Ransom Wilson, Tara Helen O'Connor
Ransom Wilson, Tara Helen O'Connor

Flute Affair

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5:00 PM at Alice Tully Hall


Concert Watch Video

An instrument that’s been around for 60,000 years certainly deserves a concert of its own. This program’s exposé of the flute’s astonishing capabilities reveals how composers of three centuries were inspired by its magical qualities.

Join us for a pre-concert discussion with Ian David Rosenbaum and Ayano Kataoka at 4:00 PM in the Rose Studio. Free for ticket holders.


  • Bach Trio Sonata in G major for Two Flutes and Continuo, BWV 1039 (c. 1736-41)
  • Mozart Quartet in C major for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 285b (1781)
  • J. L. Adams there is no one, not even the wind for Two Flutes, Two Percussionists, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass (New York Premiere, CMS Co-Commission) (2017)
  • Dutilleux Sonatine for Flute and Piano (1943)
  • Hummel Septet in D minor for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, Op. 74 (c. 1816)