Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Solo Bass Quartet No. 4 Tom Knific: Duo No. 2 for Violin and Double Bass “Zhang Song” Tom Knific: Duo for Violin/Viola and Double Bass Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for Flute, Viola and Contrabass
Zach is back! We’re super thrilled to welcome the return of all-star flutist / piccoloist/ singer Zach Galatis and pianist Maria Garcia with Zach 2.0, in a program of classical music and Broadway song that promises to be wildly entertaining!
Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano Robert Beaser: Souvenirs for Piccolo and Piano (mvmts. IV & V)
Stephem Sondheim: Agony (from Into the Woods) William Finn: What More Can I Say (from Falsettos) Jason Robert Brown: Just One Step (from Songs for a New World) Stephem Sondheim: Agony Reprise (from Into the Woods) Kerrigan & Loudermilk: Run Away With Me (from The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown)
Zach Galatis, flute / piccolo / vocals Maria Garcia, piano
Fear No Music premieres their third virtual Mini Concert of the Tomorrow Is My Turn season, featuring flutist Amelia Lukas in dazzling solo performances of music by Black American composers. Known for her especially pure tone and passionate performances, Lukas offers “a fine balance of virtuosity and poetry.” (The New York Times) Recently appointed as a Powell Flutes Artist, Lukas “excels at bringing drama and fire to hyper-modernist works with challenging extended techniques.” (Oregon ArtsWatch) This uniquely varied and flashy mini program beautifully showcases her wide range of skill and color.
With the Tomorrow Is My Turn season, Fear No Music offers a small glimpse into the breadth and depth of phenomenal music being created by Black artists across the nation. Thoughtfully curated for an optimal online listening experience, this Mini Concert is thirty minutes in length, and is FREE with RSVP; available for streaming on Fear No Music’s YouTube channel.
This rhythmic, melodic tone poem gives the listener a tour of South America. Inspired by the various species of butterflies inhabiting the continent, Danza de la Mariposa is full of rich color, with butterflies dancing and weaving in syncopated rhythms while alternating between the feel of 3 over 4 throughout.
Carlos Simon, Move It(2020) for alto flute
From the Composer’s Note: The pandemic of COVID-19 has continued to influence my social, professional and personal life in ways that I never imagined…. This piece is meant to represent my desire to get out MOVE. My intent is to make this piece an imaginary syncopated joy ride. I wanted to explore the percussive and rhythmic nature of flute; something that moves with energy and forward motion.
Allison Loggins-Hull, Homeland (2018)
From the Composer’s Note: With so many people throughout the world dealing with tragic domestic issues, I began to think about the meaning of home during a crisis. What does home mean when the land has been destroyed? What does it mean when there’s been a political disaster, or a human disaster? How does a person feel patriotic when they feel unwelcomed at the same time? Homeland is a musical interpretation and exploration of those questions.
Joshua Mallard, Perennial (2019)
From the Composer’s Note: Perennial is a work that seeks to repurpose cyclical material by obfuscating and stretching the proportional relationship between each melodic phrase. In some ways, it is also a commentary on my experiences while learning flute. The familiar underpinnings of many older solo flute works has been slightly altered by the use of microtones.
On February 8, Blue Griffin Recordings will release Vanderbilt Virtuosi, an album of works composed and performed by Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music faculty and alumni. Alumni composers include Sean Calhoun, Peter Dayton and Alyssa Weinberg, and Blair faculty composers featured on the album are Michael Slayton, Michael Alec Rose and Samuel Zyman. Performers include Molly Barth, flute, Heather Conner, piano, Jared Hauser, oboe, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, Leslie Norton, horn, Daniel Reinker, viola, Richard Todd, guitar, and Megan Gale, piano. Artist Melanie Brown, featured on the album, will create art during the show, and YOU, the audience, can view the process.
Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano (1994) By Samuel Zyman Molly Barth, flute, Heather Conner, piano
Recollection (2020) By Sean Calhoun Jared Hauser, oboe, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, Leslie Norton, horn, Heather Conner, piano
SofteR.Mutt.errings (2019) By Michael Slayton Molly Barth, flute, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, Daniel Reinker, viola
Mar de Lurin (2011) By Peter Dayton Jared Hauser, oboe, Richard Todd, guitar
Music for Horn and Piano (2007) By Alyssa Weinberg Leslie Norton, horn, Megan Gale, piano
To The Four Winds (2020) By Michael Alec Rose Molly Barth, flute, Jared Hauser, oboe, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, Leslie Norton, horn