Read Patricia Spencer's interview with Elliott Carter about his solo flute piece (PDF)
On November 1st 2013, Patricia Spencer performed the Chinese premiere of Ge Gan-ru’s flute concerto with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. More information and a photo gallery from the concert are here.
In the photo above, Composer Ge Gan-ru congratulates flutist Patricia Spencer following her Chinese premiere performance of Gan-ru's Fairy Lady Meng Jiang flute concerto lead by conductor Zhang Liang.
Read Flute Talk feature article Performing Contemporary Music: An interview with Patricia Spancer"
Read the review of the NY premiere of Elliott Carter's Flute Concerto
“The flute is coming of age! No longer is it just a bird or a butterfly...once again composers are invoking its vital, expressive voice.
The flute's newest repertoire taps into an ancient heritage, harnessing a special spirit of the instrument. Works like Thea Musgrave's Orfeo and Karlheinz Stockhausen's Kathinka's Chant als Lucifer's Requiem -- and a host of other works -- are re-defining the instrument, making a present-day flute recital a monster experience.”