Amy Porter was a perfect choice for our live episode. She admits she is most comfortable being center stage and star of the show, one of the many reasons she ultimately left her position with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and pursued a solo career. Amy graciously answered questions and let us pick her brain about all things performance, career, and personal life related.
In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Amy Porter (University of Michigan) about the piece, “East Wind” by Shulamit Ran and Telemann’s Fantasie in A Major. Both pieces are repertoire requirements for TFS’ Myrna Brown Competition. Amy goes into great detail about these flute solos and gives excellent advice on how one could approach these works. Check out today’s episode to hear all the details!
Between 1830 and 1840, thousands of Native Americans were removed from their homes in the Southeast and forcibly relocated rural Oklahoma by the U.S. government. The long, brutal walk became known as the Trail of Tears.
More than 175 years after the march, composer Michael Daugherty wanted to share the survivors' and descendants' stories.
Come listen to an extended version of the interview with Fred Child, composer Michael Daugherty and flute soloist Amy Porter.