THANK YOU to Guest Artist Paul Edmund-Davies for a very special event at BFA! He performed a gorgeous FLUTE RECITAL and taught an enlightening MASTERCLASS on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, at BFA’s home in Brookline, MA. Mr. Edmund-Davies was Principal Flute in the London Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. Click here for more details. Powell Flutes Exhibit at 6:00pm. PRE-CONCERT RECEPTION at 6:40pm. RECITAL 7:00pm. MASTERCLASS 8:00pm. Prize Drawing 9:00pm. Open to the public. Packed house! Very fun for everyone.
Concerto by O. Gordeli – Amy Lipman, 10th grade
Syrinx by C. Debussy – Alexandra Conza, 11th grade
Sicilienne et Burlesque by A. Casella – Elizabeth Sperry, 11th grade
Sonata No. 14 in F, Sonata No. 13 in D minor, and Sonata No. 16 in Bb by G. Rabboni *
Fujiko by A. Scott *
Fantaisie for Flute and Piano by G. Hüe *
* Paul Edmund-Davies, Guest Artist and Deborah DeWolf Emery, piano
Sonata, Mvt I. Allegretto malincolio by F. Poulenc – Amy Lipman
Acht Stücke für flöte allein, Mvts I, II, III by P. Hindemith – Austin Hopkins, 12th grade
Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Mvt. I Molto Andante by F. Doppler – Ina Suresh, 8th grade
Sonata, Mvt IV. Allegro con moto by R. Muczynski – Elizabeth Sperry, 11th grade
Concerto in G, Mvt III. Allegro by G.P. Telemann – BFA Flute Ensemble (David Houston, Conductor)
Elizabeth Sperry, an 11th grader from Chelmsford, BFA Young Artist, and member of the BFA Conservatory Ensemble is off to a wonderful new year of exceptional music making. She has been selected as a member of the 2013 National Youth Orchestra of the USA (NYOUSA)!
The National Youth Orchestra of the USA is an auditioned orchestra comprised of 120 of the finest young American musicians, ages 16-19. These students will be conducted by legendary conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, and will be joined in performance by violin soloist, Joshua Bell. Additionally, the orchestral sections will be coached by “some of the finest players and section leaders from America’s greatest orchestras and music schools”.
Together with Gergiev and Bell, the NYOUSA will have the opportunity to perform domestic concerts in New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall and in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, before setting off on an international tour, which includes performances in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and London.
More information about the NYOUSA can be found by clicking here.
Please join the Boston Flute Academy in congratulating Elizabeth on earning this momentous honor!
Written by Christopher A. Petre