Friday 25 September will see the first performance of Dr Robert Howard’s composition Flautando.
A four-minute solo piece for flute, the work will be performed by its dedicatee, Laura Bonnett. It is a substantial reworking of a piece Robert wrote as a student, originally called simply For Flute (1996).
Flautando, whose title means ‘flute-like,’ explores the full range of the instrument, over three octaves, and a wide variety of gestures and techniques.
The acoustic and reverberation of the venue make it a highly suitable space for this premiere.
The performance takes place at 7pm on Friday 25 September 2015 at Prescot Parish Church, as part of a c75-minute concert of Brass & Organ Classics. Tickets are just £5 on the door, including wine and nibbles afterwards. See prescotfestival.co.uk for more information.
Photo: Flautist Laura Bonnett (by Alan Humphreys)