Adam Sadberry, flute

Date & Time

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 5:30pm

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Monthly Concerts: Adam Sadberry, flute
Seven flute pieces on a nature theme (estimated time: 60 mins)
Virtual event; admission/access is free.


Virtual event; admission/access is free.

Adam Sadberry, flute

Adam Sadberry is acting principal flute of the Memphis Symphony. He will play seven flute pieces on a nature theme.

Related content in the March 2021 issue of the NYFC Newsletter.
Printed program (pdf) is here.

Estimated duration: 60 minutes

Connection info:

Please click here to access the YouTube video (at the time of the concert or later).

Program: Inspired by Nature

Danse de la chèvre, H. 39 (1921)                                         Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Winter Spirits (1997)                                                            Katherine Hoover (1937-2018)

"...and the strange, unknown flowers"  (1988)                       Charles Delaney (1925-2006)

The Children are Playing, from Moderen, Op. 41 (1920-1921)     Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

Night Music (1966) Ton de Leeuw (1926-1996):

Varlater (Spring Tunes), Op. 44 (1976)                           Øistein Sommerfeldt (1919-1994)

            I. Floytelat (Tune for the Flute)
            II. Veslebekken (The Brook)
            III. Lys varmorgen (Spring Morning)
            IV. Fjell-lengt (Mountain Yearning)
            V. Leik i varbakken (Spring Play in the Hills)

Danza de la Marisopa (2008)                                                   Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)

Program subject to change.

Adam Sadberry is the acting principal flutist of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and his orchestral experiences include performances with the symphonies of Albany, Detroit, New World, Omaha, and Sphinx. Adam has also played in studio orchestras and can be heard on the soundtrack of Disney's The Lion King (2019).

As a soloist, Adam has performed concerti with the Clear Lake Symphony, Conroe Symphony, Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, and the Detroit Chamber Orchestra, and he has received top awards and recognition in numerous competitions from organizations including the Houston Symphony League, National Association of Negro Musicians, U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," and YoungArts, among others.

Adam values teaching as much as he does performing; he maintains a flute studio both in person and online, and he currently coaches chamber ensembles through the Memphis Youth Symphony Programs. He has previously taught through organizations including the Eastman Community Music School and Memphis Music Initiative.

As a player and personality, Adam has been featured on numerous radio stations, online programs, podcasts, and articles: highlights include Backstage Pass on WXXI, Classically Black Podcast, From the Top on NPR, the National Flute Associations's Summer Series, and the I Love Memphis blog.

Adam received a bachelor of music in flute performance and a performer's certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and he is indebted to all of his former teachers and mentors including Bonita Boyd, Anne Harrow, and Jennifer Keeney.


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