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Spring 2024 Guest Artist Concert - Public Invited!

Haynes Flute Artist Marianne Gedigian 

In Concert on Friday April 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Photo Credit: Chelsea Tanner


  • 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


    Flutist Marianne Gedigian, in Concert

    Here is a link to the full program for the evening:

    FINAL Marianne Gedigian Concert Program.pdf

    Artist: Haynes Flute Artist Marianne Gedigian will perform as part of the 40th Annual Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair. Learn more about Marianne below.

    What: Live Concert with a pre-concert social and post-concert reception.


    When: Friday April 12, 2024,

    • 7:00 - 8:15 pm concert
    • Pre-concert social 6:15 - 6:45 during which we can enjoy a half hour of music performed by the Trillium Flute Consort, socialize and enjoy! All welcome.
    • Post-concert "Meet the Artists" reception 8:15 - 8:45 - cupcakes and sparkling cider! All welcome.

    Location & Parking: The Old Madeleine Church, a beautiful, historic performance venue in Portland, OR, located at 3123 NE 24th Ave.  For parking, the Madeleine Parish School parking lot is accessible off of 24th and there is plenty of street parking on 23rd and 24th.  Entrance to the performance venue is just around the corner on 23rd.

    Cost: Modest fees for the public, including youth and senior rates. $10 for adult GPFS members and guests, $5 for youth GPFS members and guests.

    Program: Click here to see the full program for the evening - Concert Program.

    This event and Flute Fair the following day is co-sponsored by the

    Clackamas Community College Music Department and Haynes Flutes.

    Marianne Gedigian 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. Prior to her tenure at The University of Texas at Austin she was on faculty at Boston University College of Fine Arts and Boston Conservatory. She studied in Boston with Leone Buyse and Doriot Anthony Dwyer, and in Michigan with Clement Barone and Donna Olkowski.

    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 has also been heard on several John Williams’ movie scores, including Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List and can be seen in the film Blown Away. In the 2000 - 2001 season, Ms. Gedigian was invited by Mariss Jansons to perform as acting principal flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

    Her solo performances have taken her around the world, including recitals in Japan, Australia, China, Canada, Europe, and Armenia and she has appeared as concerto soloist numerous times with the Boston Pops Orchestra and with the Armenian Philharmonic performing her own transcription for flute of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto.

    During her years in Boston, she performed as principal flute with every major arts organization including the Opera Company of Boston, Musica Viva, Boston Chamber Music Society, and as a member of Boston Ballet Orchestra. She was featured with flutist and vocalist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame in performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

    Ms. Gedigian has presented recitals, concerti, and master classes at numerous universities, conservatories, and festivals across the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, England and Austria. She won First Prize in the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition and the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition and was later featured in the NFA Annual Convention Gala and Headliner performances in Pittsburgh, New Orleans, San Diego and Orlando. She was founding member of the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players and was formerly a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet, one of chamber music’s pre-eminent and longest continuously active ensembles.

    Her solo recordings include Voice of the Flute and Revolution, both with pianist Rick Rowley and chamber music for flute, strings and piano, The Evolution of the American Sound, a collection of music that explores the American voice during the early to mid-twentieth century, with the Walden Chamber Players.

    Ms. Gedigian authored an allegorical tale, Survival of the Flutist, with illustrator Patti Adams published by Flutistry Boston.

    Summer festival appearances include Brevard Music Center, ARIA International Summer Academy, Round Top International Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

    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.

    Trillium Flute Consort is a group of flutists that has performed together in the Portland metropolitan area for almost ten years. The group has performed at a wide range of venues and events including Make Music Portland, Grotto Festival of Lights, Victorian Mansion, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, Randall Children’s Hospital, pre-concert music for the Hillsboro Symphony, and local assisted living and retirement residences. Members perform on most of the instruments in the flute family such as piccolos, c flutes, alto flutes, and bass flutes. Performers include the group leader Denise Wilson (, Karen Hansen, Elicia Harrell, Deborah Johnson, Mindy Lachner, and Lisa Steinkamp.

    This year's annual Flute Fair is co-sponsored by Haynes Flutes, and the Clackamas Community College Music Department.

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