The Texas Women’s University/Brookhaven Flute Choir directed by Pamela Youngblood was the first group to perform on Friday’s flute choir showcase. Its program included Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda’s lovely piece “Paths of Deeper Gold” followed by the world premiere of “On Broad and Rolling Plains” by Peter Senchuk, a gorgeous work. The program concluded with Ruben Flores’ “La Bruja Llorona” (“The Weeping Witch”).
Next was the Camellia City Flute Choir, directed by Martin Melicharek. Its program included Judy Nishimura’s “Flights of Passage” and two world premieres: Camellia City Jazz Suite by Ali Ryerson—which featured some light-hearted Pink Panther moments—and “Le Chateau Hante” (“The Haunted House”) by Nicholas Avinee, which I greatly enjoyed.