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Evening Gala Concerts

52nd Annual NFA Convention

August 1-4, 2024

Henry B. González Convention Center
900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205


2024 Evening Gala Concerts

Each evening, attendees gather together for show stopping concerts featuring leading flutists from around the world. Admission to the gala concerts is included with your convention registration.

The convention schedule is subject to changeClick here to view the full convention schedule.

Thursday Gala:



Thursday, Aug. 1 | 8-10pm | Room C1/C2

FusionFlute celebrates the integration and adaptability of the flute into many traditions of popular music worldwide. From the rich music of Latin America to beatboxing to jazz, enjoy performances by flutists at the forefront of popular music today: Marco Granados, Hernan Jara, Polo Marti, Beti Plana, Lucas Robatto, Rafael Rodriguez, Anders Hagberg, Greg Pattillo, plus Kim Scott and Ian Clarke in collaboration with the United States Air Force Band of the West. Support provided by Altus Handmade Flutes.

A crowded ballroom

Friday Gala:

Palette de Flutes

Friday, Aug. 2 | 8-10pm | Room C1/C2

Come together for a vibrant palette of music spanning the globe, brought to life by leading flutists from across the world: Mark Sparks, Alison Fierst, Matej Grahek, Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Hyeri Yoon, Alexa Still, Jonathan Keeble, Gergely Ittzés, Iva Ugrčić. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc. Support for Hyeri Yoon provided by Powell Flutes.

An orchestra performs in an auditorium

Saturday Gala:

Gala di Concerti

Saturday, Aug. 3 | 8-10pm | Lila Cockrell Theatre
Experience extraordinary performances by renowned musicians highlighting a rich tapestry of cultural traditions. Ransom Wilson, Jennifer Grim, Amal Gochenour, Joidy Blanco, and Lorna McGhee enthrall with concerti from around the world performed with the San Antonio Philharmonic under Maestro Troy Peters. Piccolo performances supported by Laurie Sokoloff. Support for Jennifer Grim and Ransom Wilson's performance provided by Wm.S. Haynes Co. Support for Lorna McGhee's performance provided by Altus Handmade Flutes.


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Sunday Gala:

Flauta Mundi Finale

Sunday, Aug. 4 | 4-6pm | Hemisfair Ballroom C1/C2
Join us for our rousing closing gala program and ceremonies. Trudy Kane, Jonathan Keeble, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Francesca Arnone, and Marianne Gedigian perform. Additional performances by Caen Thomason-Redus and flute choirs. Flauta Mundi Closing Flute Orchestra: Julie Sooy, conductor. Support for Marianne Gedigian provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co. Support for Trudy Kane provided by Yamaha Corporation of America. Piccolo performances supported by Laurie Sokoloff.