Recital by Thomas J. Wible, Winner James Pappoutsakis 33rd Annual Contest, Tribute to Fenwick Smith
September 8, 2013
The James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition will present flutist Thomas J. Wible, winner of the 33rd annual contest, in a recital on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Mr. Wible will be assisted by Ayako Yoda, piano and Franziska Huhn, harp. The concert is free and open to the public. For information: (617) 461-3994.
The Competition, first presented in 1980, was established in 1979 in memory of James Pappoutsakis, flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly four decades and beloved teacher of generations of fine musicians now performing throughout the world. This year’s Winner’s Recital also honors another former BSO flutist and influential teacher/performer, Fenwick Smith, who performed with the BSO from 1978 to 2006 and served on the NEC faculty from 1982 until 2012. For 35 years Fenwick gave an annual recital in early September that marked the informal launch of Boston's musical season. His lifetime of artistic achievement will be celebrated with remarks and performances by musical friends and colleagues as a prelude to the September 8 concert. Among those paying tribute will be flutist Leone Buyse, long-time colleague of Fenwick Smith, co-founder with him of the Greater Boston Flute Association, and herself a former BSO member and NEC faculty member.
Mr. Wible’s program will include Serenade for Flute and Harp by John Heiss (commissioned by Fenwick Smith), Sonata in E minor Op.9 No. 2 by Jean Marie Leclair, Suite for Flute and Piano, Opus 34 by Charles Marie-Widor, Sinfonische Canzone by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and Dialogue for Solo Flute by Peter Child (commissioned for the Pappoutsakis Competition).
The September 8 concert marks a new collaboration between New England Conservatory and the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Fund and Competition, as the two organizations are jointly hosting the Pappoutsakis Winner’s Recital, for the first time, in Jordan Hall, one of the world’s premier concert venues.