Madison Sibley, flute - Senior Recital

FSU Student Madison Sibley to Present Senior Flute Recital

Frostburg State University student Madison Sibley will present her senior flute recital on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. She will be accompanied by Joseph Yungen on the piano. The recital is free and open to the public.

Sibley’s program will consist of “Sonata No. 3” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Fantasie” by Gabriel Fauré, “Lookout” by Robert Dick and selections from “Suite Antique” by John Rutter.

Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. He completed his “Sonata No. 3” in 1720.

Fauré was a French Romantic composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. His elegant “Fantasie,” originally dedicated to the celebrated musician Paul Taffanel, has some beautiful melodic lines and is Impressionistic in form and harmony.

Dick is a flutist, composer, teacher and author. His musical style is a mix of classical, world music, electronic and jazz. “Lookout” is his most popular piece. Commissioned for the 1989 National Flute Association’s High School Flute Soloist Competition, “Lookout” is a tonal, melodic rock solo for flute that uses singing, playing and easy multiphonics. Inspired by 1960s and ’70s rock, “Lookout” is the first in Robert’s series of solo flute pieces inspired by American popular music.

Rutter is an English composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer. In 1979, he was commissioned to compose an instrumental piece for a musical festival in Berkshire. Inspired by Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5,” which was on the program, he chose to honor Bach’s chosen musical forces in this piece, as well as the forms and styles of Bach’s day. “Suite Antique” is one of Rutter's most popular orchestral works and pays homage to a variety of early dances and lyric styles.

Sibley, of Spring Gap, Md., has studied flute at FSU with Marla Nistico, Stephanie Ray and Keith Hanlon. She anticipates graduating in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in music, with a concentration in education.

For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

Event Type

Music, Performance, Recital


Music Department


Free and open to the public

Phone for Info


Contact Person

Theresa Skidmore

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Ticket Info - Cost/Ticket site

Free admission (no tickets required)