Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra  

Concert Programs

The following are suggested thematic program descriptions for flute and piano recital. The booking of pianists varies depending upon availability. Karen Kevra performs regularly with a number of excellent concert pianists including Jeffrey Chappell, Alison Cerutti, Elaine Greenfield, Paul Orgel, and Jeewon Park. Ms. Kevra is also available for performance as soloist with orchestra. Requests for programs with mixed instrumentation (such as flute, cello, and piano trio, or flute and guitar duo) can be made on the contact page by leaving an e-mail message. All programs are available as a recital or recital with commentary.

French Connection - The Moyse Legacy

This personal and accessible all-French program, traces the lineage of the French flute repertoire from Baroque through modern works. This program emphasizes the connections between the compositions generated by the Paris Conservatory commissions, and the venerable father and son flutists Marcel and Louis Moyse.

Suggested repertoire choices:

  • Michel Blavet, Sonata in G major "L'Henriette"
  • Gabriel Fauré, Fantasie
  • Jules Mouquet, La Flute de Pan
  • Cecile Chaminade, Concertino
  • Claude Debussy, Syrinx for solo flute
  • Francis Poulenc, Sonate
  • Maurice Ravel, Piece en forme de Habanera
  • Georges Hüe, Fantasie
  • Phillipe Gaubert, Sonate
  • Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine
  • Louis Moyse, First Sonata
  • Louis Moyse, Second Sonata
  • Louis Moyse, Pastorale for solo flute

Variations

Audiences are intrigued by Variations for their accesibility and drama. This program includes Variations from light-hearted to emotionally intense. Costume changes optional.

  • Giovanni Platti, Sonata in G major
  • Paul Agricola Genin, Carnival of Venice Variations
  • Franz Schubert, Introduction, Theme, and Variations on "Trockne Blümen"
  • Louis Moyse, Introduction, Theme, and Variations

The Art of the Sonata

Substantial Works in which flute and piano are equally matched.
(Choice of 4 works)

  • Michel Blavet, Sonata in G major "L'Henriette"
  • JS Bach, E minor Sonata (or any other sonata by JS Bach)
  • Giovanni Platti, Sonata in G major
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata
  • Francis Poulenc, Sonate
  • Carl Reneicke, Sonata "Undine"
  • Bohuslav Martinu, First Sonata
  • Paul Hindemith, Sonata
  • Louis Moyse, First Sonata
  • Lowell Liebermann, Sonata

The Art of the Modern Sonata

Substantial Works in which flute and piano are equally matched.
(Choice of 4 works.)

  • Bohuslav Martinu, First Sonata
  • Paul Hindemith, Sonata
  • Louis Moyse, First Sonata
  • Louis Moyse, Second Sonata
  • Lowell Liebermann, Sonata

Spring (Summer, Autumn, Winter) Romance

A program of the most significant pieces from the Romantic Flute Repertoire.

  • Franz Schubert, Introduction, Theme, and Variations on "Trockne Blümen"
  • Charles Marie Widor, Suite, Op. 34, No. 1
  • Carl Reinecke, Sonata "Undine"
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, Romance
  • Georges Bizet, Entr'acte of Act III from "Carmen"

All-American Flute and Piano

This program features the best of American Works for flute and piano.

  • Aaron Copland, Duo for flute and piano
  • Samuel Barber, Canzone
  • Lowell Liebermann, Sonata
  • Walter Piston, Sonata
  • Louis Moyse, First Sonata
Home Concert Program Offerings Karen Kevra's Bio Quotes about Flutist Karen Kevra Teaching Sound Samples Contact Home