Date & Time
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 5:30pm
West 83 Ministry, 150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY
Massed Flutes Play Julia Wolfe
Massed flutes play music of Julia Wolfe (Oxygen, NY premiere), Elizabeth Brown (Travelogue), Gary Schocker (Celestial Bodies), Allison Loggins-Hull (Hide and Seek, NY premiere), Hans Abrahamsen (Flowersongs), Anže Rozman (Creatures of the Enchanted Forest), and Valerie Coleman (Umoja).
Celestial Bodies Gary Schocker (b. 1959)
Gary Schocker, Helen Campo, Jessica Taskov, and Jenny Cline
Travelogue Elizabeth Brown (b. 1953)
Laura Conwesser, Sheryl Henze, Svjetlana Kabalin, and Rie Schmidt
Flowersongs Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952)
Patricia Spencer, Jessica Taskov, and Isabel Lepanto Gleicher
Hide and Seek (NY premiere) Allison Loggins-Hull (b. 1982)
Josean Delgado, Brady Wells, Nicole Peters, Sandra López-Araque, Adeline DeBella, and Jessica Ringston
Umoja Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
Creatures of the Enchanted Forest (two mvts.) Anže Rozman (b. 1989)
Emissary Quartet: Sarah Shin, Kari Boyer, Elizabeth Stern, and Chelsea Tanner
Oxygen (NY premiere*) Julia Wolfe (b. 1958)
Eduardo Leandro, conductor
Flutes (piccolo, flute, alto and bass): Rie Schmidt, Jeff Mitchell, Sungwoo Steven Kim, Michael Laderman, Jenny Cline, Ginevra Petrucci, Abbé Krieger, Jonah Murphy, Nicole Schroeder Raimato, Zara Lawler, Jessica Taskov, Yoshi Weinberg
*Commissioned by the National Flute Association, one of 12 worldwide coordinated premieres
Program subject to change
Admission: Free to NYFC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door. Proof of vaccination is required and must be shown at entry (as per NYC’s indoor public activities requirements), and all members of the audience must wear masks.
About the performers:
Kari Boyer is an orchestral flutist and advocate of contemporary music with a BM in flute performance from Ohio State University and a MM from Manhattan School of Music. Since winning the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 1983, Helen Campo has played in all three flute positions of the NY Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, and NYC Opera. Jenny Cline is an orchestral and chamber musician living in Westfield, NJ. Laura Conwesser is associate principal flute at the NYC Ballet as well as principal flute of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Westchester Philharmonic. NY-based flutist Adeline DeBella is a student of Tara Helen O’Connor and a member of the NYFC’s programming committee. Josean Delgado has participated as a Young Artist with the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico and is currently finishing his MM with Tara Helen O’Connor. NYC-based flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher is an artist member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and plays with the LA-based band Wild Up.
Sheryl Henze currently plays in the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and in Phantom of the Opera. Flutist Svjetlana Kabalin is a founding member of the Sylvan Winds. Korean American flutist Sungwoo Steven Kim won the NYFC Competition in 2006. A certified Suzuki teacher, he is on faculty at Tufts University, Stonehill College, and Manhattan School of Music Summer Camp. Abbé Krieger, flutist, educator and founder of The Buddhist Flutist®, studied with Julius Baker and performs widely. Flutist/composer Michael Laderman (fluteperformer.com) has performed at four NFA conventions, in jazz concerts at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, and on the title track “Saturday Destroyer” for rock group Tigers & Monkeys. Zara Lawler combines music with dance and theater; her 2021 film of the Bach B Minor Suite, Symmetrical Lives, is now on YouTube. Originally from Colombia, flutist Sandra López is pursuing a MM at SUNY Purchase with Tara Helen O’Connor.
Jeff Mitchell has enjoyed a varied career as flutist, arts administrator, and development professional. He holds degrees from Yale School of Music (MM) and the University of Georgia (BM) and has won several competitions. Jonah Murphy is a senior at the Manhattan School of Music and a winner of the 2020 NYFC Competition. NY-based flutist Nicole Peters is working on a MM degree at SUNY Purchase College as a student of Tara Helen O’Connor. Ginevra Petrucci founded the Flauto d’Amore Project and is a concert artist, new music advocate, and pedagogue in NYC. Nicole Schroeder Raimato is a freelance flutist and Suzuki flute teacher in NY and NJ. Jessica Ringston, a flutist from Long Island, is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in flute performance as a student of Tara Helen O’Connor at SUNY Purchase. Rie Schmidt is a member of the American Symphony Orchestra, a substitute for the NYC Ballet Orchestra, and a flute teacher at three schools. Flutist, composer, pianist, and harpist Gary Schocker has published 300-plus pieces for the flute. Sarah Shin is a lecturer in flute at Princeton University and on the flute faculty at Rutgers Community Arts.
Flutist Patricia Spencer has premiered flute concertos by Elliott Carter, Ge Gan-ru, and Shulamit Ran and, with her DaCapo Chamber Players group, works by composers including Stockhausen, Thea Musgrave, and Harvey Sollberger. Boston-based Elizabeth Stern holds a BA in philosophy, music performance, and performance psychology from Boston University and an EdM from Harvard University. Chelsea Tanner earned a BM from Ohio State University, an MM from Carnegie Mellon University, and a DMA from the University of Texas at Austin. Native New Yorker Jessica Taskov has played with DCINY and the Met Opera and teaches at Hofstra University. Yoshi Weinberg (they/them) is an artistic director, flutist, harpist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and new music champion. Brady Wells is a flute and piccolo player from Long Island and is currently a junior studying with Tara Helen O’Connor at SUNY Purchase.