Anna Fisher-Roberts, a student of Timothy Hagen’s, performs music for the flute by Mozart, Jolivet, and Prokofiev with pianist Eric Tran.
Refreshments will be served after the concert.
This recital encompasses a very broad range of flute repertoire, not only in terms of compositional style, but in terms of the abilities of the flutist and her instrument. The three pieces showcased on this recital are all very different and each represents a different aspect of the instrument. The Mozart Flute Concerto in D Major is very operatic, with the flute being used as a solo soprano, and the music, particularly the second movement, has a pronounced vocal quality. The second piece, Five Incantations by Andre Jolivet, is based on primal humans and uses the full range of the flute’s abilities (including extended techniques) to trace various events in a person’s life, from childbirth to death. These events are told through chant-like movements, each one distinctively human and deeply affecting. The final piece, the beautiful Sonata for Flute and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev, is one of the composer’s most joyous wartime pieces, featuring a sarcastic and darkly ridiculous scherzo, a spectacular aria-like third movement, and a rousing martial finale. The flute in this piece gets the opportunity to explore many different sounds and colors with the rapidly shifting contrasting themes.