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Demarre McGill has gained international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, he has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Grant Park, San Diego and Baltimore symphony orchestras and, at age 15, the Chicago Symphony.
Now principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, he previously served as principal flute of the Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He recently served as acting principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and earlier with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Sonata in a minor for solo flute, Wq. 132, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
3 Pieces for solo flute, Pierre-Octave Ferroud (1900-1936)
Act 1, No. 2, Flute Solo, from Aladdin, Op. 34, Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Scene 4, No. 12, The Children are Playing, from Moderen, Op. 41, Carl Nielsen
Song for solo flute, Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
Sonata Appassionata in f-sharp minor for solo flute, Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Tango Etude No. 3 for solo flute, Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
No. 5, Adagio, from 12 Etudes for solo flute, Jacques Castérède (1926-2014)