Flute Sketches (Mosaic of Flute Favourites)

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CD Release Date: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 + "Sketching with my Flute" Tour

Tan, Mizi (b. 1936)
[01] A Caged Partridge’s Longing (1987) (05:48)
Samantha Chang, flute

Woodall, Albert
[02] Serenade (04:00)
Samantha Chang, flute; Ellen Meyer, piano

Taffanel, Claude-Paul (1844-1908)
[03] Fantaisie on Mignon (1866) (13:51)
Samantha Chang, flute; Ellen Meyer, piano

Schulhoff, Erwin (1894-1942)
Sonata (1927)
[04] Allegro moderato (06:16)
[05] Scherzo. Allegro giocoso (01:35)
[06] Aria. Andante (02:49)
[07] Finale. Allegro molto gajo (02:43)
Samantha Chang, flute; Ellen Meyer, piano

Piazzolla, Ástor Pantaleón (1921-1992)
[08] Oblivion (03:13)
Samantha Chang, flute; Amy Laing, cello; Ellen Meyer, piano

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten (1824-1910)
[09] Ballade Op. 288 (1908) (08:15)
Samantha Chang, flute; Ellen Meyer, piano

Dorozio, Tod Paul
[10] The Exodus Partita (06:12)
Samantha Chang, flute

Goossens, Sir Eugène Aynsley (1893-1962)
Four Sketches Op. 5 (1913) Book II
[11] Romance (05:05)
[12] Humoreske (02:42)
Samantha Chang, flute; Khai Nguyen, violin; Ellen Meyer, piano

Total Playing Time (62:29)

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Mark Camilleri at Imagine Sound Studios (Toronto)

Executive Producer: Samantha Chang
Co-Producer: Stephen Fox

Flute: Muramatsu DN Model
Piano: 9’ Bösendorfer 92 Keys


SKETCHING WITH MY FLUTE TOUR 秋暘笛音,美繪人生 巡迴演出 (Please click here to download the programme book)

Beginning in Toronto on March 07, 2009, Samantha Chang traveled to 23 locations worldwide to celebrate the release of her debut album "Flute Sketches". To mark its one year anniversary, Samantha, along with her colleagues: Conrad Chow and Ellen Meyer, concluded the year long tour with a flourish at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Watch highlights from Sketching with my Flute Tour YouTube Playlist.


Saturday, March 07, 2009 - Good Shepherd Community Church (390 Bamburgh Circle, Toronto, Ontario M1W 3X3 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute; Khai Nguyen, violin; Stephen Fox, saxophone; Ellen Meyer, piano

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - St. Joseph’s Parish (Parish Hall) (151 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N8 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - St. George’s Anglican Church (Parish Hall) (1101 Stanley Street, Montréal, Québec H3B 2S6 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute

Saturday, March 14, 2009 - St. Mark’s Anglican Church (1805 Larch Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3N9 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute

Monday, March 16, 2009 - St. Martin's United Church (2617 Clarence Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 1M5 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - St. Stephen's Anglican Church (1121 - 14th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 0P3 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - Westwood Community Church (Fellowship Centre) (401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 1G4 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute

Monday, March 23, 2009 - St. David's Presbyterian Church (98 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 1R8 Canada) - Samantha Chang, flute

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - St. Paul's Anglican Church (101 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4R5 Canada) - CANCELLED due to WEATHER

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - Nashwaaksis United Church (Parlor) (46 Main Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3A 1C1 Canada) - CANCELLED due to WEATHER

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Fort Massey United Church (5303 Tobin Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1S3 Canada) - CANCELLED due to WEATHER

Friday, July 31, 2009 - St. Mark's Church (251 Old Marylebone Road, London NW1 5QT United Kingdom) - Samantha Chang, flute; Joyce Tang, piano

2009年9月11日星期五 下午 1:30 - 上海师范大学  (上海市桂林路100号Shanghai, China上海, 中国) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年9月12日星期六 下午 7:00 - 上海音乐学院 小音乐厅  (上海市徐汇区汾阳路20号Shanghai, China上海, 中国) - 張秋暘, 長笛; 汤声声, 钢琴 [上海音乐学院 协办, 免费入场]

2009年9月18日星期五 下午 7:30 - 台北巴赫廳  (台北市民權西路53號(B1)) Taipei, Taiwan
台北市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛; 葛浩雯, 鋼琴

2009年9月22日星期二 下午 3:00 - 財團法人宜蘭縣私立親水園老人養護之家  (宜蘭縣五結鄉季水路15巷46號Yilan, Taiwan宜蘭縣, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年9月23日星期三 下午 3:00 - 主牧安養中心 (花蓮縣新城鄉北埔村北埔路13號Hualien, Taiwan花蓮縣, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年9月24日星期四 下午 2:00 - 台中市立仁愛之家 (台中市北屯區軍功路2段490號Taichung, Taiwan台中市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年9月25日星期五 下午 7:00 - 台中市文化局演講廳 (台中市西區英才路600號(B1)Taichung, Taiwan台中市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛; 葛浩雯, 鋼琴 [臺中市文化局拹辦, 免費入場]

2009年9月26日星期六 下午 3:30 - 2009中秋音樂觀摩欣賞會 (台北市七張本社區一樓文廳Taipei, Taiwan台北市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛; 葛浩雯, 鋼琴

2009年9月27日星期日 上午 10:00 - 德蘭兒童中心 (新竹縣寶山鄉雙溪村雙園路二段319號Hsinchu, Taiwan新竹縣, 臺灣) – CANCELLED due to OUTBREAK

2009年9月27日星期日 下午 7:00 - 聖道兒童之家 (台北市北投區承德路7段388號1樓Taipei, Taiwan台北市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年9月28日星期一 下午 7:00 - 台北兒童福利中心 (台北市信義區忠孝東路5段295巷8號Taipei, Taiwan台北市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年9月29日星期二 下午 2:00 - 浩然敬老院 (台北市北投區知行路75號 Taipei, Taiwan
台北市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年10月2日星期五 上午 10:00 - 輔順仁愛之家 (台中市德化街362號Taichung, Taiwan
台中市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

2009年10月3日星期六 下午 1:30 - 義光育幼院 (台北市萬華區和平西路三段382巷11弄17號Taipei, Taiwan台北市, 臺灣) - 張秋暘, 長笛

Sunday, March 07, 2010 - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (154 West 57th Street , New York, New York 10019-3321 USA) - Samantha Chang, flute; Conrad Chow, violin; Ellen Meyer, piano

CD Reviews

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CD Review by Laila Engle of Flute Focus (May 2010)

Flute Sketches - Mosaic of Flute Favorites

Samantha Chang

The self produced debut album by Candian flutist Samantha Chang features a tapas of styles and genres in the flute literature ranging from the romantic Reinceke “Ballade” to contemporary works for solo flute by Chinese composer Mizi Tan. The majority of the album is features music for flute solo or flute and piano however Samantha is joined by associate artists Khai Nguyen (violin) for Eugene Gossens “Four Sketches” and cellist Amy Laing for Astor Piazolla’s “Oblivion”.

The album was released in 2009 and quickly followed by a Canadian Tour to eleven cities with future tours planned for Asia. Flute Sketches offers a taste of the touring programme and showcases the talents of the flautist.

Having studied with the Chinese composer, Mizi Tan’s programmatic “A Caged Partidge’s Longing” written in 1987 is an attractive work that uses birdcalls and pentatonic melodic sections to tell a story of the birds attempt to escape the confines of his caged existence.

This diverse programme marks a courageous effort from a young emerging artist and although often unstable in pitch the flautist displays a commendable technical facility and stylistic versatility.

Laila is a reviewer for Flute Focus Magazine. 

CD Review by Allan Pulker of Wholenote Magazine (April 2009)

Flute Sketches - Mosaic of Flute Favourites

Samantha Chang; Ellen Meyer; Khai Nguyen; Amy Laing

Independent (www.samanthaflute.com)

Flutist Samantha Chang’s debut CD, “Flute Sketches” offers a variety of repertoire, ranging from Paul Taffanel’s Mignon Fantasy of 1866 to Tod Dorozio’s The Exodus Partita written just last year for Ms. Chang. From the one hundred and forty-two years separating these two compositions are works by Albert Woodall, Erwin Schulhoff, Carl Reinecke, Eugene Goossens, Astor Piazzolla and Mizi Tan.

Ms. Chang is at her best in the lyrical music she has chosen for the CD. She has a strong affinity, for example, to A Caged Partridge’s Longing, by Toronto flutist, composer and her first teacher, Mizi Tan, using a sound akin to that of a bamboo flute, entirely appropriate to the piece. Her interpretation of Schulhoff’s Sonata, especially the first movement, is very convincing, although I often wished she could bring to more of her playing the intensity of sound she produced about three-quarters of the way through Carl Reinecke’s late (1908) composition, Ballade.

The always confident but never intrusive piano playing of Ellen Meyer makes a tremendous contribution throughout. Amy Laing’s expressive cello in Piazzolla’s Oblivion and Khai Nguyen’s capable violin playing in the Piazzolla and in Goossens’ Romance and Humoreske add variety and interest.

Ms. Chang is a young and resourceful artist with a strong personal commitment to the flute. This CD is a promising beginning.

Allan Pulker

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.


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