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50th Anniversary NFA Convention
Official Program Book

 

Special thanks to the NFA proofreading team for their work on this year's performer bios and repertoire guides:

Lisa Van Dusen (Program Book Bios Editor), Carol Dale, Jeiran Hasan, Bridget Hill, Nicole Molumby, Susan Waller

 

 

Addenda

Any changes made to convention programming after the publication of the 2022 program book will be listed below.

Wednesday

  • 5:00 p.m. — Young Artist Competition Quarterfinals — Yidi Song and You Yang will no longer perform.

Thursday

  • 9:45 a.m. — Treasures from the NFA Library — The Beau Soir Ensemble will no longer be performing In the Blue Glen. They will perform Bacanal by Eduardo Angulo (b. 1954). Movements: Allegro guisto; Amoroso; Picaro. They will also perform The Chasing Tale by Martyn C. Adams (b. 1981). Violist Ruth Wicker will be replaced by Tsuna Sakamoto.
  • 11:30 a.m. — One for Three and Three for Four — Heather Neuenschwander is replacing Lizzy Darling.
  • 12:30 p.m. — Piccolo Artist Competition Semifinals — Yidi Song will no longer perform.
  • 1:00 p.m. — Moyse Favorites with Karl Kraber — This event does not appear in the program book but will take place in International North from 1:00–2:00 p.m. The description is as follows: The Marcel Moyse Society will present a masterclass featuring Moyse disciple and MMS Board Member Karl “Fritz” Kraber conducting a masterclass of favorite French School works for solo flute of Marcel Moyse. The class will focus on Moyse as a lyricist. Repertoire that will be performed and focused on utilizing the teaching ideals of Moyse as evoked and recalled by Mr. Kraber will include Tulou's Grand Solo #13 and Chaminade's Concertino, Op. 107.
  • 4:30 p.m. — Piccolopalooza #1 — Anke Lauwers and Peter Verhoyen will no longer perform Twelve Duos for Two Violins, Op. 49. Instead, they will perform Balada by György Sándor Ligeti, arr. Peter Verhoyen.
  • 5:00 p.m. — High School Masterclass — Sophia Zhao's performance of Image will be replaced by Sophia Wang performing La Flute de Pan by Jules Mouquet.
  • 6:00 p.m. — Exhibitors' Concert — Kathy Blocki's program is as follows:
    Gay Kahkonen (b.1968)
    A Perfect Day (World Premiere)
    Performers: Kathy Blocki, Cory Chen, Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich, Paula Mims, Yao Xiao

Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. — Warm-Up Yoga — The title of this event has been changed to "Floga with Live Music," and Matthew Allison has been replaced by Suzanne Buerkle.
  • 8:15 a.m. — New Music for Low Flutes — Christopher Chaffee will not be performing Five Haiku by Jonathan Bailey Holland.
  • 8:15 a.m. — New Music for Flute and Guitar — This event has been canceled.
  • 9:00 a.m. — Three Four Five Alive! — In the Fountain City Flute Quartet, Emma Shubin will replace Michael Gordon, and Emlyn Johnson will replace Ebonee Thomas.
  • 9:30 a.m. — Ensemble Festival Showcase — The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Flute Choir will also perform:
    The Mending (2022)
    Christian Ellenwood (b. 1970)
    World Premiere 
  • 9:45 a.m. — Exhibitor Showcase: Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC The Sound of the Storm: Peter Verhoyen in Recital — Event added. Gemeinhardt Artist Peter Verhoyen features the Roy Seaman Storm in a recital of works for piccolo and piano, joined by his son Pieter-Jan Verhoyen on piano. One lucky attendee will win a free BLK Roy Seaman Storm piccolo! Room: PDR 2. Presenters: Peter Verhoyen and Pieter-Jan Verhoyen.
  • 9:45 a.m. — Exhibitor Showcase: Theodore Presser Company — The time of this event has been changed to 11:15 a.m.—11:45 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. — Threads: Works Solo for Bass Flute and Electronics — This event has been canceled.
  • 12:45 p.m. — Music for Flute and Electronics by Composers of African Descent — This event has been canceled.
  • 1:30 p.m. — Remembrance and Healing Concert — Rik Noyce will no longer be performing.
  • 8:00 p.m. — Friday Night Gala — Liz Ames will replace Dianne Frazer as pianist on Eugène Bozza's Aria.

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. — Youth Flute Day Ensemble Festival ShowcaseDance des Mysteres should read Danse de Mystères.
  • 8:30 a.m. — Morning Sonatas — Eva Amsler's and Eliko Akahori's performance of Joseph Lauber's Sonata in una Parte, Op. 50 will no longer be a part of this concert.
  • 9:30 a.m. — Young Artist Legacy — Yong Ma will no longer be performing.
  • 9:45 a.m. — Youth Flute Day Flute Olympics: Headjoint Hurdles — This event will take place in Salon B.
  • 10:00 a.m. — Social Justice Concert — Ann DuHamel will replace Richard Steinbach on piano.
  • 10:00 a.m. — Kelly Zimba and Niles Watson in Concert — This event has been canceled.
  • 10:15 a.m. — Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase — Coro de Flautas de Panamá will no longer be performing. The University of Akron Flute Ensemble will no longer be performing. Ensemble 126 has been added and will perform. 
  • 10:30 a.m. — Youth Flute Day Learn from a Pro — This event will take place in Salon B.
  • 11:30 a.m. — Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase — Coro de Flautas de Panamá will no longer be performing.
  • 12:00 p.m. — Three for Three —Trio Tastenwind are no longer performing at this concert. Programmed works by Fabian Hauser will not be performed.
  • 12:15 p.m. — Youth Flute Day Flute Olympics: Tone Triathlon — This event will take place in Salon B.
  • 12:45 p.m. — Youth Flute Day Flute Olympics: Rhythmic Gymnastics — This event will take place in Salon B.
  • 12:45 p.m. — Flute Ensemble Festival, Reskin Theatre — Flute Street will no longer be performing.
  • 12:00 p.m. — Three for Three — This event has been retitled "Meet the Composer: James Stephenson". Its new description is as follows: "Chicago composer James Stephenson will discuss his works along with the NFA premiere of his Trio Sonata for Flute, Trumpet, and Piano." This will not include a world premiere.
  • 1:00 p.m. — 50 Years of NFA Commissions — Leanna Keith will no longer be performing Can I have it without begging by Eve Beglarian.
  • 1:15 p.m. — Youth Flute Day Alexa Still's Neighborhood — This event will take place in Salon B.
  • 2:30 p.m. — Piccolopalooza #2 — Pieter-Jan Verhoyen will replace Chee Hang See as pianist on Seascapes.
  • 2:30 p.m — Ensemble Festival Open Clinic — Coro de Flautas de Panamá will no longer be participating.
  • 3:00 p.m. — Youth Flute Day Flute Olympics — The subtitle for this event is "Diving into Scales."
  • 4:30 p.m. — Youth Flute Day Flute Olympics — The subtitle for this event is "Sightreading Party."
  • 5:15 p.m. — Exhibitor Showcase: Kingma Flutes — The time of this event has been changed to 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Youth Flute Day: Windy City Flash Mob — The flash mob will take place in the Normandie Lounge.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Pre-Gala Lobby Concert — The concert will take place in Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 2nd floor, and not the Symphony Center lobby.

Sunday

  • 8:15 a.m. — 21st-Century Teacher — This event has been canceled.
  • 9:00 a.m. — Piccolopalooza #3 — The performance of Adagio — Toccata will be replaced by a performance of Lachrymose by Derek Charke (b. 1974) by Jona Venturi, piccolo.
  • 4:00 p.m. — Closing Concert — Dianne Frazer will no longer play piano on the Bach Air.

Other changes

  • Non-exhibiting Commercial Members — NK Flutes has been added.
    148 W 68th St Suite #1B, New York, NY 10023
    (212) 256-0769
    James Namkung
    nkflutes@gmail.com
  • Exhibit hall — Ariel Louis Flutes is now located at booth 217.
  • Exhibit hall — ALRY Publications, LLC is now located at booth 117.
  • Exhibit hall — Anderson Insurance is no longer exhibiting.
  • Exhibit hall — US Army Bands Recruiting has been added and will be exhibiting in booth 615. 
    185 9th Calvary Regiment Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121
    www.goarmy.com
    Martin, Christopher T. 1st Seargeant
    ina.j.tyler2.civ@army.mil
    As a musician, you'll uphold a time-honored tradition of entertaining our soldiers, performing in a variety of ensembles, and serving as a musical ambassador of our nation.
  • Exhibit hall — Chicago Flute Club is now located at booth 611.
  • Exhibit hall — The NFA Merchandise is now also in booth 610.
  • Exhibit hall — Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC has been added and will be exhibiting in Booth #529.
    3302 SR-19, Elkhart, IN, 46517
    www.gemeinhardt.com 
    Jennifer Baunoch
    jbaunoch@gemeinhardt.com
    Committed to the flutist's journey for 74 years. Gemeinhardt flutes and piccolos, Roy Seaman piccolos and the Galway Crusader.
  • Exhibit hall — Music Minus Pain is no longer exhibiting at booth 200.
  • Exhibit hall — Windward flutes will not be exhibiting. (Their showcase will still be happening.)