Galbraith: Dynamic and Engaging

Lindsey Goodman, flute; Photo: Joshua Brown Photography

“I’m thrilled that Nancy has written such a dynamic and engaging work for me.” On the eve of its May 11 world premiere, soloist Lindsey Goodman introduces us to Nancy Galbraith’s new Concerto for Flute. Written for flute, four percussion, piano, harp and strings, the 17-minute work features three movements. Goodman joins the Resonance Works ensemble as Daniel Nesta Curtis conducts the premiere in Pittsburgh, PA.

Goodman continues. “I’m flattered that my outgoing personality was inspiration for Nancy’s exuberant new concerto. The piece incorporates electro-acoustics to create canonic counterpoint, a number of extended techniques in the flute writing, and rhythmic writing for the accompanying strings and percussion, all of which will win over audiences. I’m pleased that the concerto is already programmed in two states for the 2020-21 season, and am certain that it is poised to become a new mainstay of the genre. Though this is my first time collaborating with Nancy, we instantly hit it off; and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process as her warmth and expertise shine through in everything she does.” The program repeats on May 12. Next season, Goodman performs Galbrath’s Flute Concerto with the Ohio Valley Symphony.

Next month: On June 1, conductor Bill Garlette leads the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble in a concert showcasing Galbraith’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble along with the first performance of the wind-version of Euphonic Blues, as part of its “American Salute” program.