Sonora Slocum, flute

Date & Time

Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 5:30pm

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Monthly Concerts: Sonora Slocum, flute
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Sonora Slocum returns to NY
A virtual event; admission is free. Click here.


A virtual event; admission is free. Click here.

Sonora Slocum, flute

Julia Coronelli, harp
Alejandro Duque, viola

Printable program (pdf) is here.
Read Jayn Rosenfeld's interview of Sonora Slocum in the December 2021 NYFC Newsletter.

Concert video:



Ent’racte                                                  Jacques Ibert (1890–1962)

Morceau de Concours                             Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

En Prière (Praying)                                                       Gabriel Fauré

Sicilienne                                                                      Gabriel Fauré

Song of the Black Swan                    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959)

Sonata for flute and harp                               Nino Rota (1911–1979)
     (1st and 2nd movements)

Minuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin   Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
                                                                                       (arr. B. Noel)

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair              Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

Sonata for flute, viola, and harp                                    Claude Debussy
Program subject to change

Sonora Slocum was appointed principal flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2012 at the age of 22. She has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, performed as guest principal with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded as guest principal with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Slocum has worked under conductors Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Sir Simon Rattle, Edo de Waart, Otto-Werner Mueller, John Williams and David Zinman, among many others.

Slocum has been active with the chamber music series It's Frankly Music, led by MSO concertmaster Frank Almond and has collaborated with the contemporary group Eighth Blackbird on works by Jennifer Higdon, George Perle, and Frederic Rzewski.

A native New Yorker, Slocum received her bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and her master of music in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She attended the Music Academy of the West, as well as the Aspen and Pacific Music Festivals. Slocum studied with principal flutists Jeffrey Khaner and Robert Langevin, among many others.

An Extended Play (EP) is available for download exclusively at featuring a chamber version of J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, a work Slocum also performed as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-14 season.

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