Paula Robison Woodwind Masterclass: Poulenc Sonatas

NEC: Williams Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

The NEC Woodwind Department and presents a masterclass with NEC flute faculty member, Paula Robison, featuring students from the NEC flute, oboe, and clarinet studios. This class will focus on Francis Poulenc, the sonatas for flute, oboe, and clarinet, with pianist, Deborah Emery.

Paula Robison has played a major role internationally in redefining the flute as a solo instrument. At NEC, she occupies a teaching chair endowed in 2005 by Charles "Chuck" and Donna Hieken, with matching funds from the Nicholas Family Challenge.  A founding member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Robison was also a co-director of the Spoleto Festivals in the US and Italy for over 30 years, earning her the Premio Pegaso and the Adelaide Ristori prizes for her contribution to Italian cultural life. Robison has commissioned works for flute and orchestra by Leon Kirchner, Toru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen, Kenneth Frazelle, and Robert Beaser.

  1. Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962/2000)

    Allegro tristamente: Theodore Robinson
    Romanza: Shuaiyu Yao
    Allegro con fuoco: Aleksis Martin
    Deborah Emery, piano

  2. Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1962)

    Elegie: Anish Pandit
    Scherzo: Ryoei Kawai and Gillian Bobnak
    Déploration: Mary O’Keefe
    Deborah Emery, piano

  3. Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano

    Allegretto malinconico: Madeline Cawley
    Cantilena: Zoe Cagan
    Presto giocoso: Chase McLung with Sungwoo Kim & Mona Sangesland
    Deborah Emery, piano