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Keep  your eye on this page for current educational and performance opportunities from our flutist friends throughout the Pacific Northwest, across the country and world. This is a service by GPFS in support of helping our members network, and, importantly, learn about excellent flutists from Oregon and other areas of the Northwest.

As members, if you have resources or events you'd like members to know about - yours or others in the PNW, nationally or globally please let us know and we'll get it posted here.

LOCAL/REGIONAL

  • Czech Mix: 45th Parallel Universe has a couple upcoming programs that feature the flute.  First, on 12/1/22,  is 45th Parallel Universe's upcoming debut at the Reser Center in Beaverton. The program features masterpieces by Czech composers, including the iconic Dvorak Serenade. You can use the code 45DEBUT for a 25% discount on tickets. You can learn more and by tickets at https://www.45thparallelpdx.org/concerts/czech-mix/

    Brave New World: The second is on 1/26/23 and features six (mostly) local players.  Information about that concert is here: https://www.45thparallelpdx.org/concerts/brave-new-world. Features flutists Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Adam Eccleston, Zach Galatis, Tim Hagen, Martha Long, and Alicia Paulsen.

  • Katie Frisco shares an online masterclass that she is offering to support flutists during audition season. Sessions will be held during the month of January 2023. The course is designed to help flutists level up their playing, support their mindset, build community, and use auditions to meet artistic and personal goals. Each week the musicians will participate in an excerpt class led by one of our amazing faculty members, a mindset workshop to foster a nourishing, positive mindset around auditioning, and a mock audition where participants can run excerpt lists for the group. In addition, there are two bonus sessions: 

    1. Bonita Boyd will lead a conversation around trusting your artistic voice;
    2. Our faculty will offer a Q and A session around audition prep sharing their wisdom from both sides of the screen. 

    Link to learn more: <Webpage for Event>

  • Flutist Adam Eccleston will be the Guest Soloist with the  Portland Chamber Orchestra on January 14, 2023 at 7:30pm. Location: Patricia Reser Center For The Arts. He'll be performing the Mozart Concerto in D Major. Tickets available through the PCO website.


NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

  • Spring Calls us Into Nature: New video recording from Molly Barth! Song, for solo flute, by Jennifer Higdon – Click here for the recording. We miss having Molly in Oregon!
  • Newly released Passacaglia performance – “In 2020, the NFA commissioned Passacaglia, a stirring piece by acclaimed composer Jessie Montgomery. David J. Brown, MD, envisioned and funded this commission, sharing, "I felt the need to do something that would showcase Black excellence, so I am happy to partner with the NFA and Jessie Montgomery on this commission. After a remarkable premiere performance at the 2021 NFA virtual convention, Passacaglia has been celebrated yet again, this time through a performance by the Frost Flute Studio, including NFA member Brendon Wilkins and led by NFA member Jennifer Grim.” Watch the video here.
  • Did you know Sir James Galway as a video series on his YouTube site Practicing with Sir James. it includes about 6 sessions created during the “stay at home, stay safe”lockdown.
  • From the NY Times, Five Minutes that will Make You Love the Flute - “It’s an instrument based on the most fundamental sign of life: breath. Listen to the best music ever written for it.” This is a January 6th, 2021 (updated January, 2022) article from the NY Times which is part of series they do titled “Five Minutes to Make You Love [e.g., flute, piano, dance, Beethoven, violin, Baroque music, and others listed at the end of their article]. This article features about 18 pieces selected and commented on by a range of contributors - flutists, composers, music editors, writers, conductors, singers, music critics and others. Flutists include older and more contemporary favorites including Claire Chase, James Galway, Jethro Tull. Click here to read the article. They also have a playlist on Spotify, along with other of their “Five Minutes to Make You Love.”
  • Noteworthy List to Watch - The National Flute Association has a listing of Events on their homepage, scroll down to the bottom of that page. However, please note that not all country or global events are listed there. GPFS will use this listing below to make sure our membership is aware of as many opportunities as possible, particularly those in the Pacific Northwest and from our membership.
  • New Jersey Flute Society – This society continues to offer online events. Keep an eye on their webpage.
  • Chicago Flute Club - This club os continuing its online Fluting with the Stars virtual series. Affordable, often high profile flutists. 
  • Fabulous Flute Music Company - This outstanding duo of  Phyllis Avidan Louke and Patricia George continue to offer two hour performance and pedagogy classes on Sunday afternoons with upcoming dates in September and October.
  • British Flute Society – Our European friends from the British Flute Society are offering an online series for their members with periodic (not weekly) episodes called: Masterclass Mondays - guidance on all aspects of playing from top flutists; Technique Tuesdays – top players share their tips; and, Warm-Up Wednesdays - an opportunity to warm-up (live and on-demand) with a range of outstanding flutists.
  • Online Piccolo Academy - The International Piccolo Flute Academy has launched  this very affordable online piccolo academy - about $7.00 a month. A “roster of renowned international players such as Nicola Mazzanti provide tips, advice and educational materials. New lessons are added every month. This resource can be accessed through your phone, tablet or computer.  
  • Flute Center of NY: While their Summer Salon Series has passes, keep an eye on this company’s events website, YouTube Channel and Instagram. They have been holding concerts with featured artists on Facebook.
  • Miyazawa Online Events: While their summer festival series has passed, some of the individual events and more current events such as special artist interviews can still be found on their YouTube Channel - Miyazawa Flutes. This is a good reminder to be on the lookout for outstanding educational and performance opportunities from the flute makers and their performance artists. Consider subscribing to the social media and newsletters of this maker and others.
  • Simply Flute – In honor of GPFS’s fall guest artist Paul Edmund-Davies, we remind you here of his web presence  www.simplyflute.com: “a platform dedicated to providing instruction and exercises to help flute players of all stages and ages on their respective musical journeys. Content for the site is regularly created and updated. Subscribers have access to more than 1750 pages of music and text and in excess of 370 performance/teaching videos, all for the price of less than two coffees a month!”
  • Podcasts Galore! – Feeling adventuresome, maybe you want to connect with new flutists, fresh fluting ideas or simply find tidbits of good company and perspective during these more personally and musically isolated times? Consider trying some of the podcasts listed on the GPFS Flute Resources webpage. Simply scroll down to the Podcast heading and take a look at your options. They are all quite different in purpose and tone so try them on for size and maybe pick a favorite one to listen to in 2021!

SOME RECORDINGS TO ENJOY

  • Rose Bishop released her solo debut album, Diversions, which was released through Odd Pop Records and features music by all living female composers. There are 3 pieces by Portland-based composer, Lisa Neher, on this album! Diversions is Rose Bishop's debut album of solo flute repertoire that she either commissioned during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, or performed as part of her residency with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra in October, 2021. Rose premiered Linda Robbins Coleman's flute concerto for alto flute, flute, and piccolo, Diversions, during this residency and the world premiere performance is included on the album. This album features compositions by all female composers, and includes works by Amber BeamsNicole ChamberlainLinda Robbins Coleman, and Lisa Neher." https://www.rosebishopflute.com/diversions-cd

  • Dr. Sophia Tegart, Associate Professor of Flute at Washington University, has released two albums this year. The Pan Pacific Ensemble, a standard wind quintet in which Tegart is a member, released its third album shortly after being named the 2022 winner of The American Prize in Professional Chamber Music. Their album “Ambiguous Traces” features newly commissioned works by Portland composer Kenji Bunch and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen, as well as works by Austin Yip (Hong Kong), David Jarvis (Hawaii), and Chen Yi (UMKC). The album, released through Albany Records, can be found on all streaming sites, including Apple Music. Additionally, The Cherry Street Duo, Tegart’s duo with Dr. Krista Jobson (Associate Professor of Flute at University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley), released its debut album “Flute Duos by Women Composers.” This album features works by Shulamit Ran, Chen Yi, Claude Arrieu, Yuko Uebayashi, and Maria Szymanowska. The album was released through WSU Records and can be found on all streaming sites, including Apple Music. Apple Music link Pan Pacific Ensemble: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ambiguous-traces/1640095236Apple Music link Cherry Street Duo: https://music.apple.com/us/album/flute-duos-by-women-composers/1621169955
  • Oregon Symphony Essential Sound Bites: For your enjoyment, Martha Long, principal flutist with the OR Symphony, plays Debussy’s “Syrinx” for solo flute – YouTube link to performance. Keep your eye on their webpage for future performances of interest - OR Symphony Essential Sounds.
  • 45th Parallel, Flute Duo: A pleasant recording of duets from OR Symphony flutist Martha Long and her friend and fellow flutist extraordinaire, Chicago-based Tim Hagen – YouTube link to performance. “The Portland Social Distance Ensemble presents Flutes Across the Distance, featuring Oregon Symphony principal flutist Martha Long and Chicago based flutist Tim Hagen in a cross-country collaboration. Their program includes Duet in D Major by W.F. Bach, Duos for Flutes by Robert Muczynski, and Grand Duo in D Major by Friedrich Kulau.”
  • 45th Parallel, Arcturus Wind Quintet: This “live stream concert features the Arcturus Quintet performing August Klughardt’s brilliant “Wind Quintet in C Major.” Five stellar wind virtuosos will performing from five different places will be combined into an integrated ensemble, featuring clarinetist James Shields (New Mexico), flutist Martha Long (Hillsboro), bassoonist Steve Vacchi (Eugene), hornist Joe Berger (Milwaukie), and oboist Karen Wagner (Portland)  - YouTube link to performance.
  • 45th Parallel, Zach Galatis: - Another recording for your enjoyment is “This week’s Fridays With 45th Parallel features Oregon Symphony piccolo player and singer extraordinaire Zach Galatis, joined by pianist Maria Garcia in a program of Poulenc, Prokofiev, and Sondheim” – YouTube link to performance. The program also includes a CPE Bach piece.
  • Seattle Flute Society (SFS): “Inspiring and serving the Pacific Northwest flute community since 1979,” announces their new SFS Online Series - https://www.seattleflutesociety.org/. They also released their “first ever digital exclusive content: 8 for August, a unique collaborative performance of Paul Hindemith's Acht Stücke. Eight brilliant Seattle flutists have each taken on one of the movements of this masterpiece for solo flute; the resulting compilation is a wonderful showcase of the vibrant artistry of our Seattle flute-playing community! Featuring performances by Zart Dombourian-Eby, Sarah Bassingthwaighte, Sarah Pyle, Christina Medawar, Rose Johnson, Jeffrey Barker, Merrie Siegel Parmley, and Paul Taub!” Listen to the release of “8 for August” here, scroll down to see the video link!
  • Sophia Tegart, Assistant Professor of Flute at WSU, Yamaha Performing Artist and a GPFS member has released an album of works for flute and piano with pianist Michael Seregow. “Palouse Songbook,” features compositions inspired by nature, art, and poetry by women composers. Released on Centaur Records, the album contains both newly commissioned and previously written works by Emily Doolittle, Gabriela Lena Frank, Ingrid Stölzel, Nadine Dyskant-Miller, Jessica Rudman, and Jean Ahn. The project was funded by a WSU New Faculty Seed Grant and is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and Amazon – Spotify Link for Palouse Songbook.


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