Australian flutist Jonathan Henderson trained with Europe’s leading flute professors and has carved out a multifaceted performance career spanning from Australia to the Nordic countries. Joined by pianist Szu Yu Chen, the duo will present an imaginative recital which pairs two of J.S. Bach’s inventive flute sonatas with striking modern works; Olivier Messiaen’s vivid Le Merle Noir (The Blackbird) and Jonathan Harvey’s Run Before Lightning – a kaleidoscope of scales and trills escalating virtuosity to new heights.
Jonathan Henderson, flute
Szu Yu Chen, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach, Flute Sonata in A major BWV 1032
Johann Sebastian Bach, Flute Sonata in E minor BWV 1034
Olivier Messiaen, Le Merle Noir (1952)
Jonathan Harvey, Run Before Lightning (2002)
Presented by Flute Tree and The Woodwind Group