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 Flutes, Flutes and More Flutes in Three Special SRU Concerts 




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          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Three upcoming flute concerts will put that instrument in the spotlight at Slippery Rock University, including a performance by Brazilian-born flutist Dr. Tadeu Coelho.

            SRU’s two flute choirs, under the direction of Stacey Steele, assistant professor of music, will perform separate concerts in Swope Recital Hall with the first by the Chamber Flutes set for 8 p.m., Wednesday [Nov. 17] featuring an auditioned group of eight flute majors. Students in the group are often seen performing at on-campus and community functions. The second group, the SRU University Flute Choir, will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 in Swope. Admission to each concert is $3.

The third program will see Coelho, a North Carolina School of the Arts faculty associate professor of flute since 2002, returning to campus for a solo recital at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in Swope. Included on the program will be major works for flute, including, Copland’s "Duo," Burton’s "Sonatine," and Mower’s "Sonata Latino." Admission is $5.

           The Chamber Flutes Concert will include a variety of pieces in many styles, including a collection of pieces by the group’s favorite composer, Catherine McMichael titled "Floris." Griffes’ "Poem," usually performed by a solo flutist with piano accompaniment, will be featured as a group arrangement. Ending the program will be selections heralding the beginning of the holiday season in a work titled "Silver Winds," with a special arrangement of “Silent Night.”

           Coelho formerly taught at theUniversity of New Mexico and served as a visiting professor at the Ino Mirkovich Music Academy in Croatia. He frequently appears as soloist, chamber musician, and master clinician throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and has performed as first solo flutist of the Santa Fe Symphony, Hofer Symphoniker in Germany and the Spoletto Festival Orchestra in Italy, among others, including guest appearances with the Boston Symphony. A recipient of many awards and scholarships, Rockefeller Foundation, Fideicomiso para la cultura México/EUA, USIA/Fulbright, LASPAU, and CAPES, he received his doctor of musical arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music.


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