Flute & Harp Impressions

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
7:30 P.M.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series

Concert Details

Music Director and Conductor:
Gregory Vajda

Guest Artists:
Gergely Ittzés, flute
Evelyn Loehrlein, flute
Katherine Newman, harp

Vivaldi………….L’Olimpiade, RV 725: Overture
Vivaldi………….Concerto for flute and strings, “The Goldfinch,” RV 428, D major
Ittzés……………Double Raga (Alabama premiere)
Vivaldi………….Concerto for two flutes, RV 533, C major
Ittzés……………Mr. Dick is Thinking in Terms of a Blues-Pattern (Alabama premiere)
Debussy……….Danse sacrée et danse profane for harp and strings
Debussy……….Syrinx
Takemitsu…….Toward the Sea II
Respighi……….The Birds

Few instruments are faster friends than flute and harp, whose histories have been closely intertwined since
ancient times. In this wide-ranging program featuring flutist Gergely Ittzés and two HSO Principal musicians, we enjoy lesser-known delights by Vivaldi and Debussy before concluding with an orchestral suite by Respighi, a clever, humorous depiction of birds in a neoclassical style.

Evelyn Loehrlein

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Gergely Ittzés

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Katherine Newman

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