Livewire 4: Richard Craig, Flute

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Wednesday, October 23 | 8:00 pm
Livewire 4: Richard Craig, Flute
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Renowned Scottish flutist Richard Craig performs a recital of contemporary music. His program will feature:

  • Fabrice Fitch: Agricola IX d for solo flute
  • James Dillon: Sgothan for solo flute
  • Evan Johnson: émoi for solo bass flute
  • Brice Pauset: Eurydice for solo flute (world premiere)
  • Richard Craig: Amp/A1 for amplified alto flute (U.S. premiere)

Active primarily as a soloist and chamber musician, Richard Craig has lectured on contemporary flute and performance throughout Europe, maintaining links with Brunel University, London, Aberdeen University and the Orpheus Instituut, Belgium. Alongside realising established repertoire, Craig is active in generating new work with composers meant to enrich the expressive range of the instrument, often working with institutions such as SWR Experimentalstudio. He is a member of SMASH ensemble and Distractfold.

Craig has recorded and broadcasted for the BBC, WDR Cologne, YLE Finland, Radio France, Radio Nacional de España, Swedish Radio, ARTE, and Icelandic RUV and WERGO. In April 2011 his solo disc, INWARD, was released on the Metier label, featuring works by Ferneyhough, Sciarrino alongside premieres recordings of Barrett, Bång, Karski, Johnson and Croft.  It has since been received to critical acclaim and the only classical nomination for the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2011, the disc was also nominated in the music category by We Are The Making. Craig is also a lecturer in the post-graduate performance program at Huddersfield University.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. To order tickets in advance, order online through MissionTix.

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