GPFS Virtual Flute Fair 2022 with special guest Gareth McLearnon!
Saturday April 9th
This year Flute Fair is entirely virtual! You can purchase a ticket to Gareth McLearnon's recital Friday night and register for our Saturday events
Schedule of Events
Schedule - Learn more at the GPFS Flute Fair webpage. Flute Fair
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 Performances: Performances in the Sara Lasky Masterclass with guest artist Gareth McLearnon. Auditing (listening in, not performing) is covered by your flute fair registration! We hope you will listen in to hear these talented young performers and Gareth’s insights on these interesting pieces.
- 11:15 – 11:45: Lauren Huber will perform Concerto by Otar Gordeli
- 11:45 – 12:15: Macy Gong will perform the third movement of the Concerto by Jacques Ibert
- 12:15 – 12:45: John Nguyen will perform Fantasie Mignon pour flûte et piano by PaulTaffanel
- 12:45 – 1:15: Miri Lee will perform movement one of the Sonata by Yuko Uebayashi
1:30 - 2:30: Young Artist Competition Winner Performances
Description of Guest Artist Flute Fair Workshops
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!
Sara Lasky Masterclass
11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Guest Artist Gareth McLearnon will work with performers on their presentations.
A final schedule and Zoom links for each session will be sent to participants well in advance of the event dates. We look forward to seeing you there!
Young Artist Competition Winner Performances
1:30 - 2:30 (probably more like 2:15)
Please stay on to listen to these young, talented flutists.