Read Patricia Spencer's interview with Elliott Carter about his solo flute piece (PDF)
NEW! See details of the 2014 Bard College THE NOW AND PRESENT FLUTE Seminar with Patricia Spencer.
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.”