Jasmine Choi, “the goddess of the flute” (Korea Times), returns to NYCP for her first concert as Artist-in-Residence. Five fresh works showcase inspiration from diverse sources in this season opener: two works by Grieg offer Baroque nostalgia and Norwegian sentiments, and selections by Bartok and de Sarasate feature Roma-inspired melodies. The world premiere of Clint Needham’s Pocket Concerto is the first of three new works commissioned in honor of Ms. Choi, one for each year of her residency.
Edvard Grieg / Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Clint Needham / Pocket Concerto (premiere)
Edvard Grieg / Two Melodies Op.53
Pablo Sarasate / Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 (arr. Yoomi Paick)
Béla Bartók / Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68