Flutists to kick off Penn State Flute Day festivities with Oct. 17 performance

October 13, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- An eclectic flute recital will kick off the third annual Penn State Flute Day festivities at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall, on the University Park campus. Performers include Penn State flute professor Naomi Seidman and faculty emerita flute professor Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, as well as other area flutists and three flute choirs. Flute Day faculty members hailing from University of Memphis, Eastern Illinois University, and Franklin & Marshall College (Pennsylvania) will also perform. Admission is free.

Penn State Flute Day, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, includes workshops in sight-reading, marching piccolo techniques, and audition strategies, as well as masterclasses and a young artist competition.

The Penn State Flute Day is hosted by Penn State faculty member Naomi Seidman and generously supported by the Duncan Fund, Windworks Studio, Powell Flutes, and the School of Music.


Carolyn Gardner, flute; Robert Gardner, bass; Steve Baird, piano; Dan Shevock, drums: Suite — Claude Bolling

Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, alto flute: Legende for Alto Flute Solo — G. Wiley Smith

Sarah Rajtmajer, flute; Joanne Yang, piano: Allegretto, Rondo (from Sonata in G Major, “Hamburger Sonata”) H. 564 — C.P.E. Bach

Rebecca Johnson, flute: Sonata Appassionata, Op. 140 — Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Kim Trolier, flute; Agatha Wang, piano: Canzone, Op. 38a — Samuel Barber

Morgann Davis: Caprice No. 11 — Niccolò Paganini

Dan Sanchez, flute: Syrinx — Claude Debussy

Naomi Seidman, flute: Night Music for Solo Flute (2001) — Vanraj Bhatia  

Elise Blatchford, flute: Sonata in A Minor for Solo Flute — C.P.E. Bach

Judy Moore, flute; Asa Carns piano: Deep Blue — Ian Clarke

Brenna Bixler, flute; Renpeng Dong, piano: Morceau de Concours — Gabriel Fauré

Penn State Flue Day Youth Flute Choir, conducted by Agatha Wang: Shepherd’s Hey — Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr. Tom Kennedy

"Toot in Common," conducted by Judy Moore: Kells Waters — arr. Kelly Via

Penn State Flute Day Adult Flute Choir: Gogarty's Pub (from Innes Glas Mór) — Lisa LeMay


Last Updated October 14, 2014