Shefali Shah, flute - Senior Recital

FSU Student Shefali Shah to Present Senior Flute Recital

Frostburg State University student Shefali Shah will present her senior flute recital on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. She will be accompanied by Dr. Joseph Yungen on the piano and guest artist Eftihia Arkoudis on the flute. This event is free and open to the public.

Shah will perform the first movement from “Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34” by Charles-Marie Widor, “Ballade” by Albert Perilhou, “Maya” by Ian Clarke and “Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano” by Eric Ewazen.

Widor, most famous for his organ music and as organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris, composed “Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34” in 1898. The opening movement, “Moderato,” is the farthest from resembling its counterpart in a true sonata. It is more concerned with lyricism than development.

Composed in 1903, “Ballade” is a one-movement piece that begins with a slow part and alternates with a brisk tempo that demonstrates the range of the flute. The melody of the slow part keeps coming back along the piece, which finishes on it.

“Maya,” composed in 2000, is a beautifully dreamy piece. The title refers to the illusion or appearance of the phenomenal world.

Composed for flutist Marya Martin, who has championed and recorded much of Ewazen’s elegant and attractive flute music, “Sonata No 1” is cast in three movements in the grand romantic tradition.

Shah studies under Arkoudis at FSU. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education. Shah anticipates graduating in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and plans to become a music educator. The daughter of Kavita and Vimal Shah of Elkton, Md., she is a graduate of Elkton High School.

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

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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

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Music, Performance, Recital


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Theresa Skidmore

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Free and open to the public