CONCERTO FOR FLUTE AND ORCHESTRA
The premiere of Concerto for Flute and Orchestra composed by Gary Guthman was performed on April 30, 2022, in the studio of Witold Lutosławski in Warsaw.
Participants - an excellent soloist and popularizer of contemporary music Łukasz Długosz together with the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under the direction of Piotr Sułkowski.
The composition is reflecting contemporary cultures, inspired and emphasized in fragments taken from the intensity of today's spirituality. The first part of the concert 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 is be maintained within the 12-tone and jazz scales as the composer utilizes them with suitable modes and harmonic dimensions.
Length of 30 minutes, along with the Cadenza
Vln.I, II / Viola / Cello / Double Bass
Flute I,II / Oboe I,II / Cl. 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
Score and orchestral parts available on request:
Co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport 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.