Elliott Carter completed his Concerto for Flute and Ensemble in March 2008, back when he was only 99. The astonishingly prolific Mr. Carter is about 10 weeks shy of 103. Since he turned 100, he has written 14 works. He was at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday night, when the flutist Patricia Spencer and the Mannes Orchestra, conducted by David Hayes, gave the New York premiere of his rhapsodic and brilliant 14-minute concerto. You can only imagine what it meant to Ms. Spencer and the gifted student players from Mannes College the New School for Music to perform the work in Mr. Carter’s presence.
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