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Flute Fair Schedule, 2023

The doors will open at 8:30. Sign in at the Gregory Forum building. The vendor area will be open 9:00 - 4:00. The events of the day run from 9:00 - 4:30. 

The fair will be held in two buildings - Gregory Forum and McLoughlin Hall.  Link to a map of CCC Campus: Campus Map

9:00-11:45 Young Artist Competition, Gregory Forum Stage.  Competition adjudicators are Adam Eccleston and Gail Gillespie.

9:00-11:30 GPFS Member Performances, McLoughlin Auditorium. Details: Flute Fair Performances

  • 9:00 Flute Alliance's Friday Nite Flutes! Six talented young flutists from the region will play an energetic program of flute choir music. A great way to kick off the day! 
  • 9:30 Natalie VanSlyke - Program will include: Spirit Flight by Katherine Hoover; Memory by Chen Yi; Le Vent À Travers Les Ruines by Yuko Uebayashi; Syrinx by Claude Debussy; Syrinx by Claude Debussy (a second time from memory); Improvisation of her own.
  • 10:00 John Savage - A short performance and Q & A session on improvisation and contemporary flute techniques.
  • 10:30 Rose City Flute Choir – This flute choir will perform three pieces: Appalachian Suite by Kelly Via; Temple of Heaven by Phyllis Avidan Louke; and, Innes Glas Mor by Lisa LeMay.
  • 11:00 VoxaNova Trio - Dave Griffith: alto flute, Steve Funk: baritone quitar, Al Martin: percussion & flute - light-Jazz and Bossa Nova emphasizing beautiful melodies, lush harmonies, exotic rhythms, and original arrangements. Voxanova is excited to present several new original songs and a relatively unknown theme song from a soap opera popular in Latin America many years ago: Ripples composed by Steve Funk; Instant Samba by Steve Funk; Sanddollars Don’t Lie by Dave Griffith; Coffee at Five by Steve Funk; Into the Wind by Steve Funk; Levante Os Olhos by Sergio Cuevas.”

9:00-11:45 GPFS Member Workshops, Classroom M229 in McLoughlin Building. Details: Flute Fair Workshops

  • 9:00-9:45 Cassie Maloney presents Flutists & the Alexander Technique - in music and living your daily life.
  • 10:00-10:45 Guest Artist Jill Felber, Professor of Flute at University of California at Santa Barbara, presents  Extreme Makeover: Flute Edition!
  • 11:00-11:45 Gabriela Gimenes presents The Flute in Brazil: Exploring the integration of classical and popular compositions with the most prominent flute genre in Brazil, the Choro. Gabby will talk about the Choro and Nossa . Choro da Alegria will join the session to demonstrate and accompany. Joining in will be Cláudia Nascimento, Principal Flute at São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

11:45 – 12:30 Open time/lunch break.  Enjoy more of the music vendor booths and the two food awesome foodtrucks there. Click to see menu: Smokin John's Bar-B-Que and Bayou Bros Cajun

12:30 -1:15 – Guest Artist Workshop, Gregory Forum Stage - Zart Dombourian-Eby presents on the piccolo The Three T's of AlTernaTe Fingerings: Technique, Timbre, and Tuning!

1:15-1:30 – Brief GPFS Annual Business Meeting for Election of Officers and Members-at-Large, Vote to Amend Bylaws, Honoring Outgoing Board Members. Gregory Forum Stage

1:30-2:15 – Guest Artist Zart Dombourian-Eby Recital, Gregory Forum Stage

  • Rima, for piccolo and piano, by Marilyn Bliss (b. 1954)
  • Concerto in C Major, R. 443, on piccolo with piano - Allegro, Largo, Allegro molto, by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • Timeless, for piccolo and piano, by Ken Benshoof (b. 1933)
  • Tango Etude No. 3, piccolo alone, by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
  • Nightclub 1960,  on piccolo with piano, from Histoire du Tango, by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)        

2:30-4:30 – Guest Artist Masterclass, Gregory Forum Stage

  • 2:30 - Fanmi Imen, composed by Valerie Coleman, performed by Caewithe Miller senior at Camus High School
  • 3:00 - “Dialogues with Àxel," Concerto for Piccolo, Op. 126, second movement, composed by Salvador Brotons, performed by Molly Duggan a senior at Portland State University
  • 3:30 - Trail of Tears Concerto for Flute, first movement Where the Wind Blew Free, composed by Michael Daugherty, performed by Elaine Matir, University of Oregon
  • 4:00 - Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra Op. 50, first movement Andante comodo, composed by Lowell Liebermann, performed by Natalie Van Slyke a masters student at the University of Oregon

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