James Galway and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are offering an opportunity for flutists aged 8 to 13 to play in a world premiere for flute ensemble being written in honor of Galway’s 70th birthday. The new work, by former Tanglewood Music Center Fellow Derek Bermel, will be performed on August 1 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, with Leonard Slatkin conducting. A committee headed by BSO Principal Flute Elizabeth Rowe is now in the process of selecting the young flutists from the submitted applications. In addition to the selected young flutists, the flute ensemble will include flutists from the BSO, Tanglewood Music Center, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. At his 70th birthday celebration concert, Galway will perform in Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2; also on the program are Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
Posted June 9, 2009