Lydia Bachorik Flute Recital Highlights
Music Major Lydia Bachorik recently performed her Senior Flute Recital in Burckart Hall. Accompanied by Raeanna Eastwood on the piano, Bachorik’s attention to detail and musical touch radiated throughout her performances.
After the recital, Associate Professor Janet Tschida said, “Congrats to Lydia and her teacher on a well-prepared recital. Her repertoire selection showcased a wide range of skills–technically and musically. Lydia’s strong work ethic during her four years at Maranatha enabled her to perform an outstanding recital.”
Bachorik gave her recital to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with concentrations in Flute Performance and Early Childhood Music. Following graduation, she hopes to give private flute lessons, teach music in a Christian school, and pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Flute Performance with a focus on pedagogy.
Bachorik’s favorite in the program, this piece features frequent mood swings. With a triumphant, defiant beginning, the piece combines lyrical sections, relaxed tempos, and spritely articulations that climax in a dramatic, over-the-top ending.
Bachorik performed this piece alongside fellow flute players Kyria Teachout and Jeremiah Willson. Together, they mastered the numerous techniques – pizzicato, jet whistles, ch, sha, ki, pitch bends, stomps, and flutter tonguing – that Chamberlain integrated into the piece.
Sonata I. Allegretto malincolico
In his compositions, Poulenc strove to bridge the gap between the avante-garde and the nationalistic. His music reflects this goal in unpretentious sounds meant for the common man. Written at the commission of the Library of Congress from the Coolidge Foundation, this sonata is the only flute piece Poulenc ever wrote. The piece showcases a beautiful melody that opens the piece and returns at the end.
A Living Sacrifice
Next, Bachorik plays an arrangement of the well-known hymn “Take My Life and Let It Be,” which emphasizes the importance of total surrender to God’s will. Hannah Ostrander assisted Bachorik on the violin.
Danza de la Mariposa
Translated as “Dance of the Butterfly,” this piece depicts the shapes and colors of butterflies with sound and rhythm. Reflecting Coleman’s “urban-classical” style, Bachorik performs modern techniques like flutter tonguing and pitch bending.
Flute Sonata in E minor, Op. 167 “Undine” I. Allegro
This programmatic piece depicts the German tragedy of a water-spirit, Undine, who wishes to marry a human and gain an immortal soul. Depicting an underwater world, the running piano part provides the watery atmosphere for the flowing passages of the flute.