Sneak peek of Flute & Soprano Concert - Levit Flutes Exhibit - Flute Repairman Onsite - You're invited!

BFA Artist-In-Residence
Brendan V. Ryan in Concert 
An Evening of Music for flute, soprano, and piano 
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Levit Flutes Exhibit /Galdieri Flute Repair: 6:30pm-9:30pm 
CONCERT from 7:30pm-9:00pm  
Free Admission
From the BFA Director Judy Grant    
The combination of flute and soprano is simply magical, and we are in for a special treat this Saturday night April 4th!  Brendan Ryan is an exceptional flutist who plays with such versatility of sound, gorgeous colors, and exquisite artistry.  Soprano Kate Fruchterman visited our BFA Ensemble & Seminar classes last weekend, and we were all blown away with her beautiful voice.  In her workshops, she taught us vocal techniques and warmup methods, of course quite helpful for our flute playing.  We can't wait to hear Brendan & Kate perform together on Saturday evening, with Christina Wright-Ivanova at the piano.  BFA is proud to present these wonderful artists, a world premiere performance, the Levit Flute Company, and Pasquale Galdieri
Flute Repair, all on the same night!  This is a free event. Details below.
You and your family are cordially invited to join us for an inspiring evening!

GAUBERT - Madrigal

DEBUSSY - Bilitis
    I. For the invoking of Pan, god of the summer wind
    II. For the nameless tomb
    III. That the night may be propitious
    IV. For the dance of the cymbals
    V. For the Egyptian dancers
    VI. For the gratefulness of the morning rain

RAVEL - La Flûte enchantée

DELIBES - Le Rossignol

ARGENTO - Six Elizabethan Songs

CORIGLIANO - Three Irish Folksongs

RUMSEY - WORLD PREMIERE - Remembering the Clouds
    I. Dream
    II. The Nowhere Birds
    III. These are the Clouds
    IV. The Presider

BIEBL & BOISMORTIER - BFA Flute Ensemble to close concert

Brendan V. Ryan, Flute
BFA presents our 2014-2015 Artist-in-Residence Brendan Ryan in a recital brimming with expressive art songs for flute & soprano.  The April 4th program includes works by Debussy, Ravel, Corigliano, and a world premiere song cycle by Rumsey.  The audience will enjoy the beautiful artistry of this exciting up-and-coming flutist!
Mr. Ryan was a First Prize winner in the 2013 Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and was presented in a solo performance in Carnegie Hall.  He is an Associate Member for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago's 2014-2015 season, and is a substitute Principal Flutist for the Lexington Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jonathan McPhee.  Mr. Ryan graduated with a MM degree from UT Austin and received his BM from the USC Thornton School of Music.  His major flute teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Jim Walker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, and Judy Grant.  Mr. Ryan has been a Yale Fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, performed in the Aspen Music Festival, and was recently selected for the 2015 Sarasota Chamber Music Festival.   
Christina Wright-Ivanova, Piano            Kate Fruchterman, Soprano

Special World Premiere  
Award-winning composer Brandon Scott Rumsey created a new song cycle, Remembering the Clouds, specifically for these performers and this BFA event! The song cycle is written for flute, soprano, & piano and revolves around the prose of Irish poets both past and present, with texts by W.B. Yeats, Leanne O'Sullivan, Geoffrey Nutter, and Caitríona O'Reilly.   We are excited to hear this newly commissioned piece on April 4th! 
Levit Flute Company Exhibit
Constructed from only the highest quality materials and built using the most precise manufacturing processes, the  Levit Standard Flute  is one of the finest flutes available. Scales and headjoint designs can be traced directly back to the work of Albert Cooper. Nearly all of the keywork was designed by Bickford Brannen for the Oston-Brannen flute - and is both comfortable & strong. The Levit Flute meets the highest expectations of today's flutists, and a full range of options is available at a reasonable cost. 
BFA will present the Levit Flutes before and after the April 4th concert, so be sure to arrive early and try them out in the main lobby!
Galdieri Flute Repair Table
Expert flute repair technician Pasquale A. Galdieri will be onsite at the Boston Flute Academy Event at the Maliotis Cultural Center in Brookline on April 4th from 6:30-9:30pm. If you are having a problem with your flute or piccolo, he will diagnose it for you free of charge and provide you with a repair estimate. He may also be able to accept your instrument
that evening to receive detailed repair work at his shop in Medford.  Pasquale Galdieri repairs fine flutes and piccolos, as well as student level flutes of any brand.  He is very experienced!  Feel free to bring your flute & piccolo to his table in the main lobby! 
Location   (directions link below)
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445

Exhibits @ 6:30pm
Concert @ 7:30pm
Join us for a special evening!