The Magic Flute

In an evening of magic and wonder, Maestro Ankush Kumar Bahl is joined by the Principal Flutist of the Seattle Symphony, Demarre McGill, for the memorable and sparkling Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Kevin Puts.

Holland Center
Friday, Nov 3 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 4 | 7:30 PM


Ankush Kumar Bahl Music Director More
Alejandro Gómez Guillén Assistant Conductor More
Demarre McGill Flute More

Program Info

  • MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute

  • KEVIN PUTS: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

  • SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5

Featuring a prominent flute solo and highlighting the instrument’s ability to convey a sense of wonder and magic, the overture to Mozart’s The Magic Flute sets the stage for the evening ahead. The exploration of the flute continues as the winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist Demarre McGill, takes the stage to perform the melodic and lively Flute Concerto by American composer Kevin Puts. Finally, praised for its intense emotional expressiveness and ability to convey a sense of Finnish national identity, the evocative and powerful Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius is an enduring masterpiece in the orchestral repertoire.

After Hours performance on Saturday

Join us after Saturday's concert in the orchestra level lobby for a special, intimate performance from Demarre McGill. Get up close to the flutist while he plays hand-picked selections in a concert experience unlike any you've seen before. The setlist includes:

  • POULENC: Flute Sonata
  • GRANT: Still Songs
  • BORNE: Carmen Fantasy

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