8 pm Thursday, Feb. 7., Thursday February 07 | Free.
The accomplished and adventurous New Zealand-born flutist, who frequently used to play hereabouts, has spent the past few years performing in Ashlandâ€™s Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She often played the music of longtime OSF composer and her fellow Southern Oregon University prof Todd Barton, whoâ€™s also written for the Oregon Symphony, Kronos Quartet and many others. (Chances are, if you heard music at the festival, it was Bartonâ€™s.) Brinckman returns to play a solo program featuring five different flutes (including piccolo, the wooden Baroque traverso, alto, contrabass) and occasional electronic accompaniment. The program features Bartonâ€™s new Sonus Sonorus
for traverso and electronics, inspired by a work by 18th-century French composer Jean-Marie Leclair; Brinckmanâ€™s own new HĂĽzĂĽn Nar
(inspired by her travels in Istanbul and the work of famed Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk); music by Australian composer Ross Edwards; and American composers Shirish Korde and Alex Shapiro; plus Jennifer Higdon, one of todayâ€™s finest composers.
Lincoln Hall, Portland State UniversityPhone:
1620 SW Park Ave.