Video of premiere performance: February 2, 2019

Mary Palchak, flute • Ron Levy, piano

Recorded by Franz Pusch

I. Flute Salad (00:00) — Sonata style – with a Latin tinge

II. Cookie Waltz (04:34) Evocative, suave, endearing

III. Jigsaw (08:50) Can you find the hidden quotes?

Performer Snapshot ...

Mary Palchak ...

... performs and teaches flute in Orange County California. She received her Master’s Degree from the St Louis Conservatory of Music where she was a student of St Louis Symphony Principal Flutist Jacob Berg. Ms. Palchak is currently on faculty at the Chapman University Hall Musco Conservatory of Music and at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, she maintains a large private studio in her Irvine home. She has performed throughout the US for the Yamaha Music Education System, bringing new works by young composers to life. She enjoys participating in the creative process with composers and is honored to be part of this evening's concert!

Here is a quirky vignette featuring Ms. Palchak and her adorable beagle, Dolly...

Score/part for the FLUTE SONATA available at SMP Press: