Lisboa à solta Release date:  September 12, 2018

It's official -  Susan's new recording is out in the US and digitally since September 12, 2018.  Check this site to purchase the CD or single tracks, also available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify


Susan will perform at ShapeShifterLab in Brooklyn, New York on February 10, 2019, (details below).

Special guests Hector del Curto (bandoneon) and Murray Weinstock (piano, keyboards) will join Susan and her band expanding the program to include works from Susan’s Elegante and Lisboa Íntima.

Susan will travel to Portugal for concerts from March 16-24, 2019, kicking off the Portuguese and European release of Lisboa à Solta with performances at FNAC and other venues, as well as TV appearances and interviews with the leading Portuguese music publications. Stay tuned for more…


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In his 1990 New York Times Review entitled "A Flutist Who Spans Many Idioms", Donal Henahan wrote:  "Susan Palma has long been held in awe as a virtuoso flutist and a good musical citizen by followers of a wide variety of performing groups, including Speculum Musicae, Orpheus, the American Composers Orchestra, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Bach Chamber Soloists.... READ MORE


Susan has been the principal flutist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1980.  Orpheus has partnered with TARISIO, the leading international venue for fine string instruments and bows, for the second season of salon-style chamber music, entitled Twilight at Tarisio.  Each of the five concerts features music and food inspired by some of the greatest European cities.  On February 13, 2019, Susan will lead a program titled "Lisbon, City of Explorers" featuring music from Portugal.  Susan will be joined by renowned guitarist Pedro Jóia, the redoubtable percussionist Ruca Rebordão and Susan's great friend and colleague from Orpheus, cellist Melissa Meell who will perform on one of Tarisio's prized instruments - perhaps a Stradivarius or Guarneri.  The group will perform the music of Carlos Paredes, Alain Oulman, Armandinho and a new composition by Pedro "Velho Mondego". 

Tarisio {244 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, 11th Floor Salon. T +1 800 814 4188; T +1 212 307 7224.Tickets $60.00, food and beverages included. Seating limited}

Prior to the Tarisio concert, Susan, Pedro, Ruca, Melissa and other special guest will perform two concerts in New York, venues to be announced, pleases stay tuned