8:00 PM20:00

Cobus du Toit: Flute Recital and Master Class



Join us for a recital and master class with flutist Cobus du Toit. This event will take place in room 110, Music Building I. Free and open to the public. More information about the recital and master class will be available soon.

South African native Cobus du Toit is praised for technical facility that makes everything look easy (Opus Colorado) and rich tone that is especially impressive (Herald Tribune). Pretoria News declared: “du Toit makes you believe the impossible. With du Toit in flight one is never aware of technique alone. He is driven by purely musical inspiration.”

As a concerto soloist Mr. du Toit has performed with orchestras around the globe. Prominent appearances include the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic, International Symphony Orchestra “Taurida” (St. Petersburg, Russia), Boulder Philharmonic, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Boulder Chamber Orchestra. Du Toit is also the principal flute for Boulder Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Du Toit has been a prize winner at the 1st UNISA Southern African National Competition for Woodwinds and Brass, the Byron Hester Competition, the Myrna Brown Competition and the SAMRO International Scholarship Competition. As an international soloist, Cobus has performed in Taiwan, Russia, Japan, South Africa, Germany, France and the USA.

Mr. Du Toit is currently the flute player of the Antero Winds, a Colorado based professional woodwind quintet that has been prizewinners at both the Plowman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. Mr. du Toit has two commercially released recordings available for purchase. Tríptico with classical guitarist Patrick Sutton and Mythavian with pianist Doreen Lee. Both these recordings explore the expanding possibilities for these ensembles with commissioned works and an emphasis on works written in the 21st century.

Current projects include recording the complete flute oeuvre by Jacques Castérède for the Naxos label and the #WeBringFlowers project, a set of 6 commissions with a strong social consciousness either directly confronting or revolting against the violence that is extremely active in modern society.

Mr. Du Toit holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria where he studied flute under Professor John Hinch and graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado. He also received his Masters Degree from the same institution where he studied under Christina Jennings.

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3:00 PM15:00

Chamber Concert: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County Concert Series


Join us for a 3pm concert at the beautiful UUFCC of Centre County. 780 Waupelani Drive State College, PA 16801

Chamber Music will include:

Arnold - Divertimento 

Bach - Fugue   

Wolfgang -Parallel Universe  


Piston - Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon  

Noel-Gallon - Suite in trio 

Berger- Quartet in C   

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5:30 PM17:30

Alice Dade: Flute Recital and Master Class


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:30pm, Room 128, Flute Recital

Tuesday, November 7, 2017- 7:30-9pm, Room 112, Flute Master Class


Alice Dade, the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Missouri, Columbia, will be giving a flute recital and masterclass for Penn State flute students. 

Directions and parking information to Esber Recital Hall and other School of Music events are found at: http://music.psu.edu/events

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12:10 PM12:10

"Live From Hochstein" Radio Series

Location: Hochstein School, Rochester, NY: http://classical915.org/programs/live-hochstein

Something Old & Something New: Chamber Music for Two Flutes & Piano

Naomi Seidman, flute

Cristina Ballatori, flute

Kevin Chance, piano




Franz Doppler                                          Andante et Rondo, Op. 25 for Two Flutes & Piano(10:00)


Yuko Uebayashi                                                Town Light for Two Flutes & Piano (7:15)


Cherise Leiter                                         **Vignettes for Flute and Alto Flute (9:00)


                                                                        ….and then I said…and then she said

                                                                        Sunday on the Couch

                                                                        The Wallflower


Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda                       **Komorebi for Two Flutes (7:00)


Giulio Briccialdi/Arr. Ervin Monroe            Carnival of Venice for Two Flutes & Piano (10:00)



**Commissioned by Seidman/Ballatori 2017. Rochester Premiere.


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7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Frisof


Sarah Frisof, the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Maryland, will be giving a flute masterclass for Penn State flute students. 

Directions and parking information to Esber Recital Hall and other School of Music events are found at: http://music.psu.edu/events

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1:00 PM13:00

Naomi Seidman and Friends, Recital, Penn State University

Location: Palmer Art Museum, University Park, PA

Vignettes by Cherise Leiter Pennsylvania Premiere

Komorebi by Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda Pennsylvania Premiere

Andante and Rondo by Franz Doppler

Cristina Ballatori, Flute, Naomi Seidman, Flute Kevin Chance, piano




Four Seasons by P. Brent Register (b. 1961) World Premiere
Philip Terman, text

I. Spring
II. Summer
III. Fall
IV. Winter

Baritone: Dimitrie Lazich http://www.dimitrielazich.com

Flute/Alto Flute: Naomi Seidman

Cello: Jonathan Dexter

Piano: Christopher Guzman

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11:00 AM11:00

National Flute Association Convention

Celebrating African American and Latin American Composers

The Cultural Outreach Committee presents a concert of works by Valerie Coleman, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Samuel Zyman, Diego Vega, and Reinaldo Moya, performed by Jennifer Grim, Caen Thomason-Redus, Eileen Grycky, Mariana Gariazzo, Naomi Seidman, and flutists from the Twin Cities.

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Nicole Riner Flute Masterclass
8:00 PM20:00

Nicole Riner Flute Masterclass

Praised for her "luscious, full sound" (American Record Guide) and "effortless precision" (Flutist Quarterly), Nicole Riner maintains an active national presence as a recitalist and pedagogue. She has presented master classes at universities and conservatories across the country and has performed with orchestras and at summer festivals, chamber music series, and flute fairs in the United States, South American, and Europe. A champion of new contemporary music, Nicole has also commissioned and premiered over twenty works both as a soloist and with her chamber group, Verismo Trio.  In 2016, she joined the board of Flute New Music Consortium, a commissioning organization for flutists.

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Nan Raphael Masterclass and Recital
8:00 PM20:00

Nan Raphael Masterclass and Recital

A versatile performer with a clear and sumptuous tone, Nan Raphael's playing has been called "an elegant and exceptional treat". She has been a frequent soloist at concerts and festivals across the United States since 1979. As a result of a wealth of new and exciting repertoire written over the last 3-4 decades, she has been able to demonstrate the versatility of this much maligned little instrument.

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Meghan Bennett Masterclass and Recital
8:00 PM20:00

Meghan Bennett Masterclass and Recital


Texas-based flutist Meghan Bennett performs a guest recital with collaborative pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. The recital will be followed by a masterclass for Penn State flute students which is also open to the public.


Passacaille, Op. 35 ♦ Emmanuel Rhené-Baton

Debla [Solo VI] für Flöte ♦ Cristóbal Halffter

Sonate pour Flûte et Piano (2003) ♦ Yuko Uebayashi
Lento - Allegro

Directions and parking information to Esber Recital Hall and other School of Music events are found at: http://music.psu.edu/events

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