, orchestral, chamber musician). Other master classes include Julius Baker, Mindy Kaufman, Jeffrey Khaner, Marina Piccinini, Mark Sparks, Judy Mendenhall, Paula Robison, Walfrid Kujala, William Bennett, Emily Beynon and Jeanne Baxtresser.

She is Principal/Solo Flute of the Redlands Symphony, Ransom Wilson, Conductor and Artistic Director, and she has also been a featured soloist with them performing Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, Griffes "Poem" for Flute and Orchestra and Barber’s Capricorn Concerto. Also, she performed as a featured soloist with the San Diego Symphony for the "Video Games Live" Concert at Comic-Con, and on the same concert also performed with the new video game cover band "Critical Hit." View Critical Hit video here.

Andon also recently performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the iconic composer and jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and Diana Krawl. Andon is the solo flutist with the new contemporary music ensemble "Brightwork New Music," based in Los Angeles, consisting of solo flute, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion. Here is a Brightwork New Music Ensemble live performance at the Hear Now Music Festival in LA of Andrew Norman's "MINE, MIME, MEME".

She has also performed as principal flute with LA's Kaleidoscope "Conductorless" Chamber Orchestra and has a live performance video recording of Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun". View here.

In addition to being the Artist Teacher of Flute here at the University of Redlands School of Music, Ms. Andon is also the Flute Instructor at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international high school for the arts, and is an active clinician throughout southern California and worldwide.

Courses Taught at Redlands

Applied Flute

Recordings

Motion Picture Sound Tracks

Fast and Furious 7 (Brian Tyler, composer - Flute/Piccolo)
SpongeBob - The Movie (John Debney, composer - Flute/Piccolo)
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie (Brian Tyler, composer - Flute/Piccolo) 
The Wolverine (Marco Beltrami, Composer - Principal Flute/Alto Flute/Piccolo) 
The Conjuring (Joseph Bishara, Composer; End Credits, Mark Isham, Composer - Principal Flute) 
Die Hard 5 - A Good Day To Die Hard (Marco Beltrami, composer - Principal Flute/Alto Flute/Piccolo) 
Escape from Tomorrow (Abel Korzenowski, Composer) 
The Thing (Marco Beltrami, Composer - Principal Flute/Piccolo 1/Alto & Bass Flutes) 
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Rolfe Kent, Composer - Flute/Alto and Bass Flutes) 
The Rite (Alex Heffes, Composer - Flute) 
Red Riding Hood (Alex Heffes, Composer - Flute/Ocarnia) 
Symphony Of Hope - Haiti Project (Christopher Lennertz and 24 others contributing composers - Flute) 
Tron (Daft Punk, Composer - Flute) 
Sex In The City 2 (Aaron Zigman, Composer - Flute) 
Charlie St. Cloud (Rolfe Kent, Composer - Flute, Alto Flute and featured Bass Flute Solo) 
When In Rome (Christopher Young, Composer - Flute) 
Disney's "Bedtime Stories" (Rupert Gregson-Williams, Composer - Flute) 
The Promotion (Alex Wurman, Composer - Flute) 
Rush Hour 3 (Lalo Schifrin, Composer - Flute /and solo piccolo in the end credits) 

Video Game Sound Tracks

 Grammy-nominated JOURNEY - Sony Play Station (Composer, Austin Wintory - Solo Flute) 
Blizzard - World of Warcraft - Warlords of Draenor, (Composers #- Russell Brower, Neal Acree, Jason Hayes, Edo Guidetto, Eimear Noon, Craig Garfunkle)
Blizzard - World of Warcraft - Mists of Pandaria (Russell Brower, Neal Acree, Jeremy Soule, Jason Hayes, Edo Guidetto, Composers - Solo Flute/Alto Flute/Bass Flute) 
Blizzard - Star Craft ll (Neal Acree, Russell Brower, Jason Hayes, Composers - Solo Flute/PiccoloAlto Flute/Bass Flute)
Wild Star (Jeff Kurtenacker, composer - Solo Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute/Bass Flute/Penny Whistle/Native America Flute) 
Horn (Austin Wintory, composer - Flute/PennyWhistle) 
X-COM (Garry Schyman, Composer - Solo Flute) 
League of Legends (Michael Barry, Michael Barry, Composers) 

Documentaries

No Place on Earth (John Piscitello, Composer - Solo Flute) 
National Geographic: South African Lions (Alex Wurman, Composer - Solo Flute/Alto Flute)

Recording for Disney Theme Parks and Universal Studios Theme Parks

Rides, shows parades including Disney's "Mickey's Magical Map" show currently at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. 
The new Harry Potter Ride coming to Universal Studios Hollywood coming in 2015. 

TV Shows 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Revenge
Dexter 
The Event 
Sidelining on The Mentalist (May 12, 2011 Airing - Rhapsody In Red) 
Live special - American Idol Gives Back 

Chamber and Solo Recordings (Classical, Pop, Jazz, New Music) 

Elmer Bernstein - "The Wild Side" Big Band Jazz Album with the Big Band de Canarias on Varese Sarabande Records
New Flute Concerto by Bevan Manson "California Concertino for Flute and Orchestra" (2014) recorded with the Hollywood Studio Symphony on Albany Records
Daft Punk 2014 Grammy Award-winning Album "Random Access Memories" 
Billy Childs "Map To The Treasure: Reimagining of Laura Nyro" (2014) featured artists include Yo Yo Ma , Renee Fleming, Chris Botti 
"Great Voices Sing John Denver" (2014) with Placido Domingo, Rod Gilfry, Denyce Grave, Dolora Zajick, Nathan Gunn, and many others, arr. by Lee Holdridge 
Barry Manilow 2014 - New CD (soon-to-be-announced) 
Neil Diamond 2014 - New CD (soon to be announced) 
Kelly Clarkson - "Wrapped in Red" Christmas Album 2013 
Elmer Bernstein - "The Wild Side" New CD - Big Band Album with the Big Band de Canarias on Varese Sarabande Records (soon-to-be-released) 
Critical Hit (video game cover band) New CD (soon-to-be released) 
Complete J.S. Bach Trio Sonatas for Two Flutes, Cello and Harpischord, with Laurel Zucker, flutist, on Cantilena Records 
W.F. Bach Six Duo Sonatas for Two Flutes with Laurel Zucker, flutist, on Cantilena Records 
Mozart Duos, Op.75 1- 6 with Laurel Zucker, Flutist, on Cantilena Records 
Classical Music for Women and All Beethoven CD on Lifescapes Label 
Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire on Centaur Records (Artist Faculty of the University of Redlands) 
Claude Debussy "Syrinx for Solo Flute" - click to listen on www.SaraAndon.com

Performed or Recorded With Various Artists 

Placido Domingo 
Andrea Bocelli
Herbie Hancock 
Daft Punk 
Billy Childs 
Barry Manilow 
Neil Diamond 
David Foster 
David Benoit 
Earth, Wind And Fire 
Kelly Clarkson 
Jackie Evancho 
Il Divo 
Annie Lennox 
Scorpions 
Peter Frampton 
Dariush 
John Tesh 
Moody Blues 
Michael Crawford 
Snow Patrol 
R.E.M. 
Josh Groban 
Critical Hit 
Laurel Zucker 
Ransom Wilson 
Jeanne Baxtresser 
Walfrid Kujala
Steve Kujala
William Bennett
Sarah Jackson
Paul Edmund-Davies 

Performances and Presentations

Featured Soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Gala Concert performing works of Alex North, Elmer Bernstein and Henry Mancini (November 2018) 

Featured Soloist  - Blue Whale Jazz Club - CD Release Concert - Music of pianist Daniel Szabo (November 2018)

Featured  Soloist - Brighwork New Music Ensemble - Concerts in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Claremont (October 2018) 

Featured Soloist - Improvisatory Minds Series - premiering the music of Dennis Dreath, Ed Neuemeister, Bevan Manson at Vitellos, North Hollywood, CA  (October 2018) 

Clinician - All-Southern Band and Orchestra Preparatory Clinic for high school students, Universty of Redlands School of Music (October 2018)

"REVOLUTION/RESURRECTION - AN AMERICAN RETROSPECTIVE" - MAHLER Symphony No. 2 , Principal Flute, Royce Hall, UCLA - SOUTHEAST SYMPHONY, Conductor Anthony Parnther, Tribute to MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Los Angeles, CA (September 2018) 

Featured Soloist - DARIUSH - Persian Music Concert, Washington D.C. (September 2018)

Principal/Solo Flute - Evanescence and Violinist, Lindsay Sterling, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA (September 2018)

Recital for Flute and Piano - Music of John Williams and Ennio  Morricone with the Van Cliburn Gold-Medalist pianist Simone Pedroni, Steinway Showcase Recital Hall, Beverly Hills, CA (August 2018)   

Recorded a new album of the iconic music of Ennio  Morricone, transcribed for Flute and Piano with Van Cliburn Gold-Medalist pianist Simone  Pedroni (August 2018)

ASCAP Workshop -  Seminar on Flute and Chamber Music  (July 2018)

Ajudicator - Southwestern Youth Music Festival --  Solo and Ensemble Competition at Cal-State Long Beach  (July 2018)

Master Classes and Coachings at the Palm Springs School District Summer Music Camp (July 2018) 

Featured Soloist with the Eastman School of Music All-Star Big Band at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Mark Watters, conductor -  "JAZZ AT THE MOVIES" (June 2018) 

2018 Microtonal Festival, Los Angeles - Featured Soloist at REDCAT Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall - L.A. Times Review (June 2018)

2018 - Sunset Chamber Fest - Featured Soloist and Clinician (June 2018) 

Featured Soloist - Krakow Film Music Festival premiering the "House of Cards Fantasy" for Flute and Orchestra by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal, and the "Ballet of Blades "for Flute and Orchestra by award-winning composer Austin Wintory from his music of Assassin's Creed Video Game at the 15,000 seat Tauron Arena. (May 2018) 

Panelist - Krakow Film Music Festival - Varèse Sarabande Panel Recital and Discussion: "The Art of Inspiration", a fully improvised recital with flute, cello and piano and interactive painter, followed by a panel discussion. (May 2018)  

2018 REDLANDS FLUTE FESTIVAL sponsored by W.M. S. Haynes Flute Company (May 2018):

Details of the Festival: Featured master classes on Solo Repertoire, Flute, Piccolo, Orchestral Excerpts, Interactive Seminars on Professional Preparation, 

Flute Choir Readings, Ensemble Etiquette and Techniques, SIght-reading, Flute Repair,  Q and A Lunch Panels with the Featured Artists and Student Participants, RSO concert, and Solo Recitals.

Featured Artists:
Ransom Wilson, International Flute Soloist, Yale School of Music, Haynes Flute Artist 
Sarah Jackson, Piccoloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Ben Smolen, Principal Flutist of the Pacific Symphony - Haynes Flute Artist
Sara Andon, Hollywood Studio Musician, Principal Flute of RSO, Artist Teacher of Flute, Univ. of Redlands and Idyllwild Arts Academy
Sandy Kipp Iles, Professor of Flute, CSUN, Clinician - Professional Preparation, Ensemble Etiquette, Flute Choir Conductor
Cynthia Kelly, CEO and creator of Flutacious - the West Coast dealer in flutes sales, Expert Flute Repair
Benjamin Morency, guest soloist with RSO and Haynes Young Artist

Beauty and the Beast - Live to Picture - Piccolo Chair - Michael Kosarin, conductor, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl, CA - Piccolo (April 2018) 

Featured Soloist - Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute,  Piccolo - Hear Now Contemporary Music Festival, Los Angeles (April 2018)

Recital of Flute and Piano - Music of Lalo Schifrin with award-winning French pianist Jean-michel Bernard at the Steinway Showcase Recital Hall, Beverly Hills, CA  (April 2018)

Featured Soloist - Flutist and Ethnomusicologist James Newton Tribute at UCLA (April 2018) 

Featured Soloist - Enlightenment Series - J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 4, Burbank, CA (March 2018) 

Featured Soloist - Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun, 9 instrument Chamber Version, and Oliver Messiaen: "Oiseaux exotiques", part of the Jacaranda - Musc at the Edge Series, Santa Monica, CA (February 2018)

Featured Soloist  - Synchrony - Composers Collective, Sir Maxwell Davies: "Miss Donnithorn's Maggot", Boston Court Performance Hall, Pasadena CA (February 2018)

Featured Soloist - Silent Films Live recording at Capitol Records, composers Jeff Beal, Jeff Russo, George S. Clinton, Jeff Cardoni, Laura Carpman, Kevin Kiner (January 2018) 

Featured Soloist and Clinician - Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive, Warner Brothers, Eastwood Scoring Stage (January 2018)

Featured Soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra "MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES with SARA ANDON", performing music of Michel Legrand, Bernard Herrmann, Vince Guaraldi  (December 2017) 

Featured Soloist at Royce Hall at UCLA for Artist Drew Struzan 75 Birthday Tribute Concert with the Golden State Pops orchestra performing the American premiere of the "Beauty and the Beast" Suite for Solo Flute, Orchestra and Choir - Music of Alan Menken, arranged by Michael Kosarin (December 2017) 

Featured Soloist LA OPERA series "OFF GRAND"  -  "PERSONA" by Keeril Makan, Beth Morrison Production at REDCAT Theater, Walt Disney Concert hall (November 2017) 

Featured Soloist - LA PHIL NOON to MIDNIGHT new music series at Walt Disney Concert Hall (November 2017)

Featured Soloist for Lalo Schifrin 85th Birthday Big Band Jazz Tribute, Los Angeles, CA, music from his "Jazz Mass", his movie score "Bullitt",  "Troubador" (Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute) (October 2017) 

Featured Soloist - ECHO SOCIETY - Bass Flute Improvisation with interactive computer graphics/sound design by composer Joseph Trapanese, Los Angeles, CA (October 2017) 

Faculty Presentation/Lecture at the University of Redlands on "Music Career Opportunities" in the Freshman Seminar Class (October 2017) 

Featured Soloist - Evening of all Luciano Berio Solo Sequenzas - LA Times Reviewed at the Monk Space in Los Angeles, CA (September 2017) 

University of Redlands Faculty Showcase Concert featuring music of Mark Dancingers and Anthony Suter (September 2017) 

Featured Soloist - Mt. Wilson Observatory Chamber Music Series - Solos Flute with String Trio, including Mozart: Flute Quartet in 'D' Major, Villa-Lobos: "The Jet Whistle" for Flute and Cello and transcriptions of John Williams and George Delerue for Flute and String Trio. (September 2017) 

Featured Soloist - California Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall - "Shakespeare in Love" Concert, Music for Solo Flute and Orchestra by Nino Rota, Stephen Warbeck, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Grusin (August 2017) 

Andrea Bocelli, Opera Singer, Hollywood Bowl - Flute/Piccolo (August 2017) 

Featured Soloist - Redlands Symphony - ALL J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerti with Maestro Ransom Wilson (August 2017) 

Featured Soloist -- Alagna Chamber Music Festival in Italy "From Bach to Williams" -- Solo Flute and Piano Recital with Van Cliburn Gold-Medal Winner pianist and music director, Simone  Pedroni , Works of Francois Poulenc, Franz Schubert, John Williams, George Delerue, Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone (August 2017)

Redlands Music Academy  -- Master Class Teacher and Seminar on the Flutes Family with participants ages 8 through 15, Redlands, CA (July 2017) 

Diana Krall, Jazz pianist and Singer at Hollywood Bowl -- Flute with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (July 2017) 

ASCAP Workshop - Seminar on Flute and Chamber Music (July 2017)

Flute Soloist and Clinician -  Southern California Flute Camp (July 2017)

Featured Soloist and Clinician  - Sunset Chamber Fest  - Solo Flute piece of Eric Tanguay (June 2017) 

Featured Soloist -- Brightwork New Music Ensemble Concert at Monk's Space on the series "Tuesdays at Monk Space', Los Angeles, CA (June 2017)

Recording of "Legends of the Fall' by James Horner transcribed for Flute and Piano for the Krakow Film Music Festival CD - recorded with award-winning pianist Jean-michel Bernard at Capitol Records (May 2017) 

Krakow Film Music Festival -- Featured Soloist performing the world premiere of the "Beauty and the Beast" Suite for Solo Flute, Orchestra and Choir - Music of Alan Menken, arranged by Michael Kosarin and John Williams: Princess Leia's Theme for Flute and Orchestra at the 15, 000 seat Tauron Arena (May 2017) 

Featured Soloist - new CD of music of Lalo Schifrin recorded at Capitol Records with Lalo Schifrin, piano and Jean-michel Bernard, piano (April 2017)

Featured soloist - new album "1985 AT THE MOVIES" recorded at Fox Studios, David Newman Conducting the Hollywood Studio Orchestra, Flute Soloist on Georges Delerue: Agnus of God, John Corigliano: Revolution "A Children's Song" (Flute and Penny Whistle) and John Barry: View TO A Kill - Opening solo and Rock Flute Improvisation (April 2015) 

LA OPERA - W.A. Mozart: The Abduction of the Seraglio - Principal/ Solo Flute (February 2017)

Featured Soloist and Clinician - Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive (January 2017) 

Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist - Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Flute (July 2016) 

Flute Soloist - new recording, "California Concertino" for Flute and Chamber Orchestra with the Hollywood Studio Orchestra by Bevan Manson, Albany Records, recorded at Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA  (August 2014) 

Jacaranda Music Series - Featured Soloist (2017 - 2018) 

Various Brightwork New Music Ensemble formal concerts and composition students readings at colleges all over southern California (2017-2018)

Ransom Wilson, International Flute Soloist, Clinician and Flute Professor at Yale School of music 

Paul Edmund-Davies, Principal Flute, London Symphony Orchestra

William Bennett, Principal Flutist, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra 

Jim Walker, Flutist of Free Flight and former principal flutist, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Emily Beynon, Principal Flutist, Concertgebouw Orchestra 

Janet Ferguson, Former Principal Flutist, the Los Angeles Philharmonic 

Ransom Wilson, Solo Flutist, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, NYC, Professor of Flute at Yale University School of Music 

Jeanne Baxtresser, Former Principal Flutist, New York Philharmonic 

Mary Karen Clardy - Soloist and international clinician 

Walfried Kujala, Former Piccoloist, Chicago Symphony 

Katerina Zenz, New Music Specialist, University of Macedonia, Associate Professor - Workshop on Extended Techniques for the Flute 

Featured Soloist at the National Flute Convention in Pittsburgh 

Featured Soloist at the National Flute Convention in New York City 

Guest Panelist at the "Hollywood Music Workshop for Composers" in Vienna, Austria (July 2014) 

Adjudicator of the All-Southern California and clinician for the high school and orchestra 

J.S.Bach Festival and Competition- Junior and Senior Instrumental Division 

Adjudicator of the Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition 

Woodwind Coordinator - Los Angeles Philharmonic Young Composers Fellowship Program with composers Steven Stucky and John Adams 

Featured Soloist  - Concerto for Two Flutes by Steven Stucky with flutist Ransom Wilson, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, CA 

Featured Soloist with the Redlands Symphony - Mozart Concerto in D Major, k.314 with my own original cadenzas 

Featured soloist with the Redlands Symphony - Griffes Poem for Flute and Orchestra 

Featured Soloist at the Redlands Bowl with the Redlands Symphony performing concertos by Luigi  Boccherini, Arthur Foote and Malcolm Arnold 

Featured Soloist at the ASCAP 2014 Awards Gala in Beverly Hills Hilton - Tribute to Henry Mancini (June 2014) 

Featured Soloist at the 100th Anniversary of ASCAP Gala Concert at the Krakow, Poland Film Music Festival with guest composers Hans Zimmer, Patrick Doyle, Elliot Goldenthal, and also a new video game chamber concert, performing new commissions (September 2014) 

Guest Panelist at the "Hollywood Music Workshop for Composers" in Vienna, Austria (July 2014) 

Featured Soloist with the Macau Orchestra in China, performing new commissions for the concert "Hollywood Love Stories" at the largest hotel in the World: Venetian Macau. Historic first film music concert in China (February 2013) 

Featured Soloist on the Varèse Sarabande Record Label 35th Anniversary Gala Concert (largest film score label in the world) Los Angeles, CA , performing new commissions. Guest composers Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, John Debney, Joel McNeeley, Cliff Eidelman, Chris Lennertz, Austin Wintory, Diego Navarro, Michael Giacchino (May 2013) 

Featured Soloist on the Varèse Sarabande Record Label 35th Anniversary Halloween Gala Concert, performing new commissions. Guest composers, Marco Beltrami, Chris Young, Lee Holdridge, Joseph LoDuca, Randy Edelman, Brian Tyler (October 2013)

Featured Soloist Redlands Symphony performing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, k.299, with encore by Jaques  Ibert "Entr'acte" (November 2013) 

Featured Soloist at the International Film Music Festival "FIMUCITE" in Tenerife, Canary Islands of Spain with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Tenerife and the Big Band de Canarias performing new commissions (July 2013 and July 2014) 

Featured Soloist at the Transatlanyk Film and Film Music Festival in Poznan, Poland, performing new commissions (August 2013) 

Numerous solo and chamber recitals, flute studio classes, past and currently planned at the University of Redlands as well as the HEAR NOW Contemporary Music Festival in Los Angeles, Sundays Live at Six at LACMA, Jacaranda - Music at the Edge Series in Santa Monica, Brightwork New Music Ensemble, and many others.

Performance Videos

W.F. Bach - "The Complete Duo Sonatas for Two Flutes" - Duo. No. 6, mvt. lll - "Presto": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UPMdgrsmvI&list=PL8e9nonOberKhPYAkEu1oUh6SwQS-puPI&index=31

New Music for Flute and Cello by Brett Banducci - "Basque Suites" with Sara Andon, flute and Rainer Crosett, cello Live performance Video at LA's Sunset Chamber Music Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u0GMlUGItg

Debussy - "Syrinx for Solo Flute" at the Mount Wilson Observatory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50EWXY-CbIQ

Penny Whistle Feature - "The Simplicity of Home" from the video game "WildStar" by composer Jeff Kurtenacker, recorded at Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLVWprdzQ3o&feature=youtu.be

PIXAR movie "The Good Dinosaur" - Sara Andon, featured Alto Flute soloist, footage from the recording session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL6BjCRWw5c&t=229&feature=youtu.be&app=deskt

Alex North - "Spartacus Love Theme” for Solo Flute and Orchestra - ASCAP 100th Anniversary Gala, Krakow Film Music Festival Sara Andon, Flute, arranged by Lee Holdridge with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Conducted by Diego Navarro: https://youtu.be/sN9uOzE4GXU

Solo Jazz Flute Improvision video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJpwub7oUU

John Williams - "Princess Leia's Theme" with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Diego Navarro, Conductor, Krakow Film Music Festival, Sara Andon, Flute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs4q7DYf220

Media Perspective Forum - Interview Article with performance photos: https://perspectiveforum.net/2016/11/11/sara-andon/