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The NFA Gala Concerto Concert

An Inspiring Evening of Flute Concerto Music

At the Annual NFA Convention, four days of performances, workshops, and panels culminate in the biggest flute concert of the year and the only event of its kind in the world – the Gala Concerto Concert. Featuring an orchestra, this exciting gala evening presents a rare opportunity to experience an entire concert of flute concertos, performed by virtuoso flutists from around the globe. Each year, the Gala Concerto Concert offers an eclectic mix of repertoire featuring flute and piccolo in a variety of periods and styles. Past programs have included everything from classical favorites to compelling new music. For the thousands of flutists who attend the annual convention, the Gala Concerto Concert is the highlight of the week and eagerly anticipated all year.

photos by Elliot Mandel   

Explore Past Performers and Repertoire:

 

2016 – San Diego

Artist Composer Composition
Göran Marcusson Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto in G, K. 313
Jennifer Gunn Ken Benshoof Concerto in Three Movements
Linda Toote Martin Amlin In Memoriam C.D.H.
Trudy Kane Ellen Taaffe Zwillich Concerto Elegia
Adrianne Greenbaum Traditional arr. Adrianne Greenbaum Klezmer Melody
Walter Auer Carl Reinecke Concerto in D Major, Op. 283

2015 – Washington, D.C.

Artist Composer Composition
Lorna McGhee Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Milan Munchinger Concerto in C Major for flute and orchestra after the A Major Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 1055
Paula Robison Kent Kennan Night Soliloquy
Mark Sparks Katherine Hoover Four Winds
Demarre McGill Jeff Tyzik Dream Sequence
Aaron Goldman Lowell Liebermann Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39

2014 – Chicago

Artist Composer Composition
Sarah Jackson Daniel Dorff Flash! for piccolo and orchestra
Leone Buyse Johann Sebastian Bach Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
Robert Dick Robert Dick Concerto for flute/bass flute, strings, and percussion
Mary Kay Fink Gabriela Lena Frank Will-O-The-Wisp: A Tone Poem for flute and orchestra
Julien Beaudiment Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto No. 2 for flute and orchestra in D Major, K. 314

2013 – New Orleans

Artist Composer Composition
Nobutaka Shimizu Orchestral excerpts:
Claude Debussy; Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel
Orchestral excerpts:
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72; Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica,” Beethoven Op. 55, Movement IV; Daphnis et Chloé
Karl-Heinz Schültz Orchestral excerpts:
Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Paul Hindemeth, Antonín Dvořák
Orchestral excerpts:
Entr’acte from Carmen (Prelude to Act III); Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98; Movement IV; Symphonic Metamorphosis, Movement III Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88; Movement IV
Sarah Jackson Orchestral excerpts:
Gioacchino Rossini, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov; Rossini
Orchestral excerpts:
Overture to La gazza ladra; Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10, Movement IV; Overture to Semiramide
János Bálint Felix Mendelssohn, arr. János Bálint Concerto for flute (violin) and string orchestra in D Minor
Gary Shocker and Marcos Granados Gary Shocker Three Dances for Two Flute and Strings
Marianne Gedigian Kryzstof Penderecki Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
Carol Wincenc Lawrence Dillon Orpheus in the Afterworld: Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra
Sophie Cherrier Andre Jolivet Concerto pour flȗte et orchestre a cordes

2012 – Las Vegas

Artist Composer Composition
Walfrid Kujala (piccolo) Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in C Major, RV 443
Amy Porter Michael Daugherty Trail of Tears
Peter-Lukas Graf Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante in C major, K. 315
Aldo Baerten Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in D, K. Anh.184
Linda Toote (flute/piccolo) Martin Amlin Concerto for Flute/Piccolo and Orchestra
Alexa Still Matthew Hindson House Music

2011 – Charlotte

Artist Composer Composition
Christina Jennings Otar Gordeli Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 8
Christina Jennings Mike Wofford Tapestry 39
Carol Wincenc Lukas Foss Renaissance Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Jean Ferrandis Yuko Uebayashi Concerto pour flȗte et orchestre à cordes
Marina Piccinini Daniel Schnyder Carmen Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra
Holly Hofmann Antonio Carlos Jobim Agua de Beber (Drinking Water)

2010 – Anaheim

Artist Composer Composition
Catherine Ransom Karoly Carl Reinecke Concerto for Flute in D Major, Op. 283
Jan Gippo Eric Ewazen On Wings of Song, a Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra, inspired by the poem of Heinrich Heine
Michael Faust Peteris Vasks Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Carol Wincenc Jake Heggie Concerto for Flute: Fury of Light, inspired by Mary Oliver’s poem “Sunrise”

2009 – New York City

Artist Composer Composition
William Bennett C.P.E. Bach Concerto in D Major, W. 13
Jean-Louis Beaumadier Joachim Andersen Moto Perpetuo
Robert Dick Martin Bresnick Pan Penseroso
Elizabeth Rowe Eric Ewazen Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra
Matthias Ziegler Benjamin Yusupov NOLA Concerto for various flutes

2008 – Kansas City

Artist Composer Composition
Andrea Oliva Joaquin Rodrigo Fantasia para un Gentilhomme
Sarah Jackson Lowell Liebermann Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra, Op. 50
Alexa Still Anthony Ritchie Flute Concerto, Op. 56
Aldo Baerten Peter Benoit Flute Concerto

2007 – Albuquerque

Artist Composer Composition
Gaspar Hoyos François Devienne Concerto No. 7 in E Minor
Bonita Boyd Melinda Wagner Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion
John Wion Carl Maria von Weber Romanza Sicialiana in G Minor for Flute and Orchestra, J. 47
Paula Robison Charles Tomlinson Griffes Poem
Mary Kay Fink Bruce Broughton Concerto for Piccolo and Chamber Orchestra

2006 – Pittsburgh

Artist Composer Composition
Pittsburgh Flute Club Choir Kurt Vogel The Secret Language of Snow
Marina Piccinini Martin Kennedy Flute Concerto
Marianne Gedigian Aram Khachaturian Flute Concerto
Yu Kurata Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto in G Major, K. 313
Amy Porter William Bolcom Lyric Concerto

2005 – San Diego

Artist Composer Composition
Thomas Jensen Joachim Andersen Variations Drolatiques, Op. 26
Bonita Boyd Melinda Wagner Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion
Jeffrey Khaner David Chesky Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Lior Eitan (piccolo) Avner Dorman Concerto

2004 – Nashville

Artist Composer Composition
Paul Edmund-Davies John Harbison Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Lorna McGhee Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto in C for Flute and Harp, KV299
Patricia Spencer Joan Tower Flute Concerto
Paula Robison Ruggero Leoncavallo, Eduardo Di Capua, Sandro Benelli and Francesco Paolo Tosti, Arr. Daniel Paget One Hundred Roses: Neopolitan Serenades and Dances
Emily Beynon Jonathan Dove Magic Flute Dances

2003 – Las Vegas

Artist Composer Composition
Amy Porter Benjamin Godard Suite de trois morceau, Op. 116
Brad Garner and Göran Marcusson Max Bruch Concerto for two flutes (violin) No. 2, Op. 44
Robert Aitken R. Murray Shaffer Concerto for flute and orchestra
Carol Wincenc Christopher Rouse Flute Concerto

2002 – Washington D.C.

Artist Composer Composition
Mary Kay Fink Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in C Major, RV 443
William Bennett Antonín Dvořák Romance in F Minor, Op. 11
William Bennett Camille Saint-Saëns Odelette, Op. 162
Bart Feller Thomas Oboe Lee Flauta Carioca, Op. 90
Brooks de Wetter-Smith Robert Beaser Song of the Bells
Marina Piccinini Paquito D'Rivera Gran Danzón (The Bel-Air Concerto)

2001 – Dallas

Artist Composer Composition
Clare Southworth Howard Hanson Serenade
Clare Southworth Heinrich Hofmann Konzertstück, Op. 98
Aralee Dorough Salvador Brotons Concerto, Op. 72
Bonita Boyd Carl Nielsen Concerto for flute and orchestra
Michael Faust Paul Schoenfeld Klezmer Rondos

2000 – Columbus

Artist Composer Composition
Katherine Borst-Jones Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, K. 299
Walfrid Kujala Otar Gordeli Concerto for flute and orchestra, op. 8
Patricia Spencer Shulamit Ran Voices: for a flautist with orchestra
Jeffrey Khaner John Corigliano Voyage: for flute and string orchestra
Jeffrey Khaner Frank Martin Ballade