Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fanfare 36 by Atlanta Composer and Flutist Kelly Via

Sunday, January 25,2009 at 3:00 at Snellville United Methodist Church, 2428 Main Street East, Snellville, GA. 30078 The Atlanta Music Academy Flute Choir will perform "Fanfare 36" by Atlanta Composer and Flutist Kelly Via. Program consisting of works by Burnnet, Holst, Lauf, Molnar-Suhajda, Nourse, and Smetana. The concert is free and open to the public.

"Fanfare 36" was written for and premiered by the 2008 National High School Flute Choir at the 36th Annual Convention of the National Flute Association in Kansas City, MO. The NHSFC was composed of 25 high school flutists selected by audition from across the U.S. Inspiration for the piece was drawn from the honor of being selected to conduct these talented young flutists as well as my love for marching bands and DCI. "Fanfare 36", published by Nourse Wind Publications, is scored for two piccolos, four C flutes, two alto flutes, bass flute and optional contrabass flute."

Here's a little about Kelly Via:

Kelly Via received the Bachelor of Music from Drake University and the Master of Music from East Carolina University. He is the piccoloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and Macon Symphony Orchestra. A flute choir enthusiast and arranger, Kelly has been selected to perform with the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir each year since 2000. Several of his arrangements and compositions for flute choir are available through Nourse Wind Publications. One of his arrangements was named a winner in the NFA 2002 Newly Published Music Competition and another was a finalist in 2004. Most recently he was appointed to serve as Flute Choir Coordinator for the NFA from 2007 to 2012 and he conducted the NFA National High School Flute Choir in 2008. Kelly is currently teaching flute and directing flute choirs at Mercer University, Agnes Scott College and the Atlanta Music Academy.

1 comment:

DaBlogger said...

I posted this event on MySnellvilleBlog.com. Please feel free to let me know about any other events that will be either in Snellville or close by in Gwinnett, I'd love to post them. Thank you!