Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
- Author(s): Constantino, Anthony David
- Advisor(s): Krouse, Ian
- et al.
Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra intends to explore an emotional progression from an
initial anxiety, through fear and loneliness, and finally culminating in comfort. The solo flute takes the
role of the character dealing with these emotions, and the ensemble illustrates the stimuli affecting them.
Compositionally, the first three movements act to create a mounting sense of tension through the use of
dissonant harmony and jarring rhythm. This tension is resolved and released in the last movement – an
arioso in which the flute sings melodically. Composed for flutist Anastasia Petanova with an intended
premiere in January, 2019.