Flutist to present guest recital at NWC

Katherine Calvey, principal flutist in the State Philharmonic of Chihuahua, Mexico, will present a guest recital at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel on Monday, Jan. 19. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and there is no admission fee.

During her time at Northwestern, Calvey will also speak in chapel at 10:05 a.m. on Jan. 19 and conduct a master class for flute students.

Calvey’s recital will feature a variety of Latin American, French and American pieces, including works by composers such as Georges Hue, Gabriel Faure and Bohuslav Martinu. She will be accompanied on piano by Lori Vande Brake, Northwestern’s staff accompanist.

The program will include Bach’s Sonata in E major; Joaquin Rodrigo’s Aria Antigua; Ballad and Tango by Arthur Frankenpohl; Scars and Scrapes Forever, a musical parody of Stars and Stripes Forever for piccolo and piano by Ken Laufer; and Kokopeloi, a piece written by Katherine Hoover to reflect legends of the Hopi Indians in the Grand Canyon area.

A native of Cleveland, Calvey won the first annual Littmann Music Competition in New York at the age of 16. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in flute performance from the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore and a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan.

Calvey’s orchestral career has taken her to concert venues such as Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Guild Orchestra and to Europe with the American Wind Symphony. She has performed solo concerts in Colombia, Curacao, Ecuador, El Salvador, Italy, Mexico and Peru. She has recorded three compact disks: Flute Fantasia, Silent Night and Canyon Echo. She can also be heard playing piccolo on The Call Mexico CD.

Calvey is an experienced teacher whose students have won several competitions and orchestral positions. She currently is the flute professor at the Conservatory of Music in Chihuahua, Mexico.