Double Play flute and tuba has been active as a performing/touring ensemble since 1989. Based in Farmington Hills, MI; this husband and wife team has performed in 45 US states, the District of Columbia and Mexico. Performances feature music covering a span of 300 years (Baroque to Broadway); presenting as the "world's only full-time professional flute and tuba duo!" . Double Play has appeared in venues and for organizations as varied as the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 1779 Town Hall in Mt Washington, Massachusetts. Amy Ridings, flutist, and Patrick Sciannella, tubaist, create their own unique arrangements of many classical standards as well as presenting the occasional, actual flute and tuba composition!
Amy Ridings, flutist, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and a former member of Quintessence Chamber Ensemble and "Jeux a Deux" flute and harp duo. She has appeared with a wide variety of artists from the Bach Aria Group to Michael W. Smith and has recorded for the Summit label.
Patrick Sciannella, tubaist, holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and is a former member of the Genesee and Southwest Brass Quintets. He has performed with the Phoenix and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras.
Celebrating their 27th anniversary as Double Play flute and tuba; their current program offerings include: “Song and Dance” and “Baroque, Broadway and Beyond” for general audiences to “European Cruise” and “Great Stories in Music” for libraries and schools.
Numbered among their recent performances given are the Hudson Historical Society (Ohio); Hillsdale United Methodist Church concert series and 20 Front Street, Lake Orion (Michigan). Their discography includes four recordings: Love and Life; Summer 2001; Impossible Dream; and Tunes for Two.