Renowned flutist Lindsey Goodman to perform at Glenville State with live world-premiere works

Flutist Lindsey Goodman

GLENVILLE — Flutist Lindsey Goodman will hold a recital at Glenville State College (GSC) on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The concert, entitled “Back to Live,” is a celebration of the return to live music making and marks Goodman’s first faculty residency performance at GSC.

Goodman serves as an Adjunct Lecturer of Flute at Glenville State College.

“Three of the works, all solo flute miniatures, are receiving their live world premieres at this performance,” Goodman said. “These are works which were written for me during the pandemic and premiered in virtual video formats. Our audience in Glenville will be the first people to hear these works in person! One is by West Virginia’s own Tom Beal, whose Slovakia is inspired by his trips to that country, including one with the West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra.”

Five of the other works on the program are electroacoustic, meaning there is both an electronic aspect and an acoustic aspect to the music. Electroacoustic music is Goodman’s specialty, and she runs all of her own technology for the unique works. One piece, Persistence of Memory, is by Mark Zanter, who is a Professor of Composition at Marshall University.

Two of the works feature the alto flute, a larger, lower version of the C flute that most people are accustomed to hearing. “Glenville State acquired an alto flute for its collection of school-owned instruments last year, so programming these works is a way to introduce students to this beautiful and unique sound,” Goodman said.

She notes that this performance will be her first solo recital for a live audience since January 2020. “During the height of the pandemic, I performed over a dozen live-streamed and pre-recorded solo recitals from my living room for a number of presenting arts organizations, and I’m very much looking forward to the special and necessary sensation of sharing live music with an audience in the same room with me. Magic happens when we experience music together!” she added.

Principal Flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Goodman earned degrees from Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, and Duquesne University. She was solo flutist for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble for over 18 seasons and has performed in many different notable places around the world. In addition to her work at Glenville State, she is also an adjunct lecturer of flute at Marietta College and Ashland University. Goodman is a founding member of PANdenomium4, a flute quartet, and Chrysalis, a singing flutist and singing pianist duo. She resides in central Ohio with her husband, percussionist, composer, and educator Chris Carmean, and their dog Jack.

The recital is free and open to the public.

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