Recital: Elena Rubin '21 MM, Flute
NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.
Elena Rubin '21 MM studies Flute with Cynthia Meyers.
This performance is open to in-person audiences, and can also be viewed via livestream.
- Elena Rubin '21 MM, flute
- Deborah DeWolf Emery, piano
- Cynthia Meyers, studio teacher
Aaron Copland | Duo for Flute and Piano (1971)
Poetic, somewhat mournful
Lively, with bounce
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach | Sonata in G Major for Flute and Continuo, Wq. 133, "Hamburger" (1786)
Philippe Gaubert | Troisième Sonata pour Flûte et Piano (1934)
Intermède pastoral: Très moderé
Final: Joyeux - Allegretto
Allison Loggins-Hull | Homeland for solo flute (2018)
Homeland was written shortly after Hurricane Maria stormed through Puerto Rico in 2017. Maria represented the increasing strength of natural disasters and the intense, sometimes deadly, repercussions of climate change. While this was going on, there was also a rise of political and social turmoil in the United States, and global unrest throughout the world, including the Civil War crisis in Syria. For weeks, the news was flooded with these stories. With so many people throughout the world dealing with tragic domestic issues, I began to think about the meaning of home during a crisis. What does home mean when the land has been destroyed? What does it mean when there’s been a political disaster, or a human disaster? How does a person feel patriotic when they feel unwelcome at the same time?
Homeland is a musical interpretation and exploration of those questions. The flute opens with timbral trills representing troubled waters, then transitions into passages that are anxious and distorted. There is a moment of hope and optimism, a remembrance of past struggles that have been overcome, followed by an off-putting play on TheStar-Spangled Banner, representing an unraveling of patriotism. In the end we come full circle, still with unanswered and unresolved questions.
– Allison Loggins-Hull
Béla Bartók | Suite Paysanne Hongroise (1918)
Chants populaires tristes