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Thursday, August 13, 2009, at 2:30 PM, National Flute Ass’n Convention, Marriott Marquis

Carol Wincenc Ruby Anniversary Prelude: “Gems from New York Composers”

Pianist Stephen Gosling joins Carol Wincenc for this recital showcase featuring the world premiere of Jonathan Berger’s Calcine Crown, one of the commissioned works, as well as a series of short pieces, including Leonard Bernstein’s “Simple Song” from Mass (featuring tenor Robert White), Arnold Black’s Valse soufflé /“I Love New York”; selections from Lukas Foss’s Three American Pieces (arranged for flute and piano); selections from Paul Schoenfield’s Six Chassidic Songs; Varèse’s Density 21.5; Henry Cowell’s Two Bits; and works written for Ms. Wincenc: David Del Tredici’s Acrostic Song (featuring the composer at the piano); and Joan Tower’s Valentine Trills. The concert will conclude with Andrew Thomas’s Samba, a work written for Ms. Wincenc, performed by the artist joined by a group of current and former students from Stony Brook University and the Juilliard School; and a performance of Grigoras Dinicu’s Hora Staccato, arranged for two flutes, with eight-year-old student Emma Resmini.

Monday, November 9, 2009, at 7:30 PM, Merkin Concert Hall

Carol Wincenc Ruby Anniversary, Concert 1: “Deepest Desires”

The world premiere of a commissioned work by Jake Heggie, Fury of Light for flute and piano, as well as Heggie’s song cycle The Deepest Desire, settings of texts by Sister Helen Prejean (a protagonist in Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking) for voice, flute, and piano, highlight this program. Fury of Light is inspired by the poem “Sunrise” by Mary Oliver. The program also features Lukas Foss’s Three American Pieces arranged for flute and piano, Paul Schoenfield’s Six Chassidic Songs (written for Ms. Wincenc), and George Crumb’s famous 1971 work Voice of the Whale for electric flute, electric piano, and electric cello, in commemoration of Crumb’s 80th birthday year.

Jake Heggie and Stephen Gosling are the program’s pianists; soprano Elise Quagliata sings The Deepest Desire, and cellist Rafael Figueroa is featured in Voice of the Whale.

Monday, February 22, 2010, at 7:30 PM, The Morgan Library & Museum

Carol Wincenc Ruby Anniversary, Concert 2: “Les Amies”

The trio of Carol Wincenc and her two close friends, New York Philharmonic principal players Nancy Allen, harp, and Cynthia Phelps, viola, makes its New York debut with this concert. The two works that will have their world premiere performances on the program are Thea Musgrave’s Sunrise, for flute, viola, and harp, and Andrea Clearfield’s …and low to the lake falls home… A Memoriam to Joseph and Margaret Wincenc, for flute, viola, and harp. The program also features Bach’s Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031, arranged for flute and harp; Arnold Bax’s Elegiac Trio; Ravel’s Sonatine arranged for flute, viola, and harp; Devienne’s Duo in C minor, Op. 5, No. 3, for flute and viola; and Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp.

The title of Clearfield’s work is taken from the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem “Inversnaid.” The dedication to Joseph and Margaret Wincenc comes from the flutist’s desire to honor her parents, both major influences on her musical education – Joseph Wincenc was the first concertmaster and associate conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, and Margaret Wincenc was a pianist and teacher. Both Andrea Clearfield and Thea Musgrave will attend the concert.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 8:00 PM, Peter J. Sharp Auditorium, The Juilliard School

Carol Wincenc Ruby Anniversary, Concert 3: “Carol Wincenc Celebration”

The series will culminate with a program featuring Ms. Wincenc in an expanded chamber music setting. A new work written for Ms. Wincenc and the Juilliard String Quartet by Joan Tower will have its world premiere, as will Shih-Hui Chen’s chamber concerto, Becoming, for flute soloist, oboe, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello, and bass. Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in D Major, “Il Gardellino,” will begin the program, which will conclude with dozens of her current and former students from Stony Brook University and the Juilliard School joining in a performance of Andrew Thomas’s Samba. Both Shih-Hui Chen and Joan Tower will attend the concert.