Bostonian Scenes

for Flute Quartet

Commissioned by Celebrity Series of Boston

Valerie Coleman

Duration: 7'
Instrumentation:Picc, 2Fl, Afl

Commissioned by Celebrity Series of Boston for Neighborhood Arts for their 2022 Solo(s) Together commissioning project program, this 5-movement collection of four flute solos and a quartet takes the listeners on a journey through Boston’s most iconic scenes and old haunts of the composer during her studies in Boston. The work is influenced by the paintings of Boston-based African American artist, Allan Rohan Crite. His works, “Tire Jumping in Front of My Window”, ” Cambridge, Sunday Morning” and others that depict the African American experience in Boston were used as inspiration.

This work is also available to purchase as individual movements.

  1. Promenade Along with Charles River
  2. Cambridge on Sunday Morning (Alto Flute solo)
  3. Tire Jumping (Piccolo solo)
  4. Fenway Overture (C Flute solo)
  5. Fenway (flute quartet)