19th Century Lecture Recital Series

Niall O'Riordan and Samantha Chang have teamed up for a series of 19th Century Virtuosi Lecture Recitals focusing on the impact of legendary flute figures such as Theobald Boehm, Giulio Briccialdi, and Paul-Agricole Génin. With Niall in period costumes performing the repertory and Samantha as narrator, the informative yet humorous 19th Century Lecture Recital Series is sure to please and delight!

lively, illustrated portrayal... ravishing and technically flawless [flute-playing].

Christopher Britton

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An investigation on the impact of virtuoso artistry on flute development and performance practices in the late 19th century. This lecture recital series will delve into the historical past and map of Briccialdi, Génin, and Boehm by recreating the musical and social context of the time through performances of their compositions accompanied by visual representations of the salon music scene, offering a glimpse of the artistic aesthetic of their time.

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A unique “Lecture Recital in Costume” by the inspiring Irish flutist Niall O’Riordan. Niall will perform the virtuoso works of 19th century composers, accompanied by Anne Marshall on piano, and narrated by Samantha Chang. An amazing trip you won't forget!


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Niall, Sam, and AnnePast Presentations

Forgotten Fantasies: The 19th Century Flute Virtuosi
Adams International Flute Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
12:30 to 1:30 PM

Giulio Briccialdi: Il principe dei flautisti in inghilterra e america?
San Francisco International Flute Festival
Saturday, November 1, 2014
3:00 to 3:50 PM

Giulio Briccialdi: II principe dei flautisti in inghilterra
British Flute Society Convention 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
9:00 to 9:45 AM

About Samantha

Flutist, conductor, musical tour de force
Hailed by The WholeNote Magazine for her “lyricism, resourcefulness, and strong personal commitment to the flute”, Canadian flutist Samantha Chang is a musical tour de force and rising artist. Her mandate to perform, to teach, and to create opportunities for aspiring flutists is nothing short of astonishing.


Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 PM
OCMS-SO 19th Annual Concert at Yorkminster Citadel (One Lord Seaton Road, North York, ON)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:00 PM
CASTYO 25th Annual Concert at Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West, Toronto, ON)

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Bolling for Flute

Expected date of release: 2019
Samantha Chang is excited to be working with Mark Camilleri, Mark Inneo, and Pat Kilbride in recording Claude Bolling's works for flute. Stay tuned for updates!

Bolling at Koerner Hall

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