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Flute Fair Schedule

 Preliminary Version of 38th Annual GPFS Flute Fair Program.pdf

The Zoom links for the performances and workshops will be emailed to registrants. These Zoom links can also be found by going to the Members area of this GPFS website which is found under the Members Resources tab above. Simply login with your email and password and then go to the Events section. You will also find the above program in that area which also includes the Zoom links on the master schedule page.


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: Danny Boy for Flute and Piano (Gareth playing both) 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

April 9th 8:45 - 2:30, Saturday Online

8:45 - 9:00: Meet the Guest Artist - A Conversation with Guest Artist Gareth McLearnon

9:00 - 9:45: Workshop One - De-mystifying Great Tone with Gareth McLearnon

10:00 - 10:45: Workshop Two - The Whistle-stop Tour of Extended Techniques with Gareth McLearnon

11:00 - 11:15: GPFS Member Annual Meeting

11:15 - 1:15: Masterclass with Gareth and four performers

1:30 - 2:30: Young Artist Competition Winner Performances

De-mystifying Great Tone: An approach to explore the brass-tacks methodology and techniques of creating a great tone on your flute. Clear instructions, innovative approaches, surprising ideas, useful analogies, and even some controversial myth-busting to be had in this fully interactive session! Have your flutes out and ready to test throughout the class! (While muted!)

The Whistle-stop Tour of Extended Techniques: A seat-of-your-pants, rapid-fire, Flutes Out exploration of TWENTY of the most common extended techniques for the flute - ranging from the conventional to the innovative to the downright STRANGE. Thanks to Zoom and the MUTE function - you can happily squeak, honk and splurt your way through the class without fear! Just maybe have a cloth close at hand to give your computer screen a wipe!

Masterclass with Gareth and four selected performers will be conducted after these workshops. More details to come! Listen in, enjoy and learn about the performers' pieces and his feedback on learning and performing them.





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