Torke Daffodils

NFA August 2012This year’s National Flute Association Convention saw the premiere of Michael Torke’s Daffodils for flute and piano. Commissioned by Emily Skala for the occasion of Bonnie Boyd’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” Tribute Concert, it was premiered on August 12, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the NFA’s annual convention.

The title refers to Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, Scene 4:

“…daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.”