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Flute Fair Performances

  • Guest Artist Performance: Gareth McLearnon's recital will be streamed on Friday evening, 7:30, April 8th, time to be determined soon.  $10 for members and only $15 per person for non-members. Note - Tickets for this event are separate from our main Flute Fair on Saturday April 9th. Be sure to find out more and purchase tickets for Gareth's recital! 

    With musical collaborators from L’APPASIONATA Orchestra da Camera di Verona, Italia

Lorenzo Gugole: Violin I

Elisa Spremulli: Violin II

Vincenzo Starace: Viola

Andrea Marcolini: Cello

Matteo Zabadneh: Double Bass

    • April 8th, 2022, 7:30 Friday Eve Online Performance
    • Program. Public Invited - Spread the Word!
      • Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major K285: 15:00 (w/strings)
      • McLearnon: Cosmic Dawn for Flute Ensemble: 6:00
      • McLearnon: Single Yellow Line for Flute Quintet (brand new arrangement): 4:00
      • Trad. Arr. McLearnon: A Few Wee Jigs for Flute & Flute Ensemble (new arrangement) 3:00
      • Sollima: Contrafactus for Flute & String Quintet: 12:00
      • Trad. (Arr. McLearnon): Danny Boy for Flute & Strings

  • Masterclass Performances: Performances in the Sara Lasky Masterclass with guest artist Gareth McLearnon will be streamed on Saturday morning 4/9.  Auditing (listening in, not performing) is covered by your flute fair registration. We hope you will listen in to hear these talented young performers and Gareth's insights on these pieces!
11:15 - 1:15: Masterclass with Gareth and four performers
    • 11:15 – 11:45: Lauren Huber will perform Concerto by Otar Gordeli, pianist Doug Schneider
    • 11:45 – 12:15: Macy Gong will perform the third movement of the Concerto by Jacques Ibert, pianist Doug Schneider
    • 12:15 – 12:45: John Nguyen will perform Fantasie Mignon pour flûte et piano by PaulTaffanel, pianist Artem Arutyunyan
    • 12:45 – 1:15: Miri Lee will perform movement one of the Sonata by Yuko Uebayashi, pianist Garrett Bond
    • Virtual Performances & Workshops: During the months following Flute Fair, there will several other virtual performances by outstanding flutists as well as a range of workshops. This new series is called "First Tuesday with GPFS" - Learn More About First Tuesday Here. Free for members, only $5.00 for non-members.
    • Stay tuned by watching this webpage. Also, GPFS members and contacts will receive email communications about the events as we know more.  
    • Call for Presenters: We'll be sending out a "call" for presenters later in early March to fill out coming months.

    An Introduction to this Year's Master Class Performers

    Lauren Huber is a freshman flutist in the West Salem High School Wind ensemble and Symphony. Lauren is also a member of the Salem Youth Symphony. She has performed masterclasses with Martha Long, Jennifer Rhyne, and Christina Castellanos. She studies with Sandy Norman.

    Macy Gong, fifteen, is a sophomore at Oregon Episcopal School. She began studying the flute at the age of six and is currently a student of Sydney Carlson. Macy has won many awards, including 1st place in the OMEA State Solo Contest, 2nd place in the VSO Young Artists Competition, 3rd place in the NFA Junior Soloist Competition, and she has won the GPFS Young Artist Competition multiple times. She has also won the Cognizart Young Artist Debut! Concerto Competition, and received a scholarship from the Monday Musical Club competition. Additionally, she was one of three flutes across the nation selected to participate in NYO2 2020. Currently, she is serving her third year as the principal flute of the Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP). Aside from flute, she is heavily involved with piano, earning many awards in competitions and festivals. Outside of music, Macy enjoys reading, playing badminton, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

    John Nyugen is a flute performance major, attending the University of Texas – Dallas, where her studies with Terri Sundberg. He recently received the National Flute Association Young Mentorship Program, UT Academic Excellence Scholarship (full ride), and the Beaverton Arts Program Small Project Grant.  John is from Oregon and graduated from Westview High School.

    Miri Lee is a student of Sydney Carlson at Portland State University, pursuing a Master of Music in Performance degree. Miri studied in Han yang University in Korea. Her past teachers include So Young Lee, Hea Sook Yang and Hyun Sook Kim.

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