This concert is a panorama of sounds and styles of the 20th century, and an exploration of the range of expression of the flute. Performing music by Gaubert, Villa-Lobos, Berio, and Liebermann, Flute Fellow Johanna Gruskin and her colleagues present some of the masterpieces of chamber music from the past 100 years.
Lowell Lieberman Sonata for Flute and Piano (1988) (b. 1961) Lento Presto energico
John Wilson, piano
Johanna Gruskin, flute
Johanna Gruskin is a second-year Flute Fellow at the New World Symphony. Previously she held the position of Principal Flute with the Knoxville Symphony and the YMF Debut Orchestra. During summers, she has attended the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Americas (European Tour). She has performed as a guest with the Malaysian Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and San Antonio Symphony. As a member of the wind quintet Midic Winds, she was a medalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Ms. Gruskin received a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a master of music degree from New England Conservatory and a professional studies certificate from the Colburn School. Her primary teachers include Bonita Boyd, NWS alumna Elizabeth Rowe and James Walker.