New College of Florida in Sarasota hosts Robert Aitken’s “Masterclass On The Bay”,
a first for USA flutists. Eight days of group exercises, individual coaching and chamber music culminate with a free public concert featuring class participants and Robert Aitken.
Robert Aitken performed a tour de force in New Zealand … premiering Henry Brant’s “Ghosts and Gargoyles” in a concert with flute orchestra … holding four advanced masterclasses … performing an extensive recital … and lecturing on “Music As A Language”.
I’m quite grateful to be among all of you today and mostly because you are all so talented in the art of music. I’d like to introduce myself as a composer but it would be more appropriate to say that I’m more of a leisure classical music composer minus your degree of education in the field.