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Flute Fair Performances, 2024

Friday 4/12/24, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Flute Fair Guest Artist Marianne Gedigian in Concert, The Old Madeleine Church, followed by a light reception. Public invited. 

  • Sonata in F Minor by Georg Phillip Telemann (b.1681 – d.1767): Triste; Allegro; Andante; and, Vivace
  • Summerland for Flute and Piano by William Grant Still (b.1895 – d.1978): Dark Horsemen; Summerland; and, Radiant Pinnacle
  • Perpetual Afternoon by Kristin P. Kuster (b. 1973)
  • A Night Piece by Arthur Foote (b.1853 – d.1937)
  • Sonata for Flute and Piano by Bohuslav Jan Martinů (1890 – 1959)
  • The Conversation of Prayer for Solo Flute by Roxanna Panufnik (b. 1968)
  • Sonata for Flute and Piano by Gaetano Donizetti (b.1797 – d.1848): Largo; and, Allegro

Here is a link to the full program for the evening: FINAL Marianne Gedigian Concert Program.pdf

Saturday 4/13/24, 9:00 - 4:00, at Clackamas Community College

9:00-12:00: Young Artist Competition, Gregory Forum Stage. Anyone attending Flute Fair can take time to listen to these outstanding middle and high school youth play their competition piece. 

Thank you to Flute World for donating the 3rd prize of a

$50 gift certificate for the Junior Division.

Thank you to the Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company for donating the 3rd prize of a $75 gift certificate for the Senior Division.

Saturday, 9:15-12:15: GPFS Member Performances, McLoughlin Auditorium (1st floor). 

9:15 – 9:45:  New Works for Flute and Marimba by Student and Faculty Composers, performed by Linfield College music faculty flutist Alexis Evers & percussionist Florian Conzetti. A showcase of compositions for flute and marimba by Linfield student composers, along with Red Flame by Andrea Reinkemeyer. The student works were premiered in November 2023 as part of the Lacroute Composer Readings & Chamber Music Mentorship program at Linfield University. Red Flame served as the reference work for this ensemble, and was premiered by Conzetti and Evers in August 2023.

10:15 – 10:45: Flute Duos by Living Composers, performed by Portland flutists Alexis Evers and Robert Wakeley. This is a program of flute duets by living composers featuring Samuel Zyman's Intuition, commissioned in 2022 by the Flute New Music Symposium, along with works by other composers such as Shulamit Ran and Nicole Chamberlain.

11:00 – 11:30: Metropolitan Youth Symphony Flute Ensemble presents "The World of Dance." Exploring the world of dance from various cultures from the tango to calypso and classical. The students will lead you in an energetic program of diverse works that represents our communities and shows off their eclectic sides as the MYS Flute Ensemble. Director: Adam Eccleston. Flutists - Hailey Choi, Taylor Choi, Miriam Haralson, Cam Huang, Anna Lee, Lucia Moreno, Isabela Rosete, Rohan Focer, Somin Park, Scout Wiese

11:45 – 12:15: Rose City Flute Choir - Elijah Pine Conductor. Members: Jamal Baghdadi, Kerri Brown, Julie Campbell, Karen Duggan, Molly Duggan, Janet Garland, Elaine Goldsmith, Elicia Harrell, Ken Heichelheim, Alana Jaylo, Deborah Johnson, Karen Koehler, Mindy Lachner, Sharley LaMora, Barb Meis, Colleen Nelson, Jourdan Paul, Frank Poloney, Donna Schmidt, Susie Seyer, Beverly Shiroma, Lisa Steinkamp, Sandy Ulam, Nina Vetter, Ellie Whitcock

  • Of Mountains, Lakes, and Mischief by Phyllis Avidan Louke (b. 1954): Mountain Prayer; Eleven Cats; Kayak on the Lake
  • Three Dances from Henry VIII by Edward German/Arranged by John Gibson
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury/Arranged by Lisa L. Ochoco

Saturday, 2:15-4:15: Guest Artist Masterclass, Gregory Forum Stage. Anyone attending Flute Fair is welcome to listen in on these  performances for our Guest Artist Marianne Gedigian who will provide feedback. This is always an interesting way to learn new playing and practice tips as well as about new repertoire.

  • 2:15 - Diego Fernandez, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Freshman, Concerto in D, mov 1, by Carl Reineke
  • 2:45 - Fedor Chayka, University of Oregon, Freshman, Concerto in D, mov. 3, by Aram Khachaturian
  • 3:15 Hugo Romero, Portland State University,Junior, Ballade, by Carl Reineke
  • 3:45 Macy Gong, Oregon Episcopal School, Senior Concerto for Flute, by Carl Nielsen

NOTE: A few of the Workshops this year have a strong performance component as well. Please go to this Workshops page to learn more about these - Flute Fair Workshops. Here's a quick view:

McLoughlin Hall, Room 229

11:00 - 11:45: Fresh Perspectives: New works for Flute, Alto Flute, Media, and Fixed Electronics, presented by flutist Elaine Martir and composer Kevin Kopsco.

McLoughlin Hall, Room - 253

10:00 - 10:45:  Performance and Electronics - Electroacoustic Music of the 20th Century, presented by flutist Savannah Gentry.

11:00 - 11:45: Understanding Extended Techniques through Resonance, presented by flutist Savanah Gentry. 

12:00 - 12:30: Practice Steps for Piccolo Performance in Group Master Class Style, presented by Dr. Regina Helcher Yost.

    Marianne Gedigian, our 40th Annual GPFS Flute Fair Guest Artist, is professor of flute at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. She previously served as professor of flute at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music where she holds a Butler Endowed Professorship in Flute and is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

    Ms. Gedigian performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over a decade, including several seasons as acting principal flute under Seiji Ozawa. As principal flute with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and acting principal flute with the Boston Pops, Ms. Gedigian has performed on dozens of recordings with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras, Evening at Pops public television broadcasts as well as the nationally broadcast Fourth of July specials. She is a Haynes Flutes Artist. Website: Marianne Gedigian

    Ms. Han has toured internationally as a concert pianist performing in China, Portugal, Spain, and throughout the US. Her performances have been heard on radio shows in Singapore, the U.S., and a television show in Shanghai. In 2008, Ms. Han graduated from Roosevelt University, where she received her Artistic Diploma with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky and Mr.MengChieh Liu. In addition to Ms. Han's successful solo career, she enjoys collaborating with other musicians, she constantly appears in Chicago Culture Center, The Stradivari Society and Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a collaborative pianist and collaborating with such artists as pianist Alberto Portugheis, world-renowned counter-tenor Paul Esswood, world-renowned violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ilya Kaler, Yossif Ivanov, Kyoko Takezawa, Elmar Oliveira, Frank Almond, Violists Roger Chase, Robert Vernon, cellist Timothy Eddy, Flautists Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, Mark Sparks, Jean Ferrandis, Clarinetist Stephen Williamson, Steven Cohen. She has also worked with world-famous conductors such as Riccardo Muti and Christoph Eschenbach.

    Alexis Evers & Florian Conzetti

     Alexis Evers is a Portland-based flutist who performs as a member of the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Concert Choir Orchestra, and Oregon Mozart Players. She has also performed as guest principal flute of the Newport Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra NEXT. An avid performer of new music, she has appeared as a guest artist at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium and SEAMUS Conference, and has collaborated with members of the Oregon Composers Forum and Cascadia Composers. She teaches at Linfield University, and holds degrees from the University of Illinois and University of Oregon. More information can be found at her website Alexis Evers.

    Florian Conzetti, percussionist and educator, has performed as soloist and chamber musician at Music@Menlo, CalPerformances, Stanford Lively Arts, and the Astoria Music Festival, among many others. He is featured in recordings on Innova, Albany, Other Minds, MSR Classics, and Music@Menlo LIVE labels. Conzetti is the principal timpanist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and founder and former artistic director of the critically acclaimed contemporary chamber music group Northwest New Music. Conzetti holds a D.M.A. degree from the Peabody Conservatory and degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Konservatorium für Muisk in Bern, Switzerland. Conzetti is an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at Linfield University, where he teaches music theory, history, world music, percussion, and chamber music. He is the founder and artistic director of the Linfield Collaborative Music Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to commission, perform and record new works by Linfield composers.

    Alexis Evers & Robert Wakeley

    Robert Wakeley is a Portland based flutist and teacher. He is currently acting 3rd flute/piccolo with the Rogue Valley Symphony and 2nd flute/piccolo with the Eugene Concert Orchestra and a regular substitute/extra musician with ensembles around the Northwest, such as the Helena and Vancouver Symphonies. He is the flute instructor for the Rogue Valley Symphony’s education programs, a winds and brass coach for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and teaches at his home in SW Portland and at the Key to Music music school in Vancouver, WA. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota and previously studied at the University of Oregon, Carleton College, and the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. More information can be found at his website Robert Wakeley.

    Metropolitan Youth Symphony Flutists - Hailey Choi, Taylor Choi, Miriam Haralson, Cam Huang, Anna Lee, Lucia Moreno, Isabela Rosete, Rohan Focer, Somin Park, Scout Wiese. Director: Adam Eccleston. Learn more about the Metropolitan Youth Symphony at Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

    Rose City Flute Choir (RCFC), a community flute ensemble, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to weekly rehearsals and the performance of quality flute ensemble literature. We perform at a variety of community and private functions, and provide both a valuable performance opportunity for adult flutists, and a unique concert experience for our audiences throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area. Founded by Treese Kjeldsen in 1986, Phyllis Avidan Louke has been Music Director and Conductor since 1996, is principal flute of Tilikum Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band, served on the GPFS from 1991-2023, teaches flute, and is an award-winning composer and arranger. Learn more about the RCFC at their webpage Rose City Flute Choir.

    Elijah Pine, director for this performance, is a music educator currently teaching general music at Tom McCall Upper Elementary in Forest Grove. Elijah graduated from Pacific University with a B.A.S. in Music Education, Oboe Performance, and Spanish, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. This is his second season playing with Rose City Flute Choir, and he additionally performs with Theatre in the Grove and Portland Gay Men's Chorus.

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