July 5: Juilliard School Presents Kleine Blumen

Join us for an evening of classical music featuring flute quartet Kleine Blumen.

Performance times: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

Kleine Blumen

  • Melanie Williams, Flute
  • Julia Glenn, Violin
  • Danika Paskvan, Viola
  • Ana Kim, Cello

Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt

Thursday Evenings, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
June 21-August 9, 2018

The popular summer performance series in Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.  All ages welcome. Cocktails and light fare for purchase.

$13 per performance online/$15 at door.
Children under five are free.
For ages 5–17, $7 tickets may be purchased at the garden entrance or museum admissions desk.
Held rain or shine. No refunds.

Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt ticket holders may enter the museum starting at 5 p.m


About Kleine Blumen

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams is a historical and modern flutist. She calls New York City and Navarre, Florida home and is currently a C.V. Starr doctoral candidate at The Juilliard School. Ms. Williams was first introduced to the six-holed, 1-keyed baroque flute as a junior at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M., 2012) and her loves of music and history have been inseparably intertwined since. Ms. Williams is the founder of Kleine Blumen and the co-founder of Filigree Baroque, both all-female groups. Kleine Blumen is a quartet dedicated to the study and performance of classical and early romantic chamber music while Filigree Baroque focuses on 18th-century chamber music and music education.  Ms. Williams is on faculty at Juilliard in the school’s Evening Division and is General Manager of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in NYC. She maintains active performance and research endeavors and is a 2018 Presser Graduate Music Award recipient. She has performed internationally in France, Germany, Austria, England, Canada, and China on repertoire from Clérambault to Beethoven.

Melanie Williams, Flute

Julia Glenn

Violinist Julia Glenn holds a doctorate from The Juilliard School where she is also on faculty. She obtained her master’s from New England Conservatory in 2013 and her bachelor’s in linguistics magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2012. Her primary teachers have included James Buswell and Joseph Lin.

A devoted solo and chamber musician, Julia has concertized widely and has recently appeared on stages including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Sanders Theatre, Jordan Hall, the Beijing Recital Hall, and Shanghai Concert Hall. In January of 2016, she gave the world premiere of Milton Babbitt’s Concerti for Violin, Orchestra, and Synthesized Sound.

In addition to her role as performer, Julia draws upon her backgrounds in linguistics and Chinese language for her research on Chinese contemporary music. She has recently presented talks and lecture-performances on her work at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theatre, Juilliard, Harvard University, Shanghai Conservatory, and Beijing Central Conservatory.

Julia Glenn, Violin

Danika Paskvan

Danika Paskvan is an Alaskan violist who lives and works in New York City. She specializes in historical performance and contemporary performance. In the past year, her projects have included tours to India, New Zealand, and Bolivia with Juilliard415, a month-long electronics residency with composer Kaija Saariaho and cellist Anssi Kartunnen at Finland’s Sibelius Academy, and a residency at Cornell University working with both recently resurrected German Baroque and contemporary choral works. She also performs frequently around New York. As an active music writer, she has written for I Care If You Listen and Cacophony Magazine, and presented her scholarly work on linguistics and music, experimentalist socialities, and digital memory at conferences at NYU and Northwestern University. More information on her projects can be found on her website, danikapaskvan.com.

Danika Paskvan, Viola

Ana Kim

Originally from Bloomington, Indiana, Ana Kim performs on historical and modern cellos throughout the US, Europe, Korea, and New Zealand. As an avid chamber musician, she has participated in festivals including Yellow Barn, Verbier Academy, Music@ Menlo, International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, American Bach Soloists Academy, and Berkeley and Boston Early Music Festivals. She has studied with pedagogues Laurence Lesser, Ralph Kirshbaum, and János Starker. She was recently on the faculty of Pacific Union College and has graduated in Historical Performance at Juilliard this past May.

Ana Kim, Cello


Juilliard School performances are made possible by the generous support of Dinny and Lester Morse.