CALENDAR
Classical
Sat / Mar 21, 2020

At Home with Sir James Galway

“As fine and fluent a flautist as the world affords.” — The Washington Post

“James Galway is more than a flute-player, he is the world’s only flute personality.” — Newsday


Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage
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Celebrate the 80th birthday of the world’s most recognizable classical flautist, Sir James Galway. Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries.  Joined by his wife, renowned flautist Lady Jeanne Galway, this magical evening features a wide-range of musical favorites.

Sir James Galway, flute
Lady Jeanne Galway, flute 

Michael McHale, piano

PROGRAM

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Flute Sonata, FP 164
        Allegretto malincolico
        Cantilena: Assez lent
        Presto giocoso

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Fantaisie, Op. 79
        Andantino
        Allegro

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107

Franz Doppler (1821-1883)
Andante et Rondo, Op. 25 with Lady Galway
        Andante
        Rondo

INTERMISSION

François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)
Tambourin

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Le Basque

Hamilton Harty (1879-1941)
In Ireland, Fantasy for flute and piano

D. Overton
Irish Folk Songs
        Spinning Wheel
        She Moved Through the Fair
        The Star of the County Down

Pietro Morlacchi (1828-1868)
Il Pastore Svizzero

Franz & Karl Doppler (1821-1883)/(1825-1900)
Rigoletto Fantasie for two flutes and piano, Op. 38 with Lady Galway
        

Sir James Galway Performs “Pied Piper Fantasy” With New York Philharmonic

The New York Times shares telling of “Pied Piper Fantasy” performance by Sir James Galway. First performed in 1982 and written by Galway’s request, it’s “an inventive, light-hearted flute concerto based on the legend as relayed in the Robert Browning poem.” Click here to learn more.

The Current Delves into James Galway’s Legacy

The Current delves into the impact that flutist Sir James Galway has had on the classical world. “He’s not only the most famous living flutist, he may be the best-known flutist to have ever lived.” Read on about the living legend here.


Classical Music Series at The Broad Stage made possible in part by generous support from the Colburn Foundation.