IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL 2013: Saturday February 23
FLUTE OUT OF THE BOX: New Paths for the 21st-Century Flutist
Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College
If you want to put an exact address into your GPS, Bucksbaum Fine Arts Center is located at 1108 Park St. in Grinnell.
CALL FOR PERFORMANCE SUBMISSIONS
We are less than one month away from IFF 2013. This would be a good time to start submitting requests for the IA Flutists Concert. Time limit is 6 minutes (be sure to give me EXACT timing), and the following submissions are invited:
- All-flute ensembles comprised of full-time college students, college/university faculty, professional and amateur flute ensembles residing in the state
- Solos (unaccompanied or with own pianist) by any faculty member of an Iowa college or university, as well as those teachers with private studios; any flutist who is a member of one of the Iowa-based symphonies
- Chamber ensembles of mixed instrumentation by any faculty or other professional flutist as mentioned in no. 2
This concert takes place at 10:45-12:05. Thanks for getting requests to me sooner rather than later. I will squeeze in as many as we can accommodate in the time we have! And I cannot stress enough to please send me accurate and exact timings for your pieces (send to firstname.lastname@example.org)! Thank you all in advance.
Our preorder deadline is officially past, but you may still send one in to indicate which lunch you prefer. We will have a certain number of each lunch available for purchase, and it helps to know which one YOU want. Looking at this sumptuous, healthy, generous lunch, who wouldn't want it?!
Here is your opportunity to order a delicious box lunch from Grinnell College's Catering Services! Cost is $8.75, to be paid when you pick up your lunch. Each lunch includes sandwich (choices below), fresh fruit, Sun chips, 2 cookies, and bottled water. Please indicate your sandwich choice, and how many lunches you wish to purchase. Send your request to Meredith at email@example.com to receive acknowledgement of your order. Deadline for pre-order is Thursday, Feb. 14. There will be a certain number of lunches available in addition to those ordered.
Lunch #1 - Turkey on Wheatberry with Swiss cheese
Lunch #2 - Vegetarian with cheese on Wheat: onion, cucumber, carrots, red peppers, radishes
Lunch #3 - Hummus on Pita bread: our in-house-made hummus on a grilled pita
(Sandwiches served with lettuce, tomato, mayo and Grey Poupon mustard packets)
About the Festival
Welcome to the homepage of the 2013 Iowa Flute Festival at Grinnell College, with guest artists Nina Assimakopoulos and Linda Pereksta! Nina is a specialist in contemporary music who is also a prize-winning painter. Linda is both a Baroque and modern flutist who has won awards for her performance and scholarship on early music for traverso; she is also distinguished for presenting ground-breaking new compositions on the same instrument.
Discover your own paths to becoming an expanded, more complete flutist and musician. The two guest artists represent innovative achievements in each of their specialties that lead to out-of-the-box approaches to their instruments. Workshops, panels, warmups, and master classes will present traditional methods alongside new perspectives on how to improve your playing and explore your unique personality as a musician.
The Festival will take place in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on Saturday Februrary 23, between 8:30 AM and 6 PM. You may download registration forms (general registration form, Flute Wonders Competition form, and exhibitor form) from the website and print them out. Please mail in all registrations with payment to the address on the forms, by the dates indicated on each of them.
We look forward to a spectacular Festival on the beautiful campus of Grinnell College and are excited to have you join us!
Check back periodically for more details on festival events.
Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopoulos has been hailed as "...a marvel!" (Münchner Merkur), and a versatile virtuoso with a "dramatic sense of pacing" who demonstrates "not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing; broad tone color; lyricism; a full range of dynamic expression; and above all STYLE that paints the differences from Bach to Bartok..." (American Record Guide).
A champion of contemporary music, Nina Assimakopoulos is credited with over 50 international world-premiere performances and commissions, as well as multimedia collaborative projects and concerts integrating baroque through contemporary flute music with visual and digital arts, dance, and theater.
Career Highlights include her New York Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, solo recitals at The Alden Theater "Rising Stars" Concert Series in Washington, D.C., the "Dame Myra Hess Radio Broadcast Concert Series" in Chicago, the "Live from Hochstein" radio broadcast concert series in Rochester, New York, and the AmBul New Music Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.
She has performed as principal flute with the Munich City Opera, Bavarian Radio Symphony Academy Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
Linda Pereksta joined the faculty of The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as Assistant Professor of Flute in 2009. Prior to coming here, she taught at The University of Mississippi and Tulane University. She currently holds the position of Piccolo with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and has previously been a member of the Arkansas, Tupelo, and Memphis Symphony Orchestras. As a tenured member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, she performed in the orchestra's 2005 joint concert with the New York Philharmonic, playing under the batons of James Conlon, Leonard Slatkin and Lorin Maazel. She can be heard with the two orchestras on the Nonesuch CD, "Our New Orleans," accompanying Randy Newman.
Dr. Pereksta has been featured as a concerto soloist with Belle Meade Baroque, the Germantown Symphony Orchestra and the Tallahassee Bach Parley, and has performed with Mallarmé Chamber Players, jazz artist Nnenna Freelon, Baroque Southeast, Fiori Musicali, the Iowa Center for New Music, and numerous professional orchestras.
Dr. Pereksta holds degrees from The University of Iowa, The Peabody Conservatory of Music and Florida State University. She was a two-time recipient of Peabody Career Development Grants, and as a Doctoral Fellow at FSU, taught Baroque Flute and Recorder, directed the Baroque Ensemble and earned the Certificate in Early Music. Her doctoral treatise, "Twentieth-Century Compositions for the Baroque Flute," was a winner of the National Flute Association's 2004 call for DM/PhD Papers. Twice a major prizewinner in the NFA Baroque Flute Artist Competition, Dr. Pereksta later served as Coordinator of the competition and is presently Chair of the NFA's Historical Flutes Committee. She is Editor of TRAVERSO (a quarterly historical flute newsletter), has published articles in The Flutist Quarterly, and has performed and presented at numerous NFA conventions.
Her primary flute teachers have included Betty Bang Mather, Leone Buyse, Charles DeLaney and Robert Willoughby. She also studied baroque flute with Christopher Krueger and Colin St. Martin, recorder with Michael Lynn, and orchestral conducting and literature with the late James Dixon.
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For additional information, or to ask questions please contact 2013 IFF Coordinator Dr. Claudia Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org