Franz Schubert's "Ständchen" is the title of a colorful program in which Jean-Claude Gérard presents well-known melodies on the flute: on the one hand, famous flute pieces such as the "Badinerie" from J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 or "Syrinx" by Claude Debussy. In addition, he has also adapted well-known evergreens for his instrument, for example Rimsky-Korsakoff's famous "Flight of the Bumblebee", Gluck's "Reigen seliger Geister" or the "Gymnopédie No. 1" by Eric Satie. The flautist Jean-Claude Gérard studied in Paris and was principal flute in the Paris Opéra Orchestra and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1987 he was appointed professor of the flute in Hanover and since 1989 has occupied a similar position at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule.