CONCERTO FOR FLUTE AND ORCHESTRA
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra composed by Gary Guthman was premiered on April 29, 2022, in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Hall in Warsaw and was performed by an excellent soloist and popularizer of contemporary music Łukasz Długosz together with the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under the direction of maestro Piotr Sułkowski.
The first part of the concerto uses the fiery accents of the brass and percussion and the subtle harmony from woodwinds after melancholy waves of pulsing strings and harps.
The second part is devoted to delicate shades of rhythmic sequences. The flute dominates in the upper registers but will surrender to the orchestral harmonic structure from time to time - skilfully embracing to control the harmonic balance.
The soloist and orchestra partner, thanks to rhythms originating from jazz roots in the third part of the orchestra. Sound blocks of brass instruments dominate the supporting role of the woodwinds underscored with strings and percussion. The piece will be maintained within the 12-tone and jazz scales as the composer utilizes them with suitable modes and harmonic dimensions.
This composition was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund - a state special-purpose fund, as part of the "Music" program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
Vln.I, II / Viola / Cello / Double Bass
Flute I,II / Oboe I,II / Clar. I,II / Bs. I,II
French Horn I, II, III, IV
Trumpet I, II, III / Trombones I, II, III / Tuba
Percussion I, II / Tympani / Harp
total length - 30 min.
score & parts available at request