Date & Time
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:30pm
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
(entrance on E. 25th Street)
New York, New York
Sarah Frisof, flute
There will be a 4:00 pre-concert clinic: The Competitive Flutist; International and Domestic Flute Competitions
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Chaconne, Caprice No. 30, Op. 107
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Birds of Paradise
Shulamit Ran (b. 1949)
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Program subject to change.
Admission: Free to NYFC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door.
Equally at home in the solo, chamber, and orchestral stages, Sarah Frisof is a passionate flutist and educator. As a soloist, Ms. Frisof won second prize in the 2008 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and was a semifinalist in the 2009 Kobe International Flute Competition. Ms. Frisof has concertized throughout Europe and Asia, including a 2014 concerto performance of the Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major with the Cheongju Symphony Orchestra in Cheongju, Korea.
Ms. Frisof has premiered Damian Montano’s Concerto for Flute and Harp (with the Dallas Winds) and Joel Puckett’s Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble (with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble). The Puckett Concerto will also be recorded on the Naxos Wind Band Label. Ms. Frisof’s first solo CD, The Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner, was released in June 2016 on the Centaur Label. It includes all of Schwantner’s major works for flute including the world premiere recording of Taking Charge, a chamber work for flute, piano, and percussion.
Ms. Frisof has worked with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, and many others. She frequently plays with the Kansas City Symphony, and she is principal flute of the Dallas Winds, the premiere wind band in the United States. In the summers, Ms. Frisof plays with several festival orchestras including the Sunflower Festival (Topeka, KS), and Music in the Mountains (Durango, CO). She is a frequent performer at NFA conventions, having most recently performed Joel Puckett’s The Shadow of Sirius Concerto with the United States Army Field Band at the closing gala concert in August 2015.
A graduate of the Eastman School, the Juilliard School, and the University of Michigan, Ms. Frisof was a professor of flute at University of Texas at Arlington before assuming her current position as assistant professor of flute at the University of Kansas. She has been a faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Music in the Mountains Conservatory, and the Blanche Bryden Summer Institute, worked with young students in Zimbabwe and Brazil, and has given masterclasses at universities across the United States.